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Our music 'Shaykes' elements and styles of jazz, Latin as well as classical music.


Cesar Correa | Piano

Arnaud Francelet | Kontrabass

Shayke compels the world to stop and listen.

Reminiscent of a "shayken" artisanal cocktail, they achieve a delightful balance between their original arrangements and improvisation with a fluid and elegant sound that transports the listener to a colorful landscape of European and Latin American influences.

Longtime friends, collaborators, and composers César Correa and Arnaud Francelet founded Shayke in 2018 and they've been transporting their audiences to a state of bliss ever since as they masterfully blend elements from jazz styles, Latin and classical music.

Shayke concerts are a collaboration of talented musicians from across the globe who are all dedicated to creating a unique and moving musical experience.


Musicians involved:

Raphael Nick - drums

David Stauffacher- percussion

Roberto Taufic - guitar

Diego da Silva - drums

Clara Menezes - vocals

Ramon Gabriel - percussion

Daniel Woodtli - trumpet


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We are looking forward to see you again



Arnaud Francelet - Kontrabass

Arnaud Francelet was born in Freiburg/ Switzerland. His love for music began in his early childhood. At the age of nine, Arnaud joined as bassist in the band of his brother for the first time. With his bass instrument, he could fully develop his creativity. At age 12, he gained his first experience with studio recordings as a rock band member and in that time created his first own compositions.


After studying at the Bass Institute of Technology in Los Angeles Arnaud Francelet works as a composer (Francelet / Moser, Paraffine, Volver, and many more) as an electric bassist and double bassist in various formations (from duo to big band and classical to jazz & electric) and as a music teacher.


He has made several studio productions with international artists  He performs regularly in Switzerland and went on tour to in the whole of Europe, the USA, and also in Asia like Japan, China, India, and many more. Arnaud participates in various musicals and has had various appearances with renowned musicians such as John di Martino, Juan Munguia, Daniel Woodtli and many more


Cesar Correa - Piano

César Correa is born in Trujillo, north of Peru, on 7 May 1975 and began to play piano at the age of 5 under his father’s direction, who is his first teacher, after pursuing his studies with private teachers and music schools. Between the age of 6 and 16 years, he participates in interschool music contests with his own school and will win first place every year then. With 13 years, he already exerts plenty of professional musical activities with various local groups.


At the age of 18, César Correa leaves his country to go to Switzerland and will study at  Bern Jazz School, as well as at the National Conservatory of Fribourg.


Soon, he integrates several Jazz formations, being produced through and throughout Europe, his most important collaboration is at the heart of the group The Cuban power.


He’s 23 and his uncommon way of play, his inflection, kindness, and humbleness leave no one indifferent.


In 1996, he meets Alfredo de la Fe, the salsa violist, who will introduce him to a more relevant and international career.​

His talent allows him to play for more than 2 years with Celia Cruz, the great cuban diva, as well as be noticed by Carlos Santana, who invites him to play on the stage at one of his concerts. Later, Eddy Palmieri will do the same, yielding to him his piano, fascinated by César Correa, whom he consider as his spiritual son.


He will play with the greatest artists of the latin music scene as Giovanni Hidalgo, José Alberto el Canario, Celia Cruz, Jimmy Bosch, and many others.


In 2001, he creates with other two musicians the european salsa orchestra Mercadonegro, Correa being the director, composer and arranger. Their group accompanies other great artist such as: Ismael Miranda, Charly Aponte, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Tito Nieves, Cheo Feliciano, Albita Rodríguez, Isaac Delgado, Mayito Rivera, Charly Cardona, Wilson Manyoma, Adalberto Santiago, Willie González, Ray Sepulveda, Frankie Morales, Edy Montañez, Dave Valentín, Richie Ray, Yan Colla Yan, to mention just the most relevant ones. 



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