Christoph Irniger (saxophone), Stefan Aeby (piano), Dave Gisler (guitar), Raffaele Bossard (bass), Michi Stulz (drums).
Founded by Zurich-based tenor saxophonist Christoph Irniger, Pilgrim are one of the most exciting young ensembles in contemporary European Jazz.
An energetic quintet whose performances are filled with verve, spontaneity and pulsating improvisation, they visit Bray Jazz on the back of the release of a remarkable live album ‘Big Wheel Live’, which appeared on several ‘Best Of’ lists of 2016.
Drawn from different regions of their native Switzerland, Pilgrim’s members have performed with many of the greats, Dave Liebman, Dave Douglas, Nasheet Waits and Joey Baron included.
“Pilgrim is a high-achieving unit, the end results immensely satisfying"
- Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz
"Highly recommended!"- Cadence Magazine US