Roche ’n’ Jazz feiert Jubiläum – 10 Jahre Roche ’n’ Jazz

Basel, 25 September 2015

Anniversary concert at the Tinguely Museum on 25 September 2015

Roche 'n' Jazz will be celebrating its tenth birthday with a concert by the McCoy Mrubata Project. Since 2005, around 30,000 visitors have attended the series of events at the Tinguely Museum.

Roche 'n' Jazz is a partnership between Roche, the bird's eye jazz club and the Tinguely Museum which aims to provide a forum for innovative jazz beyond the mainstream. On the last Friday of every month, internationally renowned jazz musicians perform in the space dedicated to the current exhibition at the Tinguely Museum.

"Innovative ideas, a delight in experimentation, and an openness to new experiences are what distinguish Roche as a company, the Tinguely Museum and the bird's eye jazz club. This certainly explains why the concert series is so successful", says Jürg Erismann, Head of Basel/Kaiseraugst Site. "Roche 'n' Jazz is an important cultural commitment by Roche in Basel which enriches the range of cultural activities in the city and its surrounding area".

The anniversary concert featuring the McCoy Mrubata Project will be held at the Tinguely Museum between 4 and 6 p.m. on Friday, 25 September.

McCoy Mrubata Project

Saxophonist, flautist and vocalist McCoy Mrubata is a much sought-after musician in his home country of South Africa. He is currently Artist in Residence in Basel.

He is profoundly influenced by the music of the Cape Town township of Langa – by the hymns of the African churches as much as the chants and rhythms of traditional healers and the horn sections of local jive bands. With the aid of a formation made up of students from the jazz department of the Basel music academy, McCoy Mrubata will be presenting an exciting programme that draws in equal measure on jive legend Zaks Nkosi and the goema rhythms of Cape Town's carnival.

The concert is being held in partnership with the Centre for African Studies and the jazz department of the Basel music academy.

Line-up:

McCoy Mrubata: soprano/tenor/baritone saxes/flute/vocals

Oskar Szutenberg: trumpet

Lukas Reinert: trombone

Sarah Chaksad: alto/soprano saxes/flute

Severin Jenny: tenor sax

Wolfgang Zumpe: euphonium/flugelhorn/trumpet

David Cogliatti: piano

Maleen Sutter: bass

Lucas Johnson: drums

The first set starts at 4 p.m. and the second at 5.15 p.m. The admission ticket includes both the concert and the exhibition. More information can be found at www.roche-n-jazz.ch.

About Roche

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is a leader in research-focused healthcare with combined strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and neuroscience. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management. Roche’s personalised healthcare strategy aims at providing medicines and diagnostics that enable tangible improvements in the health, quality of life and survival of patients. Founded in 1896, Roche has been making important contributions to global health for more than a century. Twenty-nine medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organization Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials and chemotherapy.

In 2014, the Roche Group employed 88,500 people worldwide, invested 8.9 billion Swiss francs in R&D and posted sales of 47.5 billion Swiss francs. Genentech, in the United States, is a wholly owned member of the Roche Group. Roche is the majority shareholder in Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan. For more information, please visit roche.com.