Chemical seen a mixture consists of two substances at least, like the air we breeze containing oxygene, nitrogene, carbon dioxide and helium.
The Rusira Mixtett ist an assortment of different musicians blowing this air through wind instruments or beating on their drums to get it in motion.
Ruth ›Rusira‹ Schepers fulfilled her desire to have an akustic band playing in the open countryside in the sun or in a smoky jazzclub as well. A good melody applies to every genre, that’s kind of her motto. The pieces she composed are for eight wind instruments and a drummer for listening and dancing. They are inspired of Jazz, Italian brassbands and spicy food. Not considering the usual schemes she sends her melodies on a journey to find their own structures.
The musicians are coming from different stylistic backgrounds. There is soloing without safety net and collective improvisations. They fall apart, regroup, everyone leading and blending as well. Through their musical skills and understanding they make the stories in the songs come alive.
In 2011, the Rusira Mixtett won the Studio Jazz Prize with support of the Senat of Berlin. Thank you, Senat of Berlin!!!
Ruth Schepers, composer, soprano- und altosaxophone, flute, clarinet
appreciates and composes music from any kind but loves jazz the most. Founder of the Rusira Mixtett. Loves individuality and a sense of humour in music. Playes and composes also with the composers orchestra berlin (led by Hazel Leach)
Tobias Dettbarn, clarinet, bassclarinet
is a classical educated clarinetist and a natural free player (see f.e. shoot the moon led by Almut Schlichting) Cadenzas, Capriolas or section - anything you want!
Christian Magnusson, trumpet
born in sweden and grown up in switzerland he is also on trumpet a cosmopolitan. Playes with numerous bands from duo to bigband (see Hannes Zerbe Jazzorchestra, Nordlicht) and musicians of every style.
Anna Kaluza, altosaxophone
Anke Lucks, trombone
Is telling stories with her trombone. As a assoziative player and a melodist she is a treasured member of many ensembles of worldmusic, jazz or experimental music.
Oleg Hollmann, baritonesaxophone
Orlando de Boeykens, tuba
Tom Dayan, drums