The Festival team wish to thank the Partners and the individs for their generous support:

The quality of music offered during the five nights of the last edition of the Festival, convinced the organizers of its importance for Albanian culture and for the entire Balkan scene. The music of TIRANA JAZZ FESTIVAL 06 will represent a continuous play between our collective memory and its reinterpretations.
Prof/As Fatos Qerimi

Hans-Joachim Roedelius - Honorary President

Born 1934 in Berlin, , male- nurse, physiotherapist, masseur, guider / escort of the dying, composer writer, poet, foto-collage-artist, producer Founder - member of the artslab Zodiak in Berlin and groups such as Geraeusche, Plus Minus, Per-sonare, Kluster, Cluster, Harmonia, Friendly Game, Aquarello and Tempus Transit. Collaborations / co-productions with artists around the globe such as with: Konrad Plank, Brian Eno, Holger Czukay, Dieter Moebius, Michael Rother, Conrad Schnitzler, Peter Baumann, Felix Jay, Tim Story, Fabio Capanni, Jurij Novoselic, Nicola Alesini, Susumu Hirasawa, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Hiroshi Nagashima, Kenji Konishi, Stephan Steiner, Bernadette Reiter, David Bickley, Alquimia, Morgan Fisher and many others, as well as with choreografer Caroline Carlsen at the “Teatro e Danza la Fenice”, with Esther Linley, Joao de Bruco and Mark Linter-Harris for “Borges & I” and “Utopia of a tired man” ( two dance-theatre-pieces based on novels of Jorge Luis Borges ) for “Wiener Festwochen” and ”Donaufestival / Krems”, also with choreografer Roberto Castello on “Persistence of Memory” in Krems and Klagenfurt / Austria. Autor of the Oratorium 𠇍s Pudels Kern” for “Eurokaz” / Zagreb and collaborator at the music-theatre-piece of Jurij Novoselic “Happy Kitchen” for the Biennale Zagreb
About thousand compositions including text and poetry, approximately hundred records either soloworks or productions in co - authorship with other composers or tracks on samplers / compilations.Almost uncountable concerts / performances / readings all over Europe and in main cities of Japan and the United States.
Music for the film/documentary “Witness to war” from filmdirector Deborah Shaffer / New York that won a “Documentary Oscar”..
Musical participation at the soundtrack for the film “the room of the son” (a stanza del figlio) from filmdirector Nanni Moretti that won the “Golden Palm” in Cannes in 2001. Music for the documentary / film Stalin the red god” from filmdirector Frederick Baker that won a “Golden Gate Award” at the San Francisco Filmfestival in 2002. Musical participation at the soundtrack for the film “Y Tu Mama Tambien” from Mexican filmdirector Alfonso Cuaron. Music ( together with the Fratelli-Brothers ) for the soundtrack of the film “Imagine Imagine” about John Lennon from filmdirector Frederick Baker that won some US-awards Participation at the soundtrack of the film “FAQ” from Stefan Hafner and Alexander Binder
Spiritus rector and curator of the symposion / Festival “More Ohr Less” in Lunz in Lower Austria.

29 May

Dorit Chrysler
Seeing her perform, Lee Hazelwood proclaimed her to be "better than
Nancy" Best known for her unique Theremin style, composer/musician Dorit Chrysler also has a prolific recording & performing career as a vocalist, producer and engineer. Living in NYC, she has collaborated & recorded with artists such as Gordon Raphael (Strokes), Elliot Sharp, Matt Johnson (The The), Foetus, Gibby Haynes & Electric Indigo. She is currently co-producing a documentary about the NY Theremin Society, which she has founded and will be playing Theremin on the next Cohen Brothers Movie. Dorit played at the 2005 Worldfair in Japan & is currently touring worldwide. Web site:

George Taylor
After 10 years of writing television soundtracks with fratelli brothers, NOH1 has produced an album of his own work - 'Bespoke', featuring contributions from Hans Joachim Roedelius, Joji Hirota and AfroCelts' James McNally. NOH1 (aka George Taylor) selected some of this material for performing solo live at the 'More Orr Less' festival in Lunz, Austria in 2005. The live line - up has now been extended to include London session drummer Roy Dodds and Simple Minds' producer Jez Coad on guitar - expect ambient retro acid fusion! Web site:

30 May

Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Jurij Novoselic in 'Happy Kitchen'
German electronic music legend Hans-Joachim Roedelius, with a discography of more than 80 releases, has been active in music for over thirty years. He is a pioneer in electronic music, not least for his collaborations with such prominent musicians/composers/producers as Peter Baumannn, Dieter Moebius, Conny Plank and Michael Rother. He has founded several groups, most notably Kluster/Cluster and Harmonia. Over his prolific career, Roedelius’s musical output has covered a great deal of sonic territory and emotional range: from deeply introspective to rhythmically dancey, from experimental improvisations to heart felt vignettes, Roedelius is a musician of depth and breadth. His influence on the genre of electronic music will be felt for many years. Web site:

The king of electro crooning is coming. He is a tanned slim figure of a man, in his late 50s, dressed in a crisp white suit and pink tie with a smile and oozing charisma that could light up a damp cardboard box. Louie Austen has been around for longer than you may realise. He has leaped from a thriving lobby singer à la Frank Sinatra at Vienna’s Hilton Hotel to one of the most exhilarating performers dance music currently has to offer, now, over the last years, performing many times a year across the globe, from intimate filthy electro clubs through to 10,000 capacity arenas. Louie’s free spirit, his passion for life and performing fascinates his audience from young to old. The album ‘Hear My Song: the Best of Louie Austen’ will be released on Tirk records shortly. Louie Austen. From Rat Pack crooner to the saviour of Electro. We take a bow!. Web site:

31 May

Nicolas Simion
Nicolas Simion's latest band formation has an American rhythm section:

Dave King on bass and Alan Jones on drums plus the German guitarist Norbert Scholly. They excite their audiences with original Balkan rhythms and exotic jazz-like grooves from Transylvania! Web site:

1 June

Horstmann, Wiedmann, Daneck
HORSTMANN _ WIEDMANN _ DANECK, a trio with the unusual instrumentation of two guitars and drums, have created an original soundscape in which musical roles are constantly being exchanged within the ensemble. The guitarists move back and forth between melodic lines, chordal accompaniment, bass lines, and improvised solos, and the drummer, rather than being misused as a mere metronome, is a full member of the ensemble, controlling the frequently-changing textures as much as the guitarists.

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Luca Ciarla
Enzo Ruggeri
Luca Ciarla -Violinist, pianist and composer, is an original and eclectic artist. Ciarla plays classical, jazz and folk music and his imaginative compositions reflect his diverse musical background. To date he has performed in some of the best festivals and clubs in China, England, Italy, Mexico, Slovenia, Switzerland and the United States. There is “no doubt that Ciarla is a player to be reckoned with,” (Daniel Buckley, Tucson Citizen, USA). In the last years he has played with musicians such as Daniele Scannapieco, Simone Zanchini, Lello Pareti, Luciano Biondini, Walter Paoli, Maurizio Rolli, Max Ionata, Danilo Rea, Samuele Garofoli, Marco Salcito, Nicola Angelucci, Blaine Whittaker, Sylvain Gagnon, Anthony Fernandes, Giampaolo Ascolese, Antonio Franciosa, Marco Siniscalco, Marina Rei, Daniele Sepe.

Renzo Ruggieri, accordion-Accordionist, has performed in Brazil, Spain, Germany, U.K., France, Slovakia, USA, Iceland, Russia, etc and has appeared on national TV and in prestigious theatres including Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Greco Romano di Taormina, teatro Romano di Benevento. He writes musical scores for various theatrical productions, collaborating with such important names as Piera Degli Esposti, Antonio Calenda, Germano Mazzocchetti, Davide Riondino, Judith Malina, David Haughton, and Paolo Perelli. Other important collaborations are those with Gianni Coscia, Art Van Damme, Enrico Rava, Sageer Khan, Geoffrey Warren, Giovanni Maier, Ares Tavolazzi, Peppino Principe, Maurizio Rolli, Diana Torto, Bruno De Filippi, Gianni Cazzola, Jim Gailoreto, Ada Montellanico, Fabrizio Bosso, Lino Patruno, Michael Supnick.

2 June

Moon Inhabitant
The music of Moon Inhabitants--an international quartet featuring drummer Bajram Istrefi Jr. (KO), saxophonist Jure Pukl (SLO), bassist Steve Wood (USA) and trombonist Philip Yaeger (USA) reflects their unique vision of jazz, but is also influenced by Balkan and Turkish music, American soul and R&B, and many other sources. Their distinct style and energetic performances throughout middle Europe have earned them widening recognition from both audiences and their fellow musicians throughout Middle and Eastern Europe.

Leda Atomica Musique "Freres des Mers"
PHIL SPECTRUM alias " Phil Spectrum "Keyboard player, singer, author-composer, sound engineer, journalist Leda Atomica Musique artistic director.Has composed for dance companies, theater and urban theater for prestigious and international renowned large events companies.
JEAN MARC PIZANI alias Jearc. After having performed as a drummer/percussionist in régional festivals and scènes with diverse groups such as Terrific Frenchies, Marquis Moon, he spécialise in électronic strings instruments and join Léda Atomica Musique.
MARIE ANGE JANNUCCILLO alias Marie démon. After studying Lyrical singing at the conservatory, she turned herself towards theater and Rock’n’Roll and eventually joined Léda Atomica Musique of which she is co fonder and co director and Générik Vapeur, Ilotopie , Quartiers Nord.
Guest Musician: PASCAL FERRARI started as guitarist his career in the 80’s. Has performed with bands such as Léda Atomica, Venus Bitch or Les fourmis magnétiques. Since 1999, he works on personal projects and devises improvised music in concert with other musicians and participates régularly to Léda Atomica Musique’s projects.
This project is proudly supported by "AFAA" and "LA VILLE DE MARSEILLE".

3 June
Tirana Jazz Orchestra
Fatos Qerimi, musician, clarinettist and composer, with a considerable number of compositions for clarionet, symphonic orchestra, theatre and film soundtrack. Auther and co-author in many projects, albums and studing atricles. Assistent Professor in the Academy of Arts in Tirana. In 2005 he won the award “Best Albanian Musician of 2004”.
Philharmonic Band of Athens Municipality
Philharmonic Band of Athens Municipality is one of Greece's leading musical ensembles that promotes quality music and culture. It has a characteristic sound flexible in accurate stylistic interpretations, and is comprised by excellent professional musicians - soloists with experience in performing and teaching Jazz as well as classical and contemporary music.




Project Title: TIR JAZZ FEST 06
Time Period: 29 May -03 June 2006
Organizer: Moving Culture, Academy of Arts
Address: QNK (International Center of
Culture)Tirana. ALBANIA
Tel/Fax: +355 (04) 250770
Web site:
E-mail address:
Honorary President: Hans-Joachim Roedelius
Project Director: Ardian Mullahi
Artistic Director: Fatos Qerimi
Executive Director: Petrit Seraili
Consultant: Edi Muka
Coordinator Amarda Kapaj