Joachim Badenhorst reeds
Frantz Loriot viola
Pascal Niggenkemper double-bass
baloni, with Belgian reed-player Joachim Badenhorst (clarinet, tenor saxophone), French-Japanese violist Frantz Loriot (viola) and French-German bassist Pascal Niggenkemper was formed in Brooklyn, New York in 2008, establishing a triple-entente based on the listening to the other, the exploration of the unknown and the vertigo of the moment. Whether they tread through steep and jagged terrain or along curvy paths strewn with melodies both fleeting and tenacious, it is impossible to distinguish the improvised from the written. But what matter which bottle, as long the poetic journey leads to drunkenness in the end.
Since the very beginning of their story, baloni could always count on the support of the Portuguese label Clean Feed. They have released Fremdenzimmer in November 2011, Belleke in July 2014 and the LP Ripples in March 2015.
Festivals and venues presence includes:
Bimhuis (Amsterdam, NL), Offene Ohren (Munich, D), Club W71 (Weikerscheim, D), Brand! Festival (Mechelen, B), Downtown Music Gallery (New York, USA), Jazz im Goethe-Garten Festival (Lisbon, P), Le Petit Faucheux (Tours, F), Fondation Biermans-Lapôtre (Paris, F), Theater am Gleis (Winterthur, CH), D'Jazz Nevers Festival (Nevers, F), Grenzenlos Festival (Cologne, D), Meteo - Mulhouse Music festival (Mulhouse, F), Banlieues Bleues Festival (Pantin, F), Exploratorium (Berlin, D), Aufsturz (Berlin, D), Abbaye de Neumünster (Luxemburg, LX), Rataplan (Antwerp, B), Maison H.Heine (Paris, F), WIM (Zürich, CH), Ham Sessions Festival (Ghent, B), LVR Landesmuseum (Bonn, D), Jazzolder (Mechelen, B), Jazzatelier (Ulrichsberg, AT), J.Pelzer Jazz Club (Liège, B), Clean Feed Festivals (Berlin & Cologne, D), DSMC (New York, USA), Cafe Orwell (New York, USA), New Adits Festival (Klagenfurt, AT), Ort (Wuppertal, D), etc.