Fritz Renold,

(born February 27, 1960) is a saxophonist, composer, bandleader, teacher and festival director based in Aarau, Switzerland. [toggle_container keep_open="true" initial_open=""] [toggle title="BIOGRAPHY"]

Early years

Fritz Renold was born in Wettingen, Switzerland. His father played accordion and introduced him to Tango and Dixieland. As a boy clarinetist, Renold played Mozart's Concerto, "Saints," gospel, and Beatles songs. He joined the school band at 14 in order to get an alto sax, even though he hated marching bands. He heard Charlie Parker then, but remained unimpressed until, at 18, he joined a big band and played Sammy Nestico's Basie Book. When he discovered Miles Davis'Funny Valentine and Kinda Blue in the LP bins at Montreux, he was converted to jazz.

Renold flew to Boston and thrived in Berklee College’s international music community. Three ‘audition’ big band scores—Take The A Train, Thus Spoke Zarathustra and Blues For Susy—earned him the Quincy Jones Award, a full scholarship with advanced placement. Since Berklee recommended that he compose, he took every composition course he could, including tuition by Herb Pomeroy, Bob Freedman, Greg Hopkins and Corey Allen. He had Joe Viola andBill Pierce as his saxophone teachers, and was taught improvisation by Gary Burton and John LaPorta among others. Renold graduated in 1987; through 1990 he served as Berklee's first Swiss faculty member.

In Boston, Renold co-founded a band called Bostonian Friends with Christian Jacob, the world-class French pianist. They debuted at Berklee's Performance Center, featuring guest percussionist Greg McPherson, sax legend Jerry Bergonzi, bassist Bruce Gertz, and drummer Ian Froman. When manager Ed Keane sent a tape to WCNY-TV's All American Jazz, it made their Top Ten. Touring years

The Bostonian Friends' first European tour in 1989 led them through Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany and Switzerland. After a 1992 tour brought the Friends back to New York, Washington, and Boston, they cut their first album for EPM [France]. In 1991, EPM signed Bostonian Friends to its first CD, Peace For Africa. "I was glad to have as guests," says Fritz, "two of my most influential teachers, Jerry Bergonzi and Herb Pomeroy." In 1993 Renold toured Switzerland and recorded another CD for EPM with bassist Gildas Boclé, drummer Tommy Campbell, and Bergonzi. On this three-week tour, his Aarau school ensemble played with these American jazz masters. Renold helped form the Jazz Orchestra of Canton Aargau and sent the project band overseas, for learning on the bandstand with “real heavy cats.” This concept blossomed into one of Europe’s biggest and best education camps, Jazzaar Concerts Aarau; the guest list reads like a Who’s Who of Jazz. The event is known today as Jazzaar Festival. The 1994 Bern Jazz Festival invited Renold to host an international band with Randy Brecker, Miroslav Vitous, Jacob, and Nussbaum, a Bostonian Friends edition that returned annually thereafter. Also in 1994, Swiss National TV produced JazzIn hosted by Peter Jaques, with New York based pianist Mark Soskin. Renold led the show’s band, The Empire State Group, which featured Randy Brecker, Victor Lewis, saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi, bassist Harvie S. and others. Renold toured often with top players like Bob Berg, Benny Golson, Randy Brecker, Cecil Bridgewater and Buster Williams, and recorded two albums for Sony Columbia. After many festivals and well-received recordings, Renold marveled "Here we are, twenty years later, with the same rhythm section: Adam, Miroslav, and Christian!" When Renold signed with Sony Music in 1997 as the first Swiss jazz musician on Columbia Records, the Friends made European tours to Glasgow, London, Paris, Bordeaux, Krefeld, Kaiserslautern, Basel, Milano, Vienne, Lustenau and Stuttgart. The Friends’ second album is about to come out again on Sony/BMG – Columbia Records containing the second 1998 session, with Cecil Bridgewater, Golson, Jacob, Williams, and Jackson. His writing harks back to his classical influences. Bostonian Friends and the Aargauer Symphonie Orchestra premiered in 1998 the Jacob/Renold collaboration, Helvetic Suite for Jazz Quintet and Symphony at the newly formed Jazzaar festival. Commissioned by Möbel Pfister Stiftung, the 50-minute suite re-enacts scenes from Swiss history. The work caught the ear of Sony Classical’s European CEO Norman Block, who was in the audience. In 1999 Renold united all the living Ellington band alumni with alto saxophonist Bobby Watson, cast as Johnny Hodges, at Jazzaar. It was the largest assemblage of Ellingtonians during Duke Ellington’s centennial year. The band performed classic Ducal suites: "The Queen’s Suite", "Far East Suite" and "Such Sweet Thunder". Eight Ellington alumni filled the brass and rhythm chairs: trumpeters Benny Bailey, Bill Berry (also conductor), Barrie Lee Hall; trombonists Buster Cooper, Art Barron, Britt Woodman; Aaron Bell (as ‘boy pianist’), John Lamb on bass and Charlie Persip on drums. Touring Switzerland, Bill Berry recalled, “The band got back the old spirit of hangin’ in hotel lounges, playin’ til 4 a.m. and almost missing planes. The last time this happened was at the White House in 1968.” A 1999 CD featuring Brecker, Berg, Nussbaum, and bassist Mike Richmond helped Renold discover the creative joys of record production and finding the right chemistry for musicians working together. He has produced over a dozen CDs for his bands, and those of Christian Jacob, Herb Pomeroy, Markus Hauser, and Ruth Juon. Included in the recording were tracks of the Friends’ tour of Europe with Golson, Bridgewater, Williams, and Ali Jackson. Years in Switzerland and "Jazzaar concerts" In 2000, Renold organized and produced Jacob’s jazz adaptation of Kurt Weill’s Three Penny Opera. Saxophonists Bobby Watson, Renold, Shelley Carroll, Walt Weiskopf, Bernd Konrad, trombonists Bergeron, Gardner, Cooper; trumpeters Hall and Brecker, Chris Albert, Tom Garling, Vitous, Lewis and Jacob played the keystone piece commemorating Weill’s centennial in which Aarau Youth Orchestra played Weill classics ("Speak Low", "Mack the Knife").1999 was a turning point when Renold quit touring to stay with his family, with one noteworthy exception. The Swiss Embassy in Thailand commissioned Renold and Jacob to collaborate on "The 6th Cycle", a composition for jazz quintet and symphony dedicated to King Bhumibol of Thailand, a well-known amateur clarinetist. Thai Kings are celebrated as having 12-year life-cycles; when Bhumibol turned 72 he made it to his sixth cycle. Each 12-year period was depicted as a movement. The recorded performance sold out a pressing of 5,000 CDs. In 2001, Renold brought Benny Golson’s All-Star Big Band and performed with them; this was an all time dream come true to play with one of Renold’s most influential composers/players. His first Gospel work, "Ecclesiastes", an oratorio with wife Helen Renold as librettist, premiered at the same festival that year. The band featured a Baptist church choir from Houston, Texas and a line-up, including Soskin, Lewis, Valery Ponomarev, Brecker, Dave Taylor, Buster Cooper, Buster Williams, Vincent Gardner, Wayne Bergeron, Vincent Herring and Dennis Montgomery. The piece was aired on Swiss television, and released on DVD in 2007. In 2002 another Biblical oratorio, "Proverbs", was premiered. Dennis Montgomery's performance on Hammond organ once again drew attention to his immense talent. The context of this work was derived from the texts of King Solomon and wise men of Israel for coping with world affairs post - 9/11. The performance, both orchestrated and free vocal and instrumental improvisation built up to such a positive energy on stage giving evidence to its spiritual message to tap at the source of creativity - the Creator. Fritz and Helen Renold wrote another musical work with narration in the 2003 commissioned work, "The Euphrates & Tigris Suite". The 4-hour work—featuring Jim Snidero, Frank Green, Steven Bernstein,Amir Elsaffar, Julian Joseph, Wayne Bergeron, Charlie Young, Tommy Smith, Walt Weiskopf and others – drew on themes of the tree in Mesopotamia, The Fall of Babylon (from the universal Judaic, Muslim, and Christian roots of Abraham from Ur of the Chaldeans) in drawing a thread from history to present day in describing the power struggles of the powers to be. The piece was recorded on 48-track digital and DVD. Airto Moreira and Flora Purim performed with the Aarau Youth Orchestra – "A Night Of Jobim" in 2004. Guests included Donny McCaslin, Oscar Castro Neves, Cooper, and Christian Jacob, who also wrote string arrangements for this Brazilian project. 2005’s African Heritage program brought back to Aarau old friends from Boston Jamshied Sharifi and Werner “Vana” Gierig. Following the festival Renold went back into the studio and recorded his first big band CD project, The Cube. The work, with texts by Helen Renold, was released on CD in 2008. Jazzaar 2006 saw a full-scale Beatles Revival. The performance on Friday night was "The Beatles in Symphony" and featured a ‘Fab Four’ tribute band from Colorado with the Aargauer Jugend Pops Symphony Orchestra conducted by Renold himself. Ian Darrington, Wigan Festival Director and IAJE representative, wrote: “This concert truly represented what musical performance is all about. It had… every emotion from laughter to tears and everything in between. It had people tapping their feet to the faster tunes and swaying to the slower tunes. It featured outstanding musical arrangements performed to an extremely high level...[and] great rapport with the capacity audience, every one of whom must have gone home that evening knowing they had been a part of such a special evening.” Fritz Renold continues to write and produce for jazzaar concerts 2007 to 2010 with increasing focus on youth development and cultural exchange. Over this decade, Renold wrote over 300 compositions, most of which he orchestrated himself. The compositions were commissioned by educational institutions, local and international big bands and orchestras, and various foundations. The works include saxophone quartets, orchestral pieces, saxophone and bass trombone concerti. Renold’s first saxophone book, published by Zimmermann, includes 16 transcriptions from duets played by Renold and Jacob. Private Life

He married Helen Savari in 1990. They have three children, Lydia, Benjamin and Sharon, who respectively play guitar, drums and bass.[/toggle]

[toggle title="DISCOGRAPHY"] 1976: Single Exodus - Changing Life - TCB Records 1982: Thomas Kiefer Band - Edoardo Antonius - Eumel Records 1983: Misty Mag - Lover Man - Picadilly Records 1986: Cenderawasih - Vol. 3 - EMI Malaysia 1992: Bostonian Friends - Peace For Africa - EPM Records 1993: Fritz Renold 4tet Plus Two - Shanti and Sri - EPM Records 1994: Renold/Jacob Duo - Tension In The Air - Zimmermann Verlag 1994: Empire State Sextet - Remembrance - Anothen Records 1994: Markus Hauser - There Is No Way Out - Hausertone 1995: Ruth Juon - Paradise 1997: Fritz Renold & The Bostonian Friends - Starlight - SONY Music 1998: Bostonian Friends & ASO - Helvetic - SRI 1999: Bostonian Friends & RTNSO - The Six Cycles - Anothen Records 2001: Renolds Jazz Orchestra - Ecclesiastes - Shanti Records 2003: Renolds Jazz Orchestra - Euphrates & Tigris Suite - Shanti Records 2007: Renolds Jazz Orchestra - Cube - Shanti Records 2008: Fritz Renold & Friends - Grooves and Moves - Shanti Records [/toggle] [toggle title="WORKS"] Compositions by Fritz Renold Main Works 1986-2010 Nusantara Suite Commissioned by the MPYO, Kuala Lumpur 2010. Suite in 5 Movements for large Symphony Orchestra. Produced by Petronas and jazzaar by Shanti Music Productions, Piece for Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Quintet. Premiered June 14,15th, 2010.Opus 485, 2010 Make Me Smile Produced for SF-TV and jazzaar concerts by Shanti Music Publishing, World Music Fusion for Choir, Solo Voices, Soprano Sax, EWI, 2 Alto Saxophones, Tenor Saxophone, 2 Trumpets, Guitar, El.Bass, Piano, 2 Keyboards, Serangi and Drums and Percussion. Premiered April 16, 2010.Opus 483, 2010 Passion & Prosperity Commissioned by the EJVD Board of Directors 2009. Song dedicated to Bundespräsidentin Leuthard in honor of her presidential year 2010. Produced for SF TV and jazzaar by Shanti Music Publising, Piece for Pops Orchestra. Premiered April 17th, 2010. Opus 484, 2009 Concerto for Two Violins Concerto two improvising Violins and Chamber Orchestra. Premiered April 2009, at jazzaar concerts 2009 25 Minutes Concerto, Opus 476; 2008 Concerto for Clarinet Commissioned by Dr. Ursula Renold – Bern, Concerto for Clarinet and Jazz Orchestra. Premiered April 2008, at jazzaar concerts 2008 10 Minutes, Opus 446; 2007 Grooves & Moves Produced for SF-TV and jazzaar concerts by Shanti Music Publishing, Gospel Oratorio for Choir, Solo Voices, 2 Alto Saxophones, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Sax, 3 Trumpets, Guitar, El.Bass, Piano, 2 Keyboards, Hammond B3 and Drums and Percussion. Premiered April 19, 2008. Cause and Effect - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 447; 2008 A Freedom Anthem - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 452; 2008 Look What You Have Done - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 453; 2008 Campesinos - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 454; 2008 Infinite Power - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 456; 2008 Somethin’ Just Ain’t Right - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 457; 2008 Sign Of Jonah - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 466; 2008 Fellowship Of The Light - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 430; 2008 Libertad de Expresion Commissioned by Stiftung Alte Kirche Boswil, Nonet for String Quartet, Soprano Saxophone, Trumpet, Piano, Percussion, Accoustic Guitar. Premiered June 30, 2007 at Weltklassik Boswil. Movement I - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 445; 2007 Movement II - Music by Fritz Renold Opus 445; 2007 Movement III - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 445; 2007 The New Song Produced for SF-TV and jazzaar concerts by Shanti Music Publishing, Gospel Oratorio for Choir (50), Solo Voices, 2 Alto Saxophones, 2 Tenor Saxophones, Baritone Sax, 3 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Guitar, El.Bass, Piano, 2 Keyboards, Hammond B3 and Drums and Percussion. Premiered April 20, 2007, Broadcasted December 2007 by SFTV and 3 SAT. Scroll Blues - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 415; 2007 You Are Worthy - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 416; 2007 Soul By Soul - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 417; 2007 The Remnant - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 418; 2007 They Sing A New Song - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 428; 2007 To Overcome - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 429; 2007 The Righteous Acts Of God - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 430; 2007 Burnout - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 431; 2007 Marriage Feast Of The Lamb - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 432; 2007 Word Of God - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 433; 2007 Great Supper Of God - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 434; 2007 The Eternal Gospel - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 414; 2007 Ouverture 2007 - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 397; 2007 Concerto for Basstrombone Commissioned by “The Commission Project (TCP) – New York, Concerto for Bass Trombone, Jazzbass, Drums and Symponieorchestra. Premiered October, 2007 at Manhatten School of Music. 23 Minutes Movement I - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 358; 2006 Movement II - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 358; 2006 Movement III - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 358; 2006 Saxophon Concerto #1 Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra 16 Minutes Movement I - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 35; 2005 Movement II - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 354; 2005 Movement III - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 354; 2005 African Heritage 2005 Gospel Oratorio for 10 Voices, 2 Alto Saxophones, 2 Tenor Saxophones, Baritone Sax, 3 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Guitar, El.Bass, Piano, Keyboards, Drums and Percussion. Premiered April 19, 2005, KUK Aaarau. 48 Minutes Overture 2005 Heritage - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 340; 2005 Where's This World About To Go - Music and Lyrcs by Fritz Renold, Opus 341; 2005 If There's Love - Music and Lyrcs by Fritz Renold, Opus 339; 2005 Let Wisdom Guide You All Your Life - Music and Lyrcs by Fritz Renold, Opus 346; 2005   The Cube – Suite – CD Production Fall 2007 Grave Intrigues - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 322; 2004 Caiaphas - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 323; 2004 Field Of Blood - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 324; 2004 Let This Blood Be On Us - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 325; 2004 The Rooster Crows - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 326; 2004 Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachthani - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 327; 2004 The Resurrection - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 328; 2004 The Great Commission - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 329; 2004 The Ascension - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 330; 2004 The Cube - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 331; 2004 Euphrat & Tigris Suite Commissioned by 200 Years Kanton Aargau – Aarau, Concerto for Jazz Orchestra and Narrator. Premiered April 26, 2003 at KuK Aarau. 2 Alto Sax, 2 Tenorsax, Baritonsax, 4 Trumpets, 2 Trobones, 1 French Horn, Bass, Piano, Santour, Drums, Percussion, Darbuka, Narrator, Piano. (Total Length 3 hours and 35 Minutes) Narration by Helen Savari Renold A tree In Mesopotamia - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 286; 2002 Union With gods - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 287; 2002 Nimrod's Legacy - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 288; 2002 Seven Dreadful Mountains - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 289; 2002 The Ransom - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 290; 2002 Dispersion - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 291; 2002 Elect Elucidate - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 292; 2002 Baghdad Blues - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 293; 2002 The Hedge Of Ignorance - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 294; 2002 The Little Horn - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 295; 2002 The Fall Of Babylon - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 296; 2002 The End Of The Blues - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 302; 2002 Proverbs Oratorio Produced for SF-TV and jazzaar concerts 2002 by Shanti Music Publishing, Gospel Oratorio for Choir, Solo Voices, 2 Alto Saxophones, 2 Tenor Saxophones, Baritone Sax, 4 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Guitar, El.Bass, Piano, Hammond B3, Drums and Percussion. Premiered April 24, 2002. L'Ouverture 2002 - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 218; 2002 The Joy Of A Humble Toil - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics by Helen Savari Renold, Opus 215; 2002 No Cares If You Care - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics by Helen Savari Renold, Opus 216; 2002 The Fountain Of Love - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics by Helen Savari Renold, Opus 217; 2002 Listen To The Lord - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics by Helen Savari Renold, Opus 219; 2002 Tread So Humbly - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Lyrics by Helen Savari Renold, Opus 189; 2002 Ecclesiastes Oratorium Commissioned by Koch Berner Stiftung,, Gospel Oratorio for Choir (50), Solo Voices, 2 Alto Saxophones, 2 Tenor Saxophones, Baritone Sax, 5 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Guitar, El.Bass, Piano, Hammond B3, Drums. Premiered April 25, 2001, Broadcasted October 2001 by SFTV Ouverture - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 174; 2000 Meaningless A - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 175; 2000 The Pleasure Quest - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 176; 2000 Can't Swing Time - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 177; 2000 A Time For Everything - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 178; 2000 Empty Words - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 179; 2000 Our Only Certainty Is Now - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 180; 2000 Wisdom - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 181; 2000 Meaningless B - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 182; 2000 The Sabbath Suite Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Jazz Orchestra Sabbath Suite Part I - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 280; 2002 Sabbath Suite Part II - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 281; 2002 Sabbath Suite Part III - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 282; 2002 Sabbath Suite Part IV - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 283; 2002 Sabbath Suite Part V - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 284; 2002 Saxophone Quartett-Quintet Commissioned by Saxism for Sax Quartett and Piano/Rhythm Section. Premiered March 30, 2002, Life Goes On After September 11th - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 214; 2001 Sonata Latino - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 233; 2002 Max - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 166; 1998 A Warm Breeze - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 213; 2002 The Major Winter - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 41;1991 Suite For Springtime Commissioned by the Göhner Stiftung, Concerto for Jazz Quintet and Symponieorchestra. Premiered April 24, 2005 at KUK Aarau. Spring Is Here - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 263; 2001 African Spring - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 263; 2001 Waltz in Spring - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 263; 2001 Romance in Spring - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 263; 2001 Spring Is Over - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 263; 2001 Suite For Springtime Commissioned by the Göhner Stiftung, Concerto for Jazz Quintet, Harp and String Quartet. Spring Is Here - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 263; 2001 African Spring - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 263; 2001 Waltz in Spring - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 263; 2001 Romance in Spring - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 263; 2001 Spring Is Over - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 263; 2001 The 6 Cycles Suite – CD release by Anothen Records Commissioned by Zuellig Ltd, Bangkok, Concerto for Jazz Quintet and Symponieorchestra. Premiered October 12, 1999 at Thailand Cultural Centre, Bangkok. Birth of Unity and Strenth - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 188; 1998 Ascent - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 188; 1998 Wholistic Reign - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 188; 1998 The Tenfold Practise of Kingship - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 188; 1998 The Strength of the Land - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 188; 1998 The Incomparable Power of Love - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 188; 1998 Jazz Duet Book Jazz Duets for Alto Saxophone and Piano Bluesy For Sharon - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 171; 1998 Flinky Fingers - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 172; 1998 At Cyberspace - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 190; 1998 Blues For Bianca - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 191; 1998 Faithless To Hell - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 192; 1998 Zoe At Yahoo - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 193; 1998 Sharmila - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 194; 1998 Joyce - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 195; 1998 Another Blues - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 196; 1998 Beautitude - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 197; 1998 Simply True Blues - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 198; 1998 The Count - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 199; 1998 Bear My Patience - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 200; 1998 Jazz Etude - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 201; 1998 J.W.J. Blues - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 202; 1998 Jazzaar - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 161; 1997 Rainbow Suite Suite for String Quartet, Piano, Jazzbass, Drums, 2 Harps, Flute, Bb Clarinet, Alto, Tenor and Barisax. Blue - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 164; 1997 Green - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 164; 1997 Indigo - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 164; 1997 Orange - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 164; 1997 Red - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 164; 1997 Violet - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 164; 1997 Yellow - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 164; 1997 Constitution March Commissioned by the Swiss Army Band. - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 165; 1998 Fanfare 1999 Commissioned by the Swiss Music Council, Fanfare for Symponieorchestra. Premiered April 17, 1999 at KUK Aarau. - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 167; 1998   Helvetic Suite – CD release by SRI - SONY Music Commissioned by the Möbel Pfister Stiftung Stiftung, Concerto for Jazz Quintet and Symponieorchestra. Premiered April 18, 1998 at KUK Aarau. Neighbouring Revolution - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 143; 1997 Aristocracy Versus Democracy - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 143; 1997 The Battle of Berne - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 143; 1997 Friends in Aarau - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 143; 1997 Discussions for a New Republic - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 143; 1997 The Liberation of the Subjects - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 143; 1997 The New Constitution - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 143; 1997   Spare Some Time with Me Commissioned by the Hans and Lina Blattner Stiftung, Suite for Jazz Orchestra and Symphonie Orchestra. Premiered Janaury 7, 1998 at KUK Aarau. - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 146; 1997 Xeransis - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 152; 1997 Commissioned by Waadt Group, Suite for Jazz Quintet. Premiered April 18, 1998 at KUK Aarau.   Serendipity Suite Commissioned by the Möbel Pfister Stiftung Stiftung, Suite for Jazz Quintet. Premiered April 18, 1998 at KUK Aarau. Movement I - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 154; 1997 Movement II - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 154; 1997 Movement III - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 154; 1997 Movement IV - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 154; 1997   Tension in The Air – Zimmermann Verlag Duet Book; Duets for Alto Saxophone and Piano Anneli - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 93; 1995 By The Lake - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 95; 1995 Winter - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 111; 1995 Fear For Tears - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 96; 1995 L'Enfant Terrible - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 97; 1995 Lydia Sri - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 98; 1995 Mange La Mange - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 99; 1995 Mao The Cat - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 100; 1995 Over The Water - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 102; 1995 Prayer - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 103; 1995 Pretty Child - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 104; 1995 Sparrow - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 105; 1995 St.Sulpice De La Mere - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 106; 1995 Sweet Skunk - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 107; 1995 Talia - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 108; 1995 Tension In The Air - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 109; 1995   Fritz Renold & The Bostonian Friends – Sextet – Sony/BMG Music New York Sextet for Trumpet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Piano, Bass and Drums A New Kind - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 112; 1996 I Got Ilse - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 113; 1996 Heal Me - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 125; 1996 Anothen - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 128; 1996 Blues For Konopleva - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 127; 1996 M.F. Suite - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 90; 1994 Lydia Meets Benny - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 87; 1994 Empire State Group – Sextet – Anothen Records Sextet for Trumpet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Piano, Bass and Drums Be Faithful - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 47; 1993 Benjamin Sujesh - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 48; 1993 My Heart Feels For You - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 62; 1993 Schön an'vierd - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 68; 1993 Sold For 101 Camels - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 69; 1993 Roommate From Brazil - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 144; 1993   Christian Jacob Trio – EPM Records Paris Music for Jazz Piano Trio Nalini's Curry - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 63; 1993 Light After Dark - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 60; 1993   Fritz Renold 4tet plus 2 – EPM Records Paris Sextet for Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vibes, Piano, Bass and Drums Children Of This World - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 34; 1991 Miles Mood For Humor - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 38; 1991 Mood For Miles - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 33; 1991 Shanti - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 12; 1987 My Love - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 3; 1986 Bostonian Friends CD “Peace For Africa” – EPM Records Paris Quartet for Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vibes, Piano, Bass and Drums Mrs N.S. - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 19; 1989 Peace For Africa - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 14; 1988 I Remember James - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 9; 1988   Jazz Orchestra Compositions for jazzaar concerts 1993-2007 Jazz Orchestra for 2 Alto Saxophones, 2 Tenor Saxophones, Baritone Sax, 4 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Guitar, Piano, Bass and Drums   Concerto For Swollen Dizzie - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 356; 2006 Broken Heart - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 357; 2006 Blues For Art - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 359; 2006 What Are You Sinking About? - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 362; 2006 Tears - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 364; 2006 Belteshazzar's Prophesy - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 367; 2006 Cuty Fluty - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 368; 2006 If Tears Get Me To Heaven - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 380; 2006 Patmos - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 338; 2006 Blues for Joe's Sister - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 353; 2005 El Hombre - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 355; 2005 Trinity of Life - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 360; 2005 Speak For Yourself - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 313; 2004 Ain't Bad - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 316; 2004 The Trinity Of Life - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 317; 2004 Big Johnny - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 334; 2004 Servare Modum Finemque Tenare - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 304; 2003 Sundays - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 312; 2004 It's A Minor Detail - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 220; 2002 Blues For Titus Gayus - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 221; 2002 Ouverture Tread So Humbly - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 183; 2000 Louisiana Boy - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 224; 2002 Foggy Night - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 269; 2002 Heavy Burdon On My Shoulders - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 270; 2002 Blues for The Jigaboos - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 271; 2002 Mother's Cry - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 273; 2002 Passion Flowers - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 274; 2002 Strange Birth - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 277; 2002 The Rainbow Blues - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 278; 2002 Them Tubab's - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 279; 2002 De Präsi - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 184; 2000 Warehouses Blues - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 187; 2000 If I Had Not Love - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics by Helen Savari Renold, Opus 185; 2000 The Sheep Blues - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 168; 1998 Diabolo - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 162; 1997 Tamara - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 122; 1996 Bobby - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 12; 1996 Blues For Anne - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 94; 1996 Two Headed Blues - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 140; 1996 Happy Memories From Russia - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 84; 1993 Happy Rezeda - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 85; 1994 Journey To St.Petersburg - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 86; 1994 Lydia Meets Benny - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 87; 1994 Melancholy - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 89; 1994 Broken Bones - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 50; 1993 Peace In Heaven - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 67; 1993 The Maestro Plays - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 73; 1993 Blues For Cannonball - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 42; 1991 Love Is In The Heart - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 61; 1993 Exodus From Brugg - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 2; 1986 Blues For Susi - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 247; 1983 Misty Blue - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 1; 1982 Nobody Is In Soulville - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics: Rob Dickson, Opus 20; 1989 Song For Lydia - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 70; 1993 [/toggle] [toggle title="PRODUCER"]

Production for TV

- TV Production - Louis and the Good Book 2009 Fritz Renold & AYGO - TV Production - Grooves & Moves 2008 Fritz Renold & AYGO - TV Production - Cole Porter 2008 Tierney Sutton Band & AYJO - TV Production - Hommage à Miles Davis 2007 Randy Brecker & AYJO - TV Production - The New Song 2007 Adi Yeshaya and the AYGO - TV Production - Fritz Renold Jazz Orchestra 2003 Fritz Renold - TV Production - Proverbs 2002 Fritz Renold & AYGO - TV Production - Benny Golson Big Band 2001 Benny Golson - TV Production - Ecclesiastes 2001 Ecclesiastes - TV Production - Aargauer Jugendjazz Orchestra 2001 AJJOv - Radio Production - Ellington Legacy Orchestra 1999 The Duke Ellington Legacy Orchestra live in Aarau - TV Production - Estival Jazz - Lugano 1996 Estival Jazz Lugano - TV Production - Estival Jazz - Lugano 1995 Estival Jazz Lugano - TV Production - Jazz in Concert 1994 - Lugano Jazz in Concert Lugano - TV Production - Jazz in Concert 1994 - Jazzfestival Bern Jazz in Concert Bern

CD-PRODUCER

- CD Production - Bostonian Friends EPM-Paris 1992 (Herb Pomeroy, Fritz Renold, Jerry Bergonzi, Christian Jacob, Mike Richmond, Adam Nussbaum) - CD Production - Fritz Renold Quartet Plus Two EPM-Paris 1992 (Fritz Renold, Jerry Bergonzi, Christian Jacob, Gildas Bocle, Phillip Cornaz, Tommy Campbell) - CD Production - Herb Pomeroy Quartet EPM-Paris 1993 (Herb Pomeroy, Christian Jacob, Mike Richmond, Jeff Brillinger) - CD Production - Christian Jacob Trio EPM-Paris 1995 (Christian Jacob, Miroslav Vitous, Bill Stewart) - CD Production - Markus Hauser and Friends 1994 (Franco Ambrosetti, Markus Hauser, Pat Tucker, Fritz Renold, Mark Soskin, Harvie Swartz, Adam Nussbaum) - CD Production - Fritz Renold And Friends 1994 (Fritz Renold, Randy Brecker, Franco Ambrosetti, Jerry Bergonzi, Markus Hauser, Mark Soskin, Harvie Swartz, Adam Nussbaum, Victor Lewis) - CD Production - Empire State Sextet 1994 (Randy Brecker, Fritz Renold, Jerry Bergonzi, Mark Soskin, Harvie Swartz, Victor Lewis) -CD Production - Ruth Juon Band "Paradise" 1995 (Ruth Juon, Wayne Bergeron, Skip Norcott, Fritz Renold, Christian Jacob, Franco Ambrosetti, Willy Kotun, Mike Richmond, Adam Nussbaum and others) -CD Production - Fritz Renold & The Bostonian Friends COLUMBIA 1996 (Fritz Renold, Randy Brecker, Franco Ambrosetti, Bill Pierce, Mark Soskin, Christian Jacob, Miroslav Vitous, Mike Richmond, Danny Gottlieb, Adam Nussbaum, David Wildi) -CD Production - Empire State Band 1997 (Fritz Renold, Mark Soskin, Jean Baptiste Bocle, Gildas Bocle, Willy Kotun, Marcello Pelliterri, Eliane Zweifel, Michael Bürge, Valentine Gloor) -CD Production - Fritz Renold & Bostonian Friends 1997 (Fritz Renold, Randy Brecker, Cecil Bridgewater, Bob Berg, Benny Golson, Buster Williams, Mark Soskin, Christian Jacob, Mike Richmond, Adam Nussbaum, David Wildi) -CD Production - Fritz Renold & Bostonian Friends und ASO Helvetic Suite (Fritz Renold, Randy Brecker, Christian Jacob, Miroslav Vitous, Adam Nussbaum) -CD Production - Bostonian Friends und Royal Thai Symphony Orchestra The Six Cycles (Fritz Renold, Ron Stout, Christian Jacob, Gildas Boclé, Danny Gottlieb)[/toggle] [toggle title="CURRICULUM VITAE"]CV Fritz Renold[/toggle] [/toggle_container]
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