Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra
The TransAtlantic Collective is a new contemporary jazz ensemble, whose members and collaborators are some of the top emerging artists from New York City, London, and Europe. A gathering of ambitious young musicians, the Collective was formed in order to foster cross-continental collaboration in musical performance, composition, and education.
The Collective was started in late 2005 by Patrick Cornelius (a multi-award-winning New York saxophonist and composer), and London-based American Michael Janisch (a prominent new global voice on the acoustic and electric bass). Both alumni of Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, Patrick and Michael founded the Collective as a way to bring musicians from Europe and New York together and spark musical kinship between both sides of the Atlantic. After establishing the project’s mission, the two musicians invited the up-and-coming percussionist and composer Paul Wiltgen (a native of Luxembourg who lives and works both in New York and Europe) to join them as the Collective’s permanent third member. Rounding out the TransAtlantic Collective’s quintet are London trumpeter Quentin Collins (one of the UK’s most sought-after brass virtuosos) and dazzling Estonian pianist Kristjan Randalu....
“Dynamic Contemporary Jazz” --The List,
“Cutting-Edge, High Energy Jazz” --TimeOut London
“[The TransAtlantic Collective] has really established itself as an exciting working unit, forging genuine connections between London, Europe, and NYC....highly-charged contemporary jazz fuelled by their innate virtuosity, but never hindered by it.” --JazzWise
Tracks: Turns Out; It's All Right with Me; Danse Triste; Minor Steps; Traveling Song; Tu Mas; Precisely Now; Brother Gabriel; New Blues.
Personnel: Patrick Cornelius: saxophone; Quentin Collins:trumpet; Kristjan Randalu: piano; Michael Janisch: bass; Paul Wiltgen: drums.
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Recent clinics and workshops conducted by TAC members: The Royal Academy (London, UK) Hull University (Hull, UK) The Jazz Bar (Edinburgh, UK) The Drum (Birmingham, UK) Texas State University (San Marcos, TX) St. Mary's University (San Antonio, TX) Conservatory Escudero (San Sebastian, Spain) University of Texas, San Antonio (San Antonio, TX) O'Conner High School (San Antonio, TX)