Members of The BIG Orchestra:

Sarah Lancman, Vocals (Paris)

William Jacquemet (France) - Trombone 2

Robert Bonisolo (Italie) - Directeur, 1er saxophone ténor

This clip "Remember the Sound" represents not only Robert Bonisolo with his magnificent solo, but is also a tribute to George Robert. This great Swiss saxophonist helped a great deal in the development of the Villars Big.

René Mosele (Suisse) - Trombone 1

Luigi Grasso (Italie) - Saxophone Alto 1


Zachary Ksyk (France) - Trombone 3, trompette, bugle

Jeff Baud, trompette (F)

Stephen Lands, Trompette 2 (USA)

Darrian Douglas, batterie (USA)

Paulo Cardoso, contrebasse (D)

Bassist Paulo Cardoso was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 25, 1953. At the age of six he played in the trombone choir of his local church.At eight he began studying the cello and then, after six years, took up double bass. He moved to Germany in 1973 and received a grant to study bass at the Trossingen Music High School under Professor Massmann, which he did for four years. Over the past 20 years or so, Cardoso has worked with a host of major jazz names, including Benny Waters, Benny Bailey, Mal Waldron, Art Farmer, Johnny Griffin, Al Cohn, Claudio Roditi, Clark Terry and Al Porcino.

Thibault Leutenegger, guitare (CH)

 Thibault Leutenegger was born in Octobre 1985 in Geneva. He picked up his first guitar at the age of 15 and has not put it down since! In July 2009, he was picked with eight other guitarists from various parts of the world in the Gibson Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival. En 2010, he was awarded a Bachelor Of Arts at HEMU in Lausanne in the Jazz section. En 2011, he returned to the Montreux Jazz Festival where he won the Tremplin Lémanique Competition with his group « Van Esch ». Since then, Thibault has had the opportunity, in various ensembles from Rock to Jazz, passing by "Chanson française", to perform in a large range of venues not only in Switzerland, but also in France, Thailand and even Algeria. He has appeared also on several recordings.


Jérôme Jeanrenaud, piano (CH)

Studied piano and music pedagogy at the HEMU of Lausanne with Emil Spanyi. Had the chance to work with many projects in Jazz since 2007. Played in cities like Munich, Freiburg im Brisgau, Burghausen (Jazz festival) Basel, Zürich, Luzern, Berne. Also in many jazz festivals like Cully jazz festival, Stans, Montreux, Verbier, Ascona, in the music festival of Sion and the Swiss Diagonales Jazz festival. Was also on the swiss radio Espace2 and on french radio France musique. In 2012 The dodectet was chosen to participate the Credit Suisse Jazz contest as one of the best school projects of Switzerland.


Darrian Douglas, batterie (USA)

Darrian is a rising star, drummer, composer, and bandleader of The Session. Born in Jackson, Mississippi, he’s played with NOLA heavy-hitters like Germaine Bazzle, Ed Peterson, Jason Marsalis, Irvin Mayfield, and Jesse McBride. At 14, Darrian attended the Academic and Performing Arts Center, studying under Dr. Perry Combs and several other inspiring music educators. He frequents Three Muses, Maison, Snug Harbor and Bacchanal with The Session and the Martin Krusche Trio. He also plays snare drum with the world-renowned Regeneration Brass Band. Darrian bebops between New Orleans and New York City, where he is currently pursuing his music career.

Jean Lou Treboux, vibraphone (CH)

Born in Nyon, Switzerland, Jean-Lou Treboux has performed with Eddie Henderson, Grachan Moncur III, Alvin Queen, Glenn Ferris, Sangoma Everett, Flavio Boltro, Guillaume Perret, Perico Sanbeat, Jochen Rueckert, George Schuller, Michel Benita and Jacob Sacks. He is currently involved with musical projects in Paris, Berlin and Geneva. Jean-Lou Treboux has won the Crédit Suisse Förderpreis Jazz au Stanser Musiktage prize and was a finalist in the Jazz a Jazz à Juan Révélation competition.


Other Orchestras

Misha Mullov-Abbado Sextet

Matthew Herd (alto sax), James Davison (tpt), Sam Rapley (tnr sax), Liam Dunachie (pno), Misha Mullov-Abbado (bass), Scott Chapman (drums).

Anne-Marie Van Eeden (CH)