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Pierre Vaiana

soprano saxophone
tenor saxophone
The Chris Joris Experience


Like no other Belgian-Sicilian Pierre Vaiana manages to blend music genres. For this he reverts to a variety of folk and world music as well as jazz.

In 1999 he went on a hunt for authentic rhythms and songs from Burkina Faso, Togo, Mali and Cameroon for his renowned 'Foofango' project. In turn, for 'Al Funduq' he drew parallels between cultures on the border of East and West: folk music from Sicily, Tunisia, Algeria and so on. With 'Itenarari Siciliani' he returned to his roots, the traditional songs of Sicily together with pianist Salvatore Bonafede, bassist Manolo Cabras and young drummer Lander Gyselinck.