Tzupati Orchestra was founded in October 2018 at the Bern University of the Arts (BUA). Everything began in a cosy café next to the school, when four students started dreaming of a crazy folk music band which would push all of them away from their comfort zone, as it was a repertoire none of them was used to.
Since then, they have been seen and heard all over Switzerland in important festivals such as La Fête des Vignerons in Vevey, Musikfestwochen Winthertur 2021, CIME Festival or the Bärnerstadtfest as well as venues like the Mehrspur Zürich, Mahogany Hall Bern, Nouveau Monde Fribourg, Musigbistrot Bern or Atelier Hinterrueti in Horgen.
They have been recording their first EP “Letne Boje” in 2020 in collaboration with the singer Olga Piuz from the legendary Gipsy Sound System and they are about to release their first album in 2023 which will involve an important release tour and many exciting news!
The formation includes trombone, clarinet, flute, double bass, accordion and percussions. In spite of studying in the same school, half of the sextet works at the jazz department, whereas the other learns classical music. This also shows the richness of the group : the varied backgrounds of its members in terms of music or culture.
Indeed, just like the University they study at (Hochschule der Künste Bern), this band is really international. Its members come from Spain, Germany, Italy and Switzerland!