The artists of the Palafitte
Welcome to our Wall of Fame!
Here we celebrate the musicians and DJs who bring their talents to our Thursday afterwork events. It is important to us that you discover them as representatives of the Neuchâtel region. It is their passion and dedication that makes our events so memorable. Join us in celebrating these talented artists and the music they bring to our special nights.
DJ Ayo Wa
A vinyl enthusiast, she happily distils gems of Global & Tropical Sounds, juggling soukous, semba and house.
Campingpong is an inventive back to back, just like by the pool. On one side, Lady Gobelet, with her selection of indie dance tinged with exoticism, surprising and bewitching. On the other, Laetitia combines sunburn with the melancholy charm of lo-fi disco. Never boring, always danceable and uncompromising!
Amaury Faivre is an acoustic blues artist with a twenty-year career and over 800 live performances in ten countries on three continents. He has accompanied various groups and formed several duos. Today, he reconciles the freedom of jazz and the emotion of blues with a rare mastery of the harmonica that makes for an intense and moving show.
A Swiss musician, pianist, organist, composer and arranger, he has had the opportunity to create and take part in numerous musical projects. A keen collaborator, he loves travelling and experimenting with new sounds, discovering and immersing himself in styles as diverse as classical and African music, electro and Indian music, jazz and java.
Curious and passionate, Marc Crofts has forged a rich and sincere musical identity, immersing himself in different traditions. This has led him to play with musicians from all over the world, from Istanbul to Seville.
Singer and guitarist, she mixes the genres of indie and soul. Originally from the South of France and Vancouver, Canada, she writes songs in English and French. Her peaceful and melodious music goes very well with a sunset at the Palafitte.
Jonathan Salvi is a vibraphonist, percussionist and drummer from Neuchâtel who is equally at home with contemporary music, jazz and classical music. He is also a composer, arranger, teacher and orchestra director, giving him a range of skills that is much appreciated by his peers. In 2022, he recorded his last album as a sextet, to be released on the Challenge Records label in 2024.
In a duet with Cyril Amourette, Pierre moves with ease through a jazz repertoire. A natural complicity between the two musicians that invites you to spend a beautiful vintage evening.
The name means "chatting with strangers", and these inveterate chatterboxes offer you a range of popular songs from Ticino to Sicily. Drawing from a repertoire ranging from the old to the new, they will delight your ears with a delicate irony, one that never falls into vulgarity, but still thinks.
A true music lover, Scottish DJ and radio presenter ScotSwiss brings a unique energy to every one of his performances. Over the past fifteen years, he has honed his knowledge of jazz and soul to weave an ever playful groove, enriched by rhythmic textures from around the world.
Soul Jazz Rebels
These jazzmen with a rebellious soul defend a jazz soaked in blues and groove. The musicality of this quartet, forged from club to club, imposes a climate that grips you as you listen to their music, which aims to return to the roots of the blues.
Frédérika and Cyril Amourette are a touching and captivating artistic duo. Frédérika brings her crystal-clear voice and natural virtuosity to jazz, while Cyril Amourette plays his guitar with uncommon ease.
Aureliano Tango Club
Aureliano composes, sings and accompanies himself on double bass, while Pablo Allende plays guitar and Pablo Lacolla plays drums and percussion. The particularity of this group is to arrange famous tangos, milongas and candombas for a jazz trio.
Christophe Bovet & Tiza Brown
Freshly graduated from the Guitar Institute in Los Angeles, Christophe Bovet met the American singer Tiza Brown in 1989. This "Dynamic Duo" will revisit the "Soul American Songbook", sprinkling it with their own compositions.
A reference on the guitar, he regales you with his Gretsch half-case.
DJ Ivo Testaroxo
With Ivo, set off on a gentle journey dotted with sunshine and intoxicating grooves.
The DJ from Neuchâtel offers an eclectic selection of current tracks as well as alternative nuggets from the 70s and 90s. New wave melodies, hazy voices and electronic rhythm boxes intersect in her sets, creating a subtly warm atmosphere.
Marcel Waldburger is a freelance pianist and keyboardist who regularly composes music for various artists and groups.
Julien Revilloud is one of Switzerland's most sought-after guitarists. His jazz and groove influences have led him to play with a host of magnificent musicians in Paris, New York, Africa... and Neuchâtel!
A violinist from a Swiss family of classical musicians, she turned to other music, the two main pillars of which are jazz and traditional Irish music.
Graduated of the EJMA in Lausanne in saxophone, he is passionate about jazz and improvisation, but also about a wide range of styles. He is the founder and composer of the funk-jazz group Cousin Marvin.
A saxophonist for over 20 years but also a DJ, Drumminsax has always enjoyed mixing styles of music.