Jeff Siegel, drums; Esa Pietilä, saxophone

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Jeff Siegel, USA and Esa Pietilä, Finland met during the 2009 IASJ Jazz Meeting, Luzerne.

"Out Doors" label: Artist Recording Collective
Jeff “Siege” Siegel, USA, plays drums, percussion, bells, gongs, toy instruments
Esa Pietilä, Finland, plays saxophones, bells, toy instruments

A power-duo that improvises on any given musical theme mixing the possibilities of the drums & saxophone in completely personal way. In addition to the drums and saxophone, the duo uses percussion of gongs, bells etc. mixed with saxophone multiphonics and extended playing techniques coloring their expression of avant-garde jazz.


The IASJ is a long standing member of the IMC, the International Music Coucil, affiliated with UNESCO.

The IASJ, founded in 1989, brought together over 3000 jazz students, teachers and directors from all over the world.

The IASJ promotes cultural diversity and does not discriminate towards nationality, religion, gender or age.

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General Information

Organization: non-for-profit association, (Dutch title: "Internationale Vereniging van Scholen voor Jazz"), founded in 1989
Chamber of Commerce: The Hague, The Netherlands: KvK 40412806
VAT-number: none. The IASJ is tax-exempted.