FROM 2008 TO 2016
Orioxy’s music is fragile, ephemeral and dreamlike. Lead singer Yael Miller and harpist Julie Campiche set the tone for the group’s ever-evolving musical exploration. These two young women are the soul of the ensemble. Percussionist Roland Merlinc and base player Manu Hagmann keep them grounded, something akin to pulling on the silken string of a soaring kite gone wild.
Orioxy has taken its jazz-derived songwriting style with its admittedly rebellious pop approach all over Europe since 2008. Their three albums: Lost children, The other strangers and Tales, were praised by international critics and have been classified as Revelation (Jazz Magazine-Jazzman), Discovery (Jazz News) and Favorite (République du Jazz). They were awarded the 2013 Avignon Jazz Contest Grand Jury Award, and named the 2014 Label Suisse Festival Favorite by Femina Magazine. Swiss culture promotional institutions also fund the group. Orioxy has- been included in recent Swiss Vibes and Jazz Made in Switzerland compilations and received Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia 2015-2017 High Priority Support, as well as the Geneva's city and state High Priority Support.
The band has stopped giving concerts after May 2016.
Yael Miller | voice
Julie Campiche | harp
Roland Merlinc | drums
Manu Hagmann | double bass