NETWORK

back on stage


JAZZ FUSION at its best

2022 on tour

Our history

As if time had stood still ... NETWORK 1977

Our story begins in the fall of 1975, when young musicians came together to found NETWORK, a jazz fusion group. Most of the repertoire was composed and arranged by Claude Lenners and Félix Schaber, both influenced by Chick Corea, Weather Report, Brecker Brothers, Jean-Luc Ponty and many others. 
1976/77 NW begins to perform on stage. 
Their live performances in the Grand Duchy and in France were soon appreciated by a growing and loyal audience until the group decided to stop in 1979, because several members went to study in foreign countries.

The project


NETWORK came together again to share their passion with their audience.

2018
the founding members decided to reactivate NETWORK.

2019
a new repertoire was created by Claude Lenners and Félix Schaber.                  
In the meantime, the group experienced changes among their active members.

2020
NETWORK begins rehearsals.

PANDEMIC


2021
NETWORK resumes work by way of concerts scheduled for 2022.

THE MUSICIANS


Lenny Clay - keyboards

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Alain Lenners - drums

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Félix Schaber - e-bass, ewi

Born in Luxembourg in 1955, Félix Schaber started to play trumpet at the age of 9 years. His interest in jazz began with dixieland bands like Chris Barber, Acker Bilk and others. This leaded him to perform with various big bands and jazz groups ( Hans Koller and Bart van Lier). At the age of 18, composing and  arranging become more an more an important part of his  passion. Music assignments for singers, big bands or broadcast are becoming more common. NETWORK in the 70’s, JAZZLINE in the 80's an IGUANA in the 90's were the three most important bands in his career until today. He plays trumpet, trombone, piano, e-bass and ewi.

Jean-Jacques Wathgen - guitares

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Steve Greisch - sax, flûte, ewi

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Eric Dürrer - percussion

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FORMER MEMBERS

Heng Kleren (e-bass)
Romain Junck (e-bass)
Sergio Tordini (guitar)
Alain Ginter (percussion)
John Pissinger (sax)

Contact

networkgroup@gmail.com

F. Schaber  00352 661 327 371