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Christian Elin und Maruan Sakas are two border crossers who have joined forces for a special duo: both musicians are equally at home in jazz and ­classical music and this love of freedom of improvisation and for the clarity of classical form is reflected in their compositions.

Standing in the ­tension field between classical, jazz, film music, minimal music and ethnic reminiscence the duo Elin – Sakas creates a simple and profound music in their two programmes “West Wind” and “Some kind of blues” with a great sense of beauty and which is sonically intensified by the unique combination of Elins musical instruments – from the deep, dark tone of the bass clarinet to the brilliance of the soprano saxophone.

The duo performs regularly at high level ­national and international festivals, classical and jazz series and has already given more than 50 concerts at home and abroad since its founding in 2015. Among other engagements, the two ­musicians were guests at the Jazz Festival Lyon/F, the ­International Chamber Music Festival, Lago di Garda/I, at the ­Municipal Theatre Landsberg, at the Jazzfest Munich and at the Festival Musica Badia/I.

In January 2017 their debut album „Some kind of ­blues“ appeared and was highly praised by the press.

In autumn 2018 the duo are to be making their debut at the Berlin Philharmonic.