Jazz Festival


The Hinge Project started in the late summer of 2018, having played a few local venues before recording new material at Temple Studios in October 2019. After a self-titled debut in 2014 and the DUOs project in March 2017, the Hinge Project is the third album by guitarist Jes Psaila. The eight compositions are made up of old ideas and new tunes specifically composed for this album. The arrangements are the collective effort of the quartet which is made up of Mark Attard (kb), Luke Briffa (dr) and Andre’ Micallef (bs), each member contributing to the band’s particular sound. The style is instrumental fusion, the music is melodic, often mellow, and embraces jazz and rock influences. The band is planning its album launch later this year.

Band Line-up 

Jes Psaila Guitar 

Mark Attard Keyboards 

Luke Briffa Drums 

Andre’ Micallef Bass 

Nadine Axisa quartet – “Il-Ħoss tal-Għabex”

The performance by Nadine Axisa quartet at this year’s Malta Jazz Festival will feature tunes from her second album, “Il-Ħoss tal-Għabex”, which she released in December 2019. This album involves the reworking of Maltese tunes most of which were published in the 1970s and 80s. The tunes were taken through a process of re-imagination, a journey involving experimentation from a melodic, harmonic, rhythmic and sonic perspective. These melodies, that have now become Maltese classics, are being presented in a new light. The performance will offer an innovative and challenging sound to the audience.  

Band Line-up 

Nadine Axisa (vocals) 

Joe Debono (keyboards)

Oliver Degabriele (bass)

Manuel Pulis (drums) ​