Authentic Light Orchestra

Authentic Light Orchestra

Authentic Light Orchestra is a unique international jazz team, founded in 2009 in Zurich by composer and multi-instrumentalist of Russian-Armenian origin Valery Tolstov. The philosophy of the group is a mixture of styles, and by the number of instruments they use during performance the group can be compared to a small orchestra. Authentic Light Orchestra presents original compositions inspired by Armenian folk in jazz adaptations. The sound of ethnic woodwind from around the world (India, Laos, Armenia, Slovakia, China and Russia) blends in their compositions with electronic instruments; Indian bansuri and Armenian duduk naturally replace saxophone and electric flute. Merging different modern musical genres and ancient folk traditions in ALO’s music plunges the listener into a magical journey through the centuries in anticipation of something special.