MERCEE & BAND
2018 - NOW
MERCEE is an evolving artist from Zurich, Switzerland. She has been showing her musical skills at different live concerts and tv shows around the city of Zurich in the past years.
As a co-producer and keyboard player, I have been accompanying Mercee in the studio and on live gigs.
co-producer / keyboard
SWISS ARMY JAZZ COMBO
During my military service in the marching band of the swiss army (Mil Musik RS 16-2) I have been able to create a jazz combo out of the main band and play our own set featuring known jazz and funk tunes. We have been playing at different military events and the known "Avanches Military Tattoo 2019".
alto sax / coordination
Flavorous was a band from Bern, Switzerland which mixed pop, funk and jazz in their own compositions and arrangements. They have played several gigs in Bern, Zurich, Aarau and others cities offering the listeners modern beats mixed with jazzy chords and catchy vocals. As frequent participants at the Langnau Jazz Nights workshops the musicians coming from all over Switzerland decided to start a band featuring their own compositions.
2016 - 2019
Macaloosa is a Jazz-Funk band from Aarau, Switzerland. With cover songs from the 80's all the way to modern compositions and arrangements by Claude Stark (keys) they have been playing a wide range of different gigs, such as: jazzfestivals, marriages, national and regional sports events, birthday parties, firm events, political events and many more.
As one of two alto sax players, I have been able to make many different experiences with Macaloosa.
SWISS YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA
The Jazzaar Festival is a two-band project which gives young talents the chance to play with renowned jazz-stars from all around the world. For four days the band rehearses compositions from the different participating musicians like Ron Carter, Wayne Bergeron, Randy Brecker, Ryan Quigley, Antonio Hart to mention only a few. The rehearsing days are followed by at least one live concert and a professional video and audio production. Some recordings have also been nominated for the Grammy Awards.
I have been playing the 2nd alto and lead alto for different projects with section leaders like Antonio Hart, Bill Pearce and Bobby Watson.
SWISS YOUTH WORLD ENSEMBLE
The Swiss Yoth World Ensemble is part of the Jazzaar Festival which is a project that gives young talents the opportunity to play and record with renowned music stars from all around the globe. The 2016 project "Carribean Night" features latin artists like Oscar Stagnaro, Ludwig Afonso and many more.
As baritone sax player I was tutored by the known saxophonist Craig Handy.
In 2017 I started composing my first popish songs and soon wanted to perform them with a live band. That's when Electromuse was created. Performing sets of electronic based music we managed to keep our jazz influence in the arrangements, which gave the music a unique touch.
composer / keys / alto sax
2018 - 2019
Flat is a progressive jazz-rock band from Aarau, Switzerland. They have made a name in the rock scene of Aarau because of their heavy rock beats mixed with crazy jazz lines in between and sophisticated vocals.
I have been joining them a few times as a features artist on different songs.
SWISS ARMY MARCHING BAND
During my military service I was part of two different bands. In 2019 I was part of the recruit school as the 1st alto sax player in the wind orchestra of the swiss army.
In 2020 I have been serving as seargent of the brass band. I have been given conduction lessons during 22 weeks, being able to exercise in front of a high-level brass band.
alto sax / conductor
JAZZ ORCHESTRA AKSA
From Richard Bona to Charles Mingus, the Jazz Orchestra has provided me with many different musical experiences around jazz-, big-band- and world music.
OKVSHO & FRIENDS
Okvsho is a band coming out of the "boyoom connective", a label located in Zurich, Switzerland. They hit me up for a one-gig opportunity with many artists I haven't even heard of that time. The reggea-jazz vibes still get me dancing when I listen to the recordings...