After years of classical training, directing choirs and playing keyboards in different bands in her youth, Anicia Kohler discovered jazz and the jazz piano. The
freedom in playing and the richness of the american songbook immediately appealed to her. She studied the jazz piano at the music academy in Basel (Switzerland), and went on to study
orchestration and film scoring at the Berklee college of music online program.
She works as a composer and bandleader, her third release with jazz sextet AKO was published in june 2016..
Many of her compositions for small and larger jazz ensembles were recorded and performed in the years after her graduation, as well as pieces for flute, guitar, string trio, solo vocals and
choir which were performed and/or recorded in Switzerland, Athens, Poland, Singapore and New York.