After years of classical training, directing choirs and playing keyboards in different bands in my youth, I discovered jazz and the jazz piano. The freedom in
playing and the richness of the american songbook immediately appealed to me. I 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.
I'm a composer and bandleader. My fourth release with jazz sextet AKO was released in June 2019. In addition to the contemporary jazz compositions I recorded and performed with my own groups, I'm also writing pieces for other performers,
for solo flute, guitar, organ, string trio and choir and other smaller or larger ensembles which were recorded and/or performed in Switzerland, France, Germany, Poland, Greece, Singapore and