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Matthias Tschopp
Composition and baritone saxophone

Born 1983 in Zurich.
Study at the Lucerne University of Arts with Nat Su, Otmar Kramis, John Voirol, Steffen Schorn, Herwig Gradischnig and Christoph Grab. In fall 2008 studies in Barcelona with Jorge Rossy, Perico Sambeat and Ernesto Aurignac. Performance diploma passed with disctinction in 2009.
Member of the Generations Fellowship Award Band 2008. Promotion award of the Friedl Wald Foundation (2008).
Played or plays with: Lucerne Jazz Orchestra, Zurich Jazz Orchestra, Bundes-Jazz-Orchester of Germany BuJazzO conducted by Peter Herbolzheimer, Marko Lackner und Bill Dobbins, Berlin Art Orchestra, Sarah Büchi's Thali, Knuts Koffer, Matthias Tschopp's Baritone 5, Beat Kellers 10, Stefan Schultze Large Ensemble.


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Yves Theiler
Piano
www.yvestheiler.com

Born 1987 in Zürich.
Yves Theiler studied piano at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste with Chris Wiesendanger, at the HTM Leipzig with Richie Beirach and with Nat Su and Christoph Baumann at the HLSU Luzern.
During his studies he visited master classes by Jim Black, Glenn Ferris, Johannes Enders, Michel Portal, Aaron Goldberg and Jacques Demierre. He was on tour with the Alexander Von Schlippenbach Orchester, took part of concerts of Sylvie Courvoisier and has played solo at the OHR Festival.
Played or plays with: Omri Ziegele, Christoph Grab, Nat Su, Harald Haerter, Alexander von Schlippenbach Orchester, Christian Wolfarth, Matthias Tschopp, Bernhard Bamert, Rich Greenblatt, Dominique Girod. He is member of the Jazzwerkstatt Zürich and WIM Zürich and organizes an independent festival.
His actual bands are: Yves Theiler Trio, Duo Ziegele / Theiler, Things To Sounds, Matthias Tschopp Quartett, Paintbox, Mario Schenker Quartett, Where’s Africa Quartet, Zürcher Werkstatt Kollektiv, Castravez DE.


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Raffaele Bossard
Bass
www.raffaelebossard.com

Born 1982 in Los Angeles.
Finished Jazz School Lucerne in summer 2008. Between 2002 – 2008 he studied with Ron Carter, Jon Burr, Jonathan Kreisberg, Eivind Opsvik Heiri Känzig, Patrice Moret, Peter Frei and Andreas Cincera. At the same time he visited master classes by Jimmy Cobb, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Wolfgang Muthspiel and Jesse Van Ruller.
Played or plays with: Joe Haider, Joey Baron, Nasheet Waits, Nat Su, Chris Wiesendanger, Christian Münchinger, Matthias Spillmann, Roberto Bossard, Alessandro D’Episcopo, Elmar Frey, John Voirol, Claudio Puntin, Domenic Landolf, Jean-Paul Brodbeck. Actual bands are: Joe Haider Trio/Quartett, Sonar Ensemble, Urs Vögeli‘s FlyOut and Japrazz.
Raffaele Bossard has won the promotion award of Friedl-Wald Stiftung 2008 and was member of the 18th International Association of Schools of Jazz Meeting in Riga, Latvia.


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Alex Huber
Drums
www.alex-huber.com

Born 1982 in Zug.
Studied at the Hochschule Musik Luzern with Fabian Kuratli, Norbert Pfammatter, Lucas Niggli, Dejan Terzic and Pierre Favre. He visited master classes of Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dave Liebman, Jim Black, Tim Berne and Jesse van Ruller and spent several months in New York taking lessons by Ari Hoenig, John Riley and Ali Jackson.
Played or plays with: Frank Möbus, Johannes Fink, Max Frankl, Vera Kappeler, Dominique Girod, Colin Vallon, Patrice Moret, Fredy Studer, Fabian Gisler, Larry Porter, Claudio Puntin, Nat Su, Samuel Blaser, Roberto Bossard, Chris Wiesendanger, Nils Wogram, Daniel Erdmann, Heiri Känzig, Hans Feigenwinter, Jean-Paul Brodbeck, Wanja Slavin, Wolfgang Zechlin.
Alex Huber is winner of the award of Ida und Albert Flersheim Stiftung und bearer of the promotion award of Kanton Zug.
He leads his own trio "Sonar Ensemble" (with Dave Gisler and Raffaele Bossard) and plays as a sideman in other groups.