Saxophon / Bassklarinette / Workshop
He started to take piano lessons at the age of seven and switched to saxophone five years later, being impressed by records of Charlie Parker and others.
In 1988 he joined the Swiss Jazz School where he studied with Andy Scherrer. He was awarded with the Friedl-Wald sponsorship price in 1991 and graduated in 1992.
Activities include appearances at the 24. Annual IAJE Conference in Chicago ( with Vince Benedetti ), as a featered soloist with the Collegium Novum conducted by Gunther Schuller at Young Artists in Concert in Davos, with the Bill Holman Big Band feat. Joe Lovano and George Gruntz at the Generations Festival in Frauenfeld, at BeJazz Winterfestival with Andy Scherrer Special Sextet & Bill Carrothers, with Hans Feigenwinters TANK at the Musikmonat Basel, at the Jazzfestival Schaffhausen with Nils Wograms Nostalgia, with Makaya Ntshoko at Grahamstown National Arts Festival and with his own Quartet and Trio at the Off Beat Jazz Festival Basel & the Jazzfestival Bern.
In 2016 he was invited by Irene Schweizer to open the Schaffhauser Jazzfestival and played at the Joy of Jazz Johannesburg with the Feya Faku Swiss Unit as well as at Jazz International Rotterdam with Christoph Stiefels Isorhythm Orchestra.
He played with Marc Abrams, Bill Carrothers, Isla Eckinger, Feya Faku, Don Friedman, Pablo Held, Reggie Johnson, Orlando LeFleming, Lage Lund, Peter Madsen, Adrian Mears, Matthieu Michel, George Mraz, Juan Munguia, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Makaya Ntshoko, Adam Nussbaum, Dré Pallemaerts, Fritz Pauer, Jorge Rossy, Jochen Rueckert, Andy Scherrer, Nat Su, Tom Varner, Nils Wogram, Jimmy Woody, Marcus Wyatt, Andile Yenana, James Zollar and many others.