Eva Kess

Biography Eva Kess

Eva Kess
is a Bassplayer and Composer. Currently Eva's expanding her horizon in direction of composing for lager ensembles in the extraordinary "composition & theory" masters of the University of Arts in Bern under direction of Frank Sikora and Tom Arthurs. She's studying composition with Bert Joris, Martin Streule, Klaus Wagenleiter, Django Bates.

She studied Jazz at the Music Academy of Basel with Bänz Oester, Larry Grenadier, Jorge Rossy, Julio Baretto, Adrien Mears, Wolfgang Muthspiel. (Preparation Class in at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern with Thomas Dürst.)

Born in Berlin-Schöneberg, living in Bern, Switzerland. Eva started her musical career as a kid in Porto Alegre, Brazil and back in Europe as a ballet dancer and classical pianist in Bern.

An active performer, Eva played concerts in Bern, Basel, Zürich, Geneva, Berlin, Barcelona, Zagreb, Rio de Janeiro, New York, ...

Winning the Friedl Wald-Scholarship allowed her to present her music in New York City and to take lessons with Larry Grenadier and Matt Penman.

Eva Kess also enjoys free improvised music and plays solo concerts, mostly in art galleries and installations. To have more possibilities soundwise, Eva Kess started to use her voice in addition to the double bass. She also sings Brazilian Music and Jazz Standards.

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