Biographies

Balthasar Streiff

Jazz studies at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (trumpet, vocals) and artistic studies at the Academy of Art and Design in Basel. Further studies in baroque trumpet without  vent holes at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Co-founder of the internationally renowned project stimmhorn. Work in music, art, theatre, performance, film and literature. Various commissions and co-productions, solo productions. New developments in the making of alphorns. Teaching position at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts for alphorn and büchel.

Michael Büttler

Trombone studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich and Frankfurt. Further studies in baroque trombone at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Freelance musician with a focus on contemporary music. Numerous world premieres for trombone solo and self-productions. Member of the Ensemble Phoenix Basel, guest musician with the Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt since 1989.
Teaching position at the Basel Music Academy for methodology and the Alexander Technique.

Jennifer Tauder

BA at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz and trumpet studies with Prof. Klaus Schuhwerk for a Master of Arts and Master of Performance with a minor in singing. Internships with the Symphony Orchestras in Biel, Bern and Basel, as well as with the Kammerorchester Basel and Sinfonietta Basel.
Teaching position at the Basel Music Academy for trumpet.
Conducts the Brass Band Meltingen and the Musikverein Aesch.

Lukas Briggen

Studied jazz trombone with Adrian Mears and Nils Wogram at the Basel Music Academy. Trombonist with the Lucerne Jazz Orchestra, Jaro Milko and the Cubalkanics, Marco von Orelli 5. Performances with Dave Douglas, Linard Bardill, Heidi Happy Joe Haider, Leonti, with the Swiss Jazz, Bodan Art and Dexter Doom and the Loveboat Orchestras, productions at Theater Basel. CD productions with Phenomden, Claudio Puntin, Steffe la Chefe, Hayden Chisholm, Tom Swift and the Aeronauten. Teaching position at the Basel Music Academy for trombone in the jazz department.

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