Stephan Sieber (musician)

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Stephan Sieber (born March 2, 1962 in Basel ) is a Swiss musician and composer .


Stephan Sieber is the son of the historian and manager Marc Sieber and the art historian Christine Sieber-Meier, a cousin of the Hungarian composer András Mihály . At the age of ten he began to learn traditional Basel drumming, later percussion instruments and drums . From 1981 he studied at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern and later at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. His teachers included Dom Um Romao , Joe Hunt, Tommy Campbell, and Gary Burton . In master classes he met Michael Gibbs , Lennie Niehaus and Ennio Morricone . During his studies he worked as a stage musician, in 1981 with Hansjörg Betschart at the Basel youth theater, from 1985 on Off-Broadway. Due to his preoccupation with scenic music, he devoted himself almost exclusively to the composition of incidental music from the late 1980s. In 1993 he received the Alexander Clavel Foundation's sponsorship award, the European Cultural Forum's sponsorship award in 1994, and the Swiss Authors' Association's 1995 grant for choreographic musical works.

In addition to his main activity as a stage musician and composer, he has a concert activity as a drummer, so he played with Niki Reiser , Peter Eigenmann, Rhonda Dorsey, Thomas Moeckel , Walter Booker , Carlo Schöb , Junior Cook , ATN Stadwijk. With his band "Signs" he released two albums: 1994 "Signs & Songs" ( David Klein , Niki Reiser, Olivier Truan and Benoit Gabain), 2014 "Her Song" (Vinx, Imiangaly, Dean Brown, George Whitty, Grégoire Maret , Judd Miller, Ric Fierabracci, Joel Rosenblatt).

Since 1987 he has also been teaching jazz theory and style at the Basel Jazz School .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Christian Platz: In Basler Zeitung August 25, 1992
  2. Apropos No. 28, February 1995, p. 2
  3. Swiss Music Info, 1996, p. 22.
  4. ^ Stephan Sieber web lexicon of Radio Swiss Jazz