Christoph Victor Kaiser - Bass

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a Global Bass 02/02
a Bass Professor 04/02

Unterricht:

1975-1980 Klassischer Unterricht am Klavier
1980-1992 Klassischer Unterricht am Violoncello
seit 1987 E-Bass

Diplom of the Professional Program Future Music School / Aschaffenburg - BRD 1994, Diplom Summercourse Berklee College of Music (Boston) in Perugia / Umbrien 1995, Scholarship of Berklee College of Music / Boston - USA Studies at Berklee 1998 - 1999

Lehrer:

Kai Eckhardt Karpeh de Camargo
(John McLaughlin, Aziza Mustafa Zadeh, Tom Coster ...)
Bruce Gertz
(Mike Stern, Gil Evans, Dave Brubeck, Gary Burton, Dozent at Berklee College of Music / Boston )

Meisterkurse:

Jonas Hellborg, Steve Bailey, Ray Brown, Jim Hall, Milt Jackson, Josef Zawinul, Gary Burton, Johnny Griffin, John McLaughlin and others.

Bands:

1993-1994 Landesjugendjazzorchester Hessen

1989-1997 & seit 2005 FAT CAT
(Jazz-Funk Quintett, diverse musicawards, Festivals etc.) Support Act für Steps Ahead

                     Manfred Kinle - trumpet
                     Stefan Ivan Schäfer - guitar
                     Hans Kaulbach - keyboard
                     Klaus Berger - drums
                     Christoph Victor Kaiser - bass

seit 1995 Jazz Pistols

                     Stefan Ivan Schäfer - guitar
                     Thomas Lui Ludwig - drums
                     Christoph Victor Kaiser - bass

1999-2003 Pax Wallace Quartett

                     Pax Wallace - piano
                     Knut Rössler - saxophone
                     Christian Scheuber - drums
                     Christoph Victor Kaiser - bass

seit 2002 Uwe Ochsenknecht Band

                     Uwe Ochsenknecht - vocal
                     Hans Kaulbach- keyboards
                     Florian Walther - guitar&vocal
                     Stefan Ivan Schäfer - guitar
                     Thomas Lui Ludwig - drums
                     Christoph Victor Kaiser - bass

seit 2003 Jazzmachine

                     Stefan Zaradic - keyboards
                     Thorsten Skringer - saxophones
                     Anna Patan - vocal
                     Abi von Reininghaus - guitar
                     Thomas Lui Ludwig - drums
                     Christoph Victor Kaiser - bass

2003-2004 beFunk

                     Dominik Steegmüller - vocal
                     Simon Nicholls -keyboards&vocal
                     Alberto Menendez- saxophone
                     Stefan Ivan Schäfer - guitar
                     Thomas Lui Ludwig - drums
                     Christoph Victor Kaiser - bass

2005-2007 Linos

                     Dominik Steegmüller - vocal                      
                     Stefan Ivan Schäfer - guitar
                     Tilman Bruno - percussion
                     Christoph Victor Kaiser - bass

Tourneen:

Zusammen mit den Jazz Pistols Tourneen durch Süd-, Ost- und Westafrika, den Balkanstaaten, Rumänien, Litauen, Griechenland, Ungarn, Österreich, Belgien, Tschechische Republik.

Lehrer / Dozententätigkeit:

Seit 2000 Basslehrer an städtischen Musikschulen
Leitung der Big Band des Goethe Gymnasiums Bensheim
Dozent beim Musik/Technik Summercamp im Schwarzwald /Schluchsee
Dozent in der Kulturfabrik Wolfsburg
Gastdozent an der Berufsmusikschule in Dinkelsbühl
Gastdozent an der Kenyatta University Kenia / Nairobi
Gastdozent an der University of Technology in Südafrika / Pretoria
Gastdozent beim Dresdener Drum Festival
Gastdozent Popularmusikschule Ostwestfalen e.V. in Bielefeld
Gastdozent an der Popakademie Mannheim
Div. Bandworkshops

Concerts with:

Jule Neigel Band, Merck Philharmonic Big Band, Xavier Naidoo, Achim Degen (Six was Nine), Torsten de Winkel, Henni Nachtsheim (Badesalz), Christopher Dell, Festival and TV-appearance with the danish group "Alline;s Corner" in Danmark.

Awards:

Several musicawards of his hometown and country for classical, pop/rock and jazz performance, "Best German-Jazz-Newcomerband 1997" (Jazz Thing) with the Jazz Pistols, 4. place at the "Blue Note Jazz Search 1997" out of over 400 entries with the Jazz Pistols.

Studio:

Recording- and mixing engineer for the Jazz Pistols "Special Treatment" and "Superstring" CD, "Live" CD & DVD, Pax Wallace Quartett "Dream Logic" CD and different other productions.

Endorsements:

Fodera Basses, DR-strings, Retrospec, TerratecProducer Axon 100 MKII, Vovox Cables.

Christoph can be reached via e-mail: Christoph@jazz-pistols.de