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JAZZBASSIST AND COMPOSER GINA SCHWARZ

The Vienna-based jazz bassist and composer Gina Schwarz studied jazz bass and accordion at the Vienna Conservatory, jazz bass performance at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and bass popular music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Mag. art.), where she has been teaching since 2011. She can be heard in a wide variety of national and international projects as well as in numerous productions - also as a bandleader. In 2007 she received the HANS KOLLER Prize. She was nominated for the AMADEUSAUSTRIANMUSICAAWARDS 2022 in the JAZZ category.

  • Studies: JAZZ-BASS and AKKORDEON at the Conservatory Vienna 

  • Bass (Popular Music) at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (Mag. Art.) 

  • Further studies at Berklee College of Music, Boston and in New York (Buster Williams, Cecil McBee, Dennis Irvin...) supported by the Austrian government 

  • Since 2011: Teaching Bass (Popular Music) at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna

AWARDS

  • Scholarship “BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC“, Boston, USA(
    live-audition in Perugia, Italy)

  • Berklee-Best-Award

  • Winner of the MUSIC MAKER-Compositons-Contest, Jazz 2002

  • Winner of the Austrian "Hans Koller Preis“ – Siede(wo)man oft he year, 2007 

  • “Best performances of the year“ in “All about Jazz - New York Best of 2007“ concert with "Bass Instinct“ Austrian Cultural Forum, N.Y.

  • Nominated for Austrian Amadeus Music Awards / Jazz, 2022

 

MUSICAL COLLABORATION

Jim Black / USA, Marilyn Mazur / DK, Ingrid Jensen / CAN,

Sylvie Courvoisier / USA, George Garzone / USA,

Angelika Niescier / D,  Julia Hülsmann / D, Karin Hammar / SE, Camila Meza / USA, 

Mino Cinelu / USA, Dave Taylor / USA, Ramon Lopez / ESP, Andy Middleton / USA,

Jeff Boudreaux / USA, Gerry Hemingway / USA, Diego Pinera / URY,  

Jose Feliciano / PRI, Erwin Schrott / URY,

Federico Lechner / ARG, Claudio Constantini / PER, Milagros Pinera / CUB, Krysztof  Dobrek / PL, Muriel Grossmann / ESP, Esther Bächlin / CH, Stephanie Wagner / D

Yta Moreno / BRA, Angelo da Silva / BRA

Wolfgang Reisinger / A, Marianne Mendt / A, Harri Stojka / A, Willi Resetarits / A 

Richard Oesterreicher / A, Ziplflo Weinrich ...

LIVE PERFORMANCES / RECORDINGS 

AS LEADER

 

Gina Schwarz Pannonica (CD & Vinyl „All alone 2020” 2022)

Gina Schwarz (CD „Pannonica” 2020)

Gina Schwarz (CD „Woodclock” 2016)

Gina Schwarz (CD „Jazzista” 2013)

Co-Production with Big Band Legend Richard Oesterreicher/ harp

(CD „Airbass” 2008)

Debutalbum Gina Schwarz & SchwarzMarkt (CD „SchwarzMarkt” 2006)

 

AS CO-LEADER

Gina Schwarz & Angelo da Silva - (CD „FUSÃO” 2022)

Playground4 - Women Band (CD „Hit the ground running” 2020)

Gerard Guse, Gina Schwarz, Ramon Lopez (CD „Trillium” 2018)

Bass Instinct - Doublebass Sextet (CD „Homebass” 2016)

Bass Instinct - Doublebass Sextet (CD „Butterfly” 2010)

Bass Instinct - Doublebass Sextet (CD „Illusionista” 2008)

In the Zone feat. George Garzone (CD „In the Zone” 2007)

Global Glue (CD „Eardance” 2005)

 

AS SIDE(WO)MAN

Claus Spechtl Trio (CD „We crossed our way“ 2021)
Heinrich von Kalnein, Gina Schwarz, Ramon Lopez (CD & Vinyl „A Night in Vienna”) 2021)
Heinrich von Kalnein, Gina Schwarz, Lukas König (CD & Vinyl „Möbius Strip” 2020)
Muriel Grossmann (CD & VINYL „Quiet Earth“ 2020,
CD & VINYL „Reverence“ 2019, CD „Golden Rule“ 2018, CD „Momentum“ 2017, CD „Natural Time“ 2016)

Robert Bachner Big Band (DVD „Live in Vienna” 2009)

Robert Bachner Big Band feat. Karin Bachner 

(CD „Spotlight on Ella Fitzgerald” 2007)

Robert Bachner Big Band (CD „Moments of Noise” 2006)

FESTIVALS / CONCERTS

 

La Opera Los Angeles / Kongresu Rumai Vilnius, Lithuania / 

Finlandia Hall, Helsinki / Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman / 

Smetana Hall, Municipal House Prag / Staatsoper Budapest /

Porgy & Bess, Jazzland, Konzerthaus Wien /

Bayerische Staatsoper  München / Staatstheater Nürnberg / Festspielhaus Baden-Baden …