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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 AmadeusAustrianMusicAwards 2022 in JAZZ category and for PREIS DER DEUTSCHEN SCHALLPLATTENKRITIK in WORLD MUSIC and for PREIS DER DEUTSCHEN SCHALLPLATTENKRITIK in GRENZGÄNGE 2023. In 2023 she was honored with K23 Culture Award in category MUSIC in Lower Austria.

  • 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 (Univ.-Prof.)


  • Scholarship “BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC“, Boston, USA Llive-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 AustrianAmadeusMusicAwards Jazz, Album "All Alone 2020" 2022

  • Nominated for PREIS DER DEUTSCHEN SCHALLPLATTENKRITIK World Music, Album "Fusao" 2022


  • Winner of K23 Culture Award in category MUSIC, Lower Austria



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, Heinrich von Kalnein / D, 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 ...




Gina Schwarz & Multiphonics 8 (CD „Way to Blue” 2022)

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)



Elmo Nero (CD „ELMO NERO” 2023)

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)



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)



Jazzahead! 2023 Bremen / Porgy & Bess, Jazzland, Konzerthaus Wien / La Opera Los Angeles / Kongresu Rumai Vilnius, Lithuania / Finlandia Hall, Helsinki / Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman / Smetana Hall, Municipal House Prag / Staatsoper Budapest / Bayerische Staatsoper  München / Staatstheater Nürnberg / Festspielhaus Baden-Baden …

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