Mark Koch

piano keyboards composition

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4 years of classical piano education during elementary school

1973-1979

Swiss Jazz School Bern, main teacher: Vince Benedetti (piano) and Axel Jungbluth (music theory, composition, arrangement), PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA OF SJS

1977-1980

New-Jazz-Group JASATA JAZZ, among others with Beat Wenger, Beat Affolter, Thomas Grünwald. Multiple concerts in Switzerland and abroad

 

Music for theatre for the "Spielleute" Luzern

1985

Music for the dance project „TROMMELTANZ“ under the direction of the choreographer Kurt Dreyer. Extended touring in Switzerland with this group

1985-1988

Member of the folk-jazz-rock unit „MIXTÜÜR“, Member of the „DORAN-BAND“

1986

three weeks tour in former GDR with the „DORAN-BAND“

since 1986

teacher for electronic keyboards at the music school Biel

1986

Choreographical assistance of „N.Y.N.Y.“ by Susanne Däppen in the course of the solo performance at the "Altes Schlachthaus" Bern

1987-1999

Member of the funk-jazz group TWICE A WEEK. Performs at more than 270 concerts with this group all over Europe, among others at the Leverkusener Jazztage, at Swiss Diagonal, Jazzmeile etc. Collaboration with singer Rhonda Dorsey, trumpet player and singer Bill Holden, the famous American saxophonist Steve Elson

 

Member of SUISA and BE-JAZZ

1987-1989

Member of „NO NO DIET BANG“ - several radio recordings

1989

Astrological sound ritual: "Environnement" in Biel

1990-1996

Teacher for electronic keyboards at the conservatory Biel, evening courses for music teachers, co-leader with Bruno Spörri

1994-1998

Member of „MARC JUNDT’S KALABULEBAND“

since 2000

Member of the fusion-funk group SAEGEWERK 01

Autumn 2004

Foundation of the MARK KOCH TRIO

 

 

Concerts with

Steve Elson, Bill Holden, Rhonda Dorsey, Dave Doran, Christy Doran, Daniel Schläppi, Marco Figini, Jean Pierre Schaller, Andy Brugger, Beat Wenger, Beat Affolter, Michel Poffet, David Elias, Stephan Kurmann, Heiner Althaus, Thomas Grünwald, Jürg Bucher, Beat Blaser, John Allred

 

 

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