Born: October 30, 1979 Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
Christoph Irniger, born in 1979, began his musical career with the age of 11. From 2000 till 2004 he studied at the Jazzschool of Zurich with Christoph Grab, Thomas Grnewald and Rtus Flisch, as if from 2004 till 2006 at the Jazzschool of Lucerne with Nat Su, John Voirol and Kurt Rosenwinkel. He stayed in New York for several times, where he had additional studies with: Mark Turner and Ari Hoenig. He had Workshops with: Dave Liebman, Chris Cheek, Enrico Rava, Nils Wogram and was participant of Sienajazz '01 and '05, as if Generations '04. He got a scholarship of the Friedel Wald Stiftung in '04 and won the borsa di studio for Sienajazz '06. He played many concerts in Switzerland, Germany, France, USA and Island with his Quartet, Cowboys from Hell, Lucerne Jazz Orchestra and many other Jazz-, Funk-, Reggaebands and classical Orchestras.
He is also working as teacher for the music schools of Zurich, Regensdorf and Wil-Land.
Awards:2004 - Scholarship of the "Friedel Wald Foundation"
2005 - "borsa di studio" for Sienajazz 2006 2010 - 3rd price, ZKB Jazzprice, Zurich
With Chat Noir, 28 year old Christoph Irniger made a great debut. With intelligent compositions, great solists and a compact bandsound. (Beat Blaser, Radio Magazin)
Lucerne Jazz Orchestra feat. Claudio Puntin "Berge versetzen" (Unit, 2010)
Peter Zihlmann & TOW Orchestra (Unit Records, 2010)
Spelterini „Un Fratino Al Mar“ (Brambus, 2010)
R.I.S.S. „Color & Style“ (Unit, 2010)
Lucerne Jazz Orchestra „Don`t walk too far“ (Unit, 2009)
Dodo « Reggae against the Machine » (Bakara, 2009)
Christoph Müller`s Jazz Horch-X-tra « Live » (Alpentöne, 2008)
Christoph Irniger Quartett « Chat Noir » (Brambus Records, 2008)
Cowboys from hell « Monster Rodeo » (Altri Suoni, 2008)
Kabel « Im Reich der Wilden Lieder » (Zhdk Records, 2007)
GG & the Informers « GG & the Informers » (Colibri Records, 2006)
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