Gina Schwarz

Jazzbassist and Composer Gina Schwarz studied Jazz-Bass and Accordion at the Conservatory Vienna and Bass (Popular Music) at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (, further studies at Berklee College of Music, Boston and in New York (Buster Williams, Cecil McBee, Dennis Irvin...) supported by the Austrian government since Oct 2011: Teaching Bass (Popular Music) at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna

Musical Collaboration amongst others with: George Garzone, Jim Black, Gerry Hemingway, Andy Middleton, Wolfgang Reisinger; Erwin Schrott, Jose Feliciano.

Live-performances/ concert tours/ recordings with:

as Leader: !! NEW RELEASE !! Gina Schwarz Unit feat. Jim Black (CD “Woodclock” 2016)

Gina Schwarz (CD “Jazzista“ 2013) Co-Produktion: Richard Oesterreicher/ harmonica (CD “Airbass“ 2008) Debut CD Gina Schwarz & SchwarzMarkt (CD “SchwarzMarkt“ 2006)

as Co-Leader: Bass Instinct - Doublebass Sextett (CD “Butterfly” 2010) Bass Instinct - Doublebass Sextett (CD “Illusionista” 2008) In the Zone feat. George Garzone /USA (CD “In the Zone“ 2007) Global Glue (CD “Eardance“ 2005)

as Side(wo)man: Mike Scharf & Urban Dreamtime (CD “One Songbook“ 2011) Robert Bachner Big Band (DVD “Live in Vienna“ 2009) HH Jazz Quartet (CD “Pictures and Scenes“ 2007) Robert Bachner Big Band feat. Karin Bachner (CD “Spotlight on Ella Fitzgerald” 2007) Robert Bachner Big Band (CD “Moments of Noise“ 2006)

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”Woodclock” - All About Jazz

Austrian, Vienna-based double bassist Gina Schwarz found a true, like- minded musical partner that helped her realize her irreverent vision for today's jazz. American drummerJim Black joined Schwarz's quintet for her fifth album, solidifying her reputation as a “live-cell therapy to jazz,” an opinionated musician who likes to play with opposites—wise and free, gentle and wild, contemplative and energetic, organic and eccentric, blending acoustic instruments with electronics.

When you think more about it, these descriptions characterize Black's great groups since the beginning of the nineties

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