Sebastian Strinning

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Sebastian Strinning, born on the 1st of June 1985 in Brugg (Switzerland) and currently living in Lucerne, is a Swiss/Swedish jazz musician whose focus is on experimental jazz and free improvised music.
From 2006 to 2013 he studied at the Musik Hochschule, Luzern and at the KMH Stockholm, taking lessons from, among others, Urs Leimgruber, Gerry Hemingway, Hans Koch und Fredrik Ljungkvist. Early in his career, Strinning gave expressive solo performances at festivals such as the Stanser Musiktage and Jazz Festival Schaffhausen. In 2013 he started working with Gerry Hemingway and Manuel Troller (Tree Ear), and with Lauren Newton and Emanuel Künzi (Blindflug). At the same time, he began organizing concerts at Mullbau and at the Kleinthea- ter Luzern. In 2016 he received the Werkbeitrag of the Canton of Lucerne and founded to- gether with Lino Blöchlinger the band Le String’Blö. In 2017 he was awarded a residency in Chicago. At the same time, the Looty Trio was set up (with Valeria Zangger and Marc Un- ternährer). Festival and club performances take him throughout Switzerland, Europe, Asia, Af- rica, North and South America.
Sebastian Strinning has played and continues to play with Gerry Hemingway, Lauren Newton, Sylvie Courvoisier, Shahzad Ismaily, Tomeka Reid, Frank Gratkowski, Urs Leimgruber, Hans Koch, Thomas Lehn, Ayako Kato, Omri Ziegele, Tim Daisy, Joachim Badenhorst, Fredy Studer, Colin Vallon, Julian Sartorius, Ed Wilkerson, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt, Jim Baker, Dave Rempis, Jason Roebke, Josh Berman, Bruno Spörri, Harald Kimmig, Daniel Studer, Alfred Zim- merlin, Christian Weber, Marc Unternährer, Frantz Loriot, Manuel Troller and many others.