Silvan Schmid is a trumpet player from Zurich, Switzerland. He plays live and did recordings with Bands such as Gamut Kollektiv, Solo, Silvan Schmid Quintett, Amberg / Schmid, Hum, Schmid/Svosve/Scott/Prévost, This difficult Tree, Silvan Schmid Trio, KvG's Bottom Orchestra, Neues aus Kungusien - Urs Blöchlinger Revisited, Billiger Bauer, Hans Kennel's Wood&Brass, Marshall/Schmid/Fairhall/Fairhall, Schmid von Werra.
In August 2017 he released his debut album 'Spartituren' and in June 2018 he will release with his quintet a live record on Hat Hut Records, worldwide in June 2018. In March 2018 he won the price of the BeJazz TransNational Festival with the collective Hum. In 2017 he holded a Aargauer Kuratorium residency in London for six month. 2018 he got selected for an Artist in Residence at Jazzclub Moods im Schiffbau. 2019 he won a grant from Aargauer Kuratorium to work on his Solo project.
He is Co-Founder of the Gamut Kollektiv, wich is a collectiv consisting of eight musicians from Zurich, who organize a yearly festival and concert series for improvised music and jazz. Since summer 2017 he runs a series for improvised music, EP SERIES, at Edition Populaire in Zurich. He studied from 2008-2014 at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste and Hochschule für Musik Dresden bei Malte Burba, Till Brönner, Daniel Schenker and Matthieu Michel.
Silvan Schmid Solo • coming soon
Neues aus Kungusien - Urs Blöchlinger Revisited • October 2019 out on Leo Records
Kaspar von Grüningens Bottom Orchestra • June 2018 out on WhyPlayJazz
HUM • HUM • January 2019 on TVL REC
Gamut Kollektiv • Molecules by Tobias Meier • September 2018 on Edition Gamut
Silvan Schmid Quintett • At Gamut • June
2018 on Hat Hut Records
Silvan Schmid Trio • Spartituren • August 2017 https://silvanschmid.bandcamp.com
This difficult Three • Double Sun • October 2017 on Wide Ear Records
Hans Kennel Wood & Brass • October 2017 on TCB Records
Jonas Winterhalter Big Band • Eleven Things To Say • March 2017 on Neuklang
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