Born in Switzerland, Origin recording artist
Jonas Tauber has wound his way through instruments and styles,
projects and involvements, finally ending up back in Zürich
where he now lives. His Bachelor is from the Eastman School in
1990 in Cello Performance. As cellist, he performed concertos
with orchestras of New York, Cedar Rapids, Boulder, Opole Poland,
chamber music concerts with Itzhak Perlman, Apple Hill Chamber
Players, North/South Consonance Ensemble, Orchesis Tour of Brazil,
Philadelphia Virtuosi, The New York Piano Trio, and recitals
with pianists Albert Lotto, Emi Reznick, Adrienne Kim, and Mary
The debut concert of the Hengrave Quartet was positively
received by the STRAD magazine in 1995.
His experimental and improvised work includes
collaborations with Barry Harris, David Murray, John Hollenbeck,
Hans Tammen, Emmanuelle Somer and Vinny Golia. Joining the Portland
based band Pink Martini, he switched to the bass, subsequently
playing both upright and electric in projects with Rob Schepps,
Billy Mintz, Rob Blakeslee, Art Reznick, Michael Vlatkovich and
John Gross. CD’s on Origin
Records include the Michael Vlatkovich Tritet with drummer Ken
Ollis, a live event with pianist Doug Haning and drummer William
Thomas and "Storm Walking Singing" - a solo concert recorded
in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
Tauber has ongoing project-based performances with
the Ensemble Modern, Collegium Novum, Cantus Firmus, pan-artist
Rudy Smith, Camerata Schweiz, Aargauer Kammerorchester, Dimka Ashkenayz
and a revival of Kenyon Hopkins' Rooms, a score created to the
choreography of Anna Sokolow in New York in the 50s. Tauber has
performed at Moods, Bird's Eye, Spiralle, AMR, and Jazz Festival
Cully with various artists including solo improvised bass concerts.
He teaches classical and jazz bass and improvisation
at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern.
Jonas' website - www.taubermusik.ch