Silvan Schmid is a trumpet player from Zurich, Switzerland. He plays live and did recordings with projects such as Gamut Kollektiv, Solo, Amberg/Schmid, Eddé Khouri/Glanzmann/Schmid, Tom Wheatley, Bertrand Denzler, Hum, Schmid/Svosve/Scott/Prévost, KvG's Bottom Orchestra, This difficult Tree, Neues aus Kungusien, Billiger Bauer, Hans Kennel's Wood&Brass.
In August 2017 he released his debut album 'Spartituren' with the Silvan Schmid Trio and in June 2018 he released At Gamut with the Silvan Schmid Quintet on Hat Hut Records. 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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