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Born in Frauenfeld, Switzerland, this guitarist plays many styles including Rumba Flamenco, Gypsy, Spanish Classical, and Jazz. He began to play guitar in 1985 and studied at the Jazz Conservatory St. Gallen. After formimg and playing in a dozen bands and recording an album with "The Minimals" he moved to Los Angeles to attend Musicians Institute in Hollywood where he graduated with honors. In 1993 he enrolled at L.A.V.C. to study classical guitar, arranging and orchestration, attend master classes and perform recitals. Then, in 94' he began to play mandolin, banjo and other exotic string instruments, developed a strong interest in flamenco guitar and studied with L.A. teachers.

Spanish Guitar

While Indian master Hari Har Rao tutored him in the art of sitar playing Narada recording artists Axiom of Choice invited him in 1994 to join the band for their debut album. In 95' he designed a series of guitars with Luthier Boaz Elkayam, recorded and released an album with his Rumba Flamenco band and also played on Ricky Martin's "A Medio Vivir" featuring the hit song "Maria." He was later called up to play on Ricky's Grammy Winning 98 release Vuelve.

His solo debut album was released in 2000 and he has now finished his second solo album.
Since 1995 he played on 80 plus albums, numerous film scores, TV shows and documentaries. He also appears in the movies "Paulie" and "Love and Basketball," recorded two albums with his rumba band and gives more then 230 live performances each year. He has performed or recorded with many Latin and Middle Eastern Stars: Ricky Martin - Cristian Castro - Lucero - Paulina Rubio - Nydia Rojas - Robi Rosa - Cheech Marin Fernando Allende - Mostafa Amar - Ragheb Alama - Andy - Faramarz Assef - Baila Habibi - Eden's Crush - El Chicano.

Other Credits Include: The Mexican - Popstars - Doubletake - Love and Basketball - Paulie - Gunshy - Shasta McNasty - Party of Five


Partial Song List


Music styles and artists include:
Gipsy Kings, Bossa Nova, Latin and Jazz Standards, Blues,

Standard Classical Guitar Repertoire, Santana, Ottmar Liebert, A.C. Jobim, Coldplay, The Turtles, Eric Clapton, Richard Marx, Frank Sinatra, American Standards, Traditional Flamenco, Bossa Nova, Gipsy Swing, Smooth Jazz, Folksongs from Mexico, Turkey, Iran, Italy, France, Greece etc.

Latin Jazz:
Girl from Ipanema
Wave
How Insensitive
Bésame Mucho
Triste
Blue Bossa
Green Dolphin Street
Song for my Father
Misty
Samba de Orphee
Bossa Dorado
Sunny
Midnight Mambo

Gipsy Swing:
All of me
Autumn Leaves
Belleville
Blues Minuer
Bossa Dorado
Daphne
Dark Eyes
Dinah
Djangology
Douce Ambiance
For Sephora
Honeysuckle Rose

Wedding Songlist:
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Jesu,Joy of Man's Desiring - J.S. Bach
Air on the G-String - J.S. Bach
Prelude in C Major - J.S. Bach
Prelude in D Minor - J.S. Bach
Sheep may Savely Graze - J.S. Bach
Brandenburg Concerto Excerpts - J.S. Bach
Ave Maria - Schubert
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Here comes the Bride - Wagner
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Trumpet Tune - Purcell
Vivaldi - Spring from Four Seasons
Spanish Ballad - Anonymus
Fur Elise - Beethoven
Hornpipe - Handel
Salut D'Amor - Elgar
Romance aka Spanish Ballad - Anonymous

Sleep Walk - Johnny & Santo
Cancion de Mariachi - From Desperado
Never on Sundays - Greek
Europa - Gato Barbieri
Minor Swing - Django Reinhardt
Nuages - Django Reinhardt
George Benson - Breezin'
Oye Como Va - Tito Puente
Inspiration - Gipsy Kings
Moorea - Gipsy Kings

Pop/Rock:
Beatles/ Lennon:
Yesterday
Let it Be
Here comes the Sun
While my Guitar gently Weeps
Imagine

Eric Clapton:
Cocaine
Change the World
Layla (Unplugged)
Tears in Heaven
Wonderful Tonight
I Shot the Sheriff

Santana:
Maria Maria
Smooth
Oye como Va
Samba Pa Ti
Black Magic Woman
Europa
El Farol

Bob Marley:
I shot the Sheriff
No Woman No Cry

Phil Collins:
One more Night
That’s All

Tom Petty:
Free Falling

CCR:
Bad Moon Rising
Have you ever seen the Rain

Stevie Wonder:
Superstition
Master Blaster
I just Called to say I love you

Bob Dylan:
Knocking on Heaven’s Door
Blowing’ in the Wind

Eagles:
Hotel California
Tequila Sunrise
I can’t tell you why

Foreigner:
Waiting for Girl like you

Police/ Sting
Every Breath you take
Wrapped around my Finger
Fragile

Simply Red
Holding back the Years

UB40:
Red Red Wine

George Michael:
Careless Whisper

Toto:
Africa

Steve Miller:
The Joker

The Cars:
Drive

Richard Marx:
Right here Waiting

Train:
Drops of Jupiter

America:
Horse with no Name

Genesis:
That’s All

Kansas:
Dust in the Wind

War:
Spill the Wine
Lowrider

Dire Straits:
Sultans of Swing

Pink Floyd:
Brick in the Wall

Procol Harum:
Whiter Shade of Pale

The Animals:
House of the Rising Sun
Misunderstood

Peter Frampton:
Baby i Love your Ways
Show me the Way

Cat Stevens/ Rod Stewart:
First Cut is the Deepest

Rolling Stones:
Time is on my Side

Cindy Lauper:
Time after Time

The Doors:
Riders of the Storm
Roadhouse Blues

Jimi Hendrix:
Hey Joe
Castles made of Sand

Led Zeppelin:
Stairway to Heaven

Deep Purple:
Smoke on the Water

Black Sabbath:
Paranoid

Lynyrd Skynyrd:
Sweet Home Alabama

AC/DC:
You shook me All Night Long
Sin City

Thin Lizzy:
Whiskey in the Jar
Jailbreak

Boston:
More than a Feeling

The Who:
Pinball Wizard
My Generation

Jethro Tull:
Locomotive Breath

Van Morrison:
Moondance
Brown Eyed Girl

Celia Cruz:
Carnival
Guantanamera

Kaoma:
Lambada

Luis Fonsi:
Despacito

Ricky Martin:
Maria
La Bomba

Marc Anthony:
Need to Know
Vivir mi Vida

Carlos Vives:
La Gota Fria
Fruta Fresca

Cher:
Dove L’Amore

Jason Mraz:
I’m Yours

Adele:
Rolling in The Deep

One Republic:
Counting Stars

Ed Shereen:
Shape of you

Pherell Williams:
Happy

Mumford & Sons:
Little Lion Man

Imagina Dragons:
Radioactive

Daft Punk:
Get Lucky
Back to Music

Lady Gaga:
Papparazzi
Bad Romance

Megan Trainer:
All about that Bass

Sam Smith:
Not the only One

Milky Chance:
Stolen Dance

Sam Smith:
Stay with Me
Not the only One

Plain White T’s:
Hey there Delilah

Portugal the Man:
Feel it Still

Paolo Nutini:
New Shoes

Vance Joy:
Riptide

Sugar Ray:
Someday

Green Day:
Time of your Life

Madonna:
Secret

Donna Summer:
Hot Stuff

Jimmy Buffett:
Margaritaville:

Christopher Cross:
Sailing
Ride like the Wind

Chris Rea:
On the Beach

Inner Circle:
Bad Boys

George Benson:
On Broadway
Breezin’

Herbie Hancock:
Watermelon Man
Cantaloupe Island

Cameo:
Word Up

Frank Sinatra:
My Way

Dean Martin:
Sway
Volare
That’s Amore
Mambo Italiano

Wes Montgomery:
Tequila

Dave Brubeck Quartet:
Take Five

Movie Themes:
Game of Thrones,
The Deer Hunter,
The Godfather,
Pulp Fiction,
Star Wars,
James Bond
Zorba the Greek
Desperado
Rocky

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