Christoph Huber is a fairly recent alumnus that has already successfully taken his performances to many stages. For a virtuoso on the tenor saxophone with a charming personality the sky is the limit! Here’s what he’s been up to.
The saxophonist and composer Christoph Huber has experience playing in many different stylistic and cultural settings, allowing him to draw from a rich palette of esthetic and technical elements. After six years in the vibrant U.S. cities of Boston and New York, he is now based back in Switzerland in the city of Basel.
His nine consecutive participations in the Jazzaar Festival played a major role in his musical development, leading directly to a scholarship to attend the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. He’s had the privilege to study with such great teachers as George Garzone, Ed Tomassi, Jerry Bergonzi and Greg Osby. After passing his studies with flying colors and equipped with the experience of touring on the east coast and in Peru, he decided to put his skills to the test in the energetic music scene of New York City. Besides being a familiar face at the nightly jam sessions all over the city where he got to play with Jazz greats like Roy Hargrove, he performed as a leader and sideman at such clubs as Rockwood Music Hall, Why Not Jazzclub, The Shrine and The Metropolitan Room. He was part of the house band at Why Not Jazzclub and performed multiple times at 54 Below with the Charlie Rosen Broadway Big Band. Meanwhile, he kept writing his own music, which he performed and recorded with Gilad Hekselman, Philip Dizack and others. Since moving back to Switzerland, Christoph Huber has been part of various Swiss groups such as NOJAKîN, Krosmo and Same Name Trio, as well as international collaborations with Roiin, Ted Chubb, Nikolas Anadolis and the grammy-nominated Dan Pugach Nonet.
He is currently writing the music for the dance production IKARUS, which will be performed May through June at the Klosterkirche Königsfelden as well as finishing his debut record, which will be released in late 2019. Learn more about Huber!