I was born in Germany and grew up in the canton Aargau. During my studies at the Alte Kantonsschule in Aarau I got in touch with Jazzaar Festival for the first time. In 2014 and 2015 I participated in the Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra (SYJO) as a baritone saxophonist. My positive experiences during these two participations motivated me to engage myself as a president of the HSG Big Band. When I was asked to join the organisation committee of the Jazzaar Festival, I didn’t hesitate at all. In my opinion the competitive auditions, the intensive rehearsals and the final concert improve the skills of each young musician. I’m glad to engage myself in the organisation as the Festival’s CFO and to make a contribution to the development of the future jazz generation.