Samir Rachide is a 23-year-old trumpeter from Flums, Switzerland. He participated for the first time at Jazzaar 2018 in the production of the Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra – Transatlantic Rhapsody.
He has been taking jazz lessons with Daniel Schenker for two years. Currently he enjoys listening to Jacob Collier, Anomalie and Ibrahim Maalouf in addition to radio music.
Samir is a capable musician who has just been entrusted to conduct his first music club. Since the beginning of the year, he has been conducting the 70-piece Musical Society of Flums, which performed 2nd level harmony. As a trumpeter he is part of the classical elite formation of Swiss military music, the “Symphonic Wind Orchestra of the Swiss Army Players”, which plays in top concert halls all over the world (e.g. KKL Lucerne). He was also part of the Academic Orchestra Zurich, with which he played Mahler 2 “Resurrection” on two sold-out evenings at the Tonhalle Maag.
Besides performing, Samir is also interested in organizing concerts, conducting and arranging music. Every year he is involved with a homegrown choir in a charity concert, where they collect money for needy nations every May.
In addition to his musical activities, Samir is currently studying for his Master’s degree at the Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich and also works as a snowboard instructor on the Flumserberg.
Samir has a list of musical aspirations that are realized at Jazzaar .
– to connect with his musical idols and learn about their experiences.
– to work in a professional team with people with diverse knowledge
– to make music at the highest level with the masters of music