Jazz with a lot of Soul and Soul Music with lots of Jazz elements - that is SoulJazz. The Singer Alina Schönenberger, with her emotional and charismatic voice, puts a spell onto her audience and carries it away into a very own musical world filled with beauty and leisure. The rich and affective accompaniment of the pianist Martin Eigenmann takes the voice into this world further still, sometimes with virtuoso and lyrical elements, sometimes with a lot of groove and articulation.
Soul Jazz is ideal for an event in a bar, lounge or restaurant, as well as for private events, such as weddings, birthday parties or company events. On request the Duo SoulJazz performs with the renowned saxophone player Mark Hauser.
|02 Feb 2014||With Gospel Choir Young Preachers||13:30, Gospel Festival Albisrieden, Zurich|
|27 Feb 2014||With Alina Schönenberger and Mark Hauser||20:15, NietturmBar, Zurich|
|16 Mar 2014||With Gospel Choir Young Preachers||10:00, Bullinger Kirche, Zurich|
|03 May 2014||With Richard Broadnax & The Goldtooth Blues Band||20:00, International Dixie & Blues Festival, Schützenhaus Albisgüetli, Zurich|
|07 Jun 2014||With Gospel Choir Affoltern am Albis||19:00, Reformierte Kirche Hausen Am Albis|
Born 1971, son of an English mother and a Swiss father.
First encounter with the piano on which his father played Mozart and Rachmaninov.
At the age of ten he takes piano lessons. He creates his first compositions, mostly songs and pieces in classical style.
Turning fifteen he changes his teacher and takes piano lessons from Dominik Blum. Thanks to him the idea to become a musician is born.
At sixteen Martin gathers experience as a keyboarder in several rock and funk-fusion bands.
At nineteen he performes in a big stadium in Fribourg, as part of the Celebration of 700 years of Switzerland.
Studied classical music at the conservatory of Schaffhausen with the outstanding classical pianist Werner Bärtschi as his professor. Master diploma with an A-grade.
Intensive and mostly autodidactic studies of rock, pop and mainly jazz piano. Occasional inputs from Vince Benedetti, Roger Girot and Misa Krstic.
As pianist and keyboarder Martin performs with various bands and soloists.
Film and Clip Music Composer
Music for the film Silenzio in Valle and for advertising clips and podcasts (see Projects).
Thanks to his significant experience as a pianist and producer Martin is much in demand as a musician for many different projects and productions.
Emotion, charisma and energy are the most important elements in each of his performances.
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