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Dominik Schürmann

Projects, tours and concerts with well-known musicians such as Hendrik Meurkens, Max Ionata, Frits Landesbergen, Martin Sasse, Luis Diego Bonilla, Jorge Rossy, Karl Ratzer, George Gruntz, Isla Eckinger, Oscar Klein, Vince Benedetti, Domenic Landolf, David Klein, Adrian Mears, Adam Taubitz, Titi Winterstein, Kurt Weil, Jim Galloway, John Serry, Bonnie Jeanne Taylor, Miguel de la Cerna, Othella Dallas, Andreas Herrmann, Markus Hauser, Mario Schneeberger, Sam Burckhardt and many more. He has performed in numerous jazz clubs and at jazz festivals in Switzerland and abroad.

He has been a member of Thomas Moeckel's "Centrio" since 1998. He has a long musical friendship with the well-known Swiss all-round musician Thomas Moeckel, during which countless joint projects have been created. Several of his own CD productions followed, such as the recordings "Dahaana", "Nothing Is As It Seems" (both with the hardbop formation Compulsion) and "Sambâle" with the trio formation Gutfleisch-Schürmann-Frey, founded in 2017 and co-produced by Swiss Radio SRF 2. His 2016 album "Upswing" was one of the most successful Swiss CD productions on international download platforms. In 2023 he founded the European Jazz Meeting with Max Ionata, Martin Sasse and Frits Landesbergen.

In all his work, Dominik Schürmann is characterized by his musical passion, sensitivity, harmony, solid timing and experience, and is in great demand as an accompanist and soloist. He is able to leave his mark on all styles, whether jazz, blues or Latin American music, sensitively and skillfully, with enthusiasm and eloquence. He has also performed in theater and musical productions and has appeared on television and radio. As a bassist, Dominik Schürmann can be heard on over 50 CD productions.


Album Review

Dominik Schürmann: The Seagull's Serenade

Read "The Seagull's Serenade" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

Insularity is a funny thing. With globalization on everyone's mind--one way or another--it is ironic that parochialism affects the fine arts in any important way. It is not as if Pablo Picasso or Gustav Mahler were merely local celebrities. In classical music, composers have long been peripatetic figures--think of G.F. Handel, as likely regarded as British as he was German. And celebrated figures are nothing today, if not international. And yet--it is only an impression--jazz seems a bit different. Of ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

The Basel Sessions



The Seagull's Serenade






Moons Ago

Mons Records



Unit Records



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