1939 born in Zurich, grows up in or near Berne
1958 professional musician, tours in Europe with the TREMBLE KIDS, Oskar Klein, Albert Nicholas, Bill Coleman, Joe Turner, Wild Bill Davison, Peanuts Holland
1960 after short guest performance with Armand Gordons Ragtime Band, moves to Paris: Bill Coleman, Stéphane Grapelli, Memphis Slim a. o.
1961 Claude Bolling Sextet / Big Band
1963 LP-recordings with Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorne, Alice Babs, Tour with Beryl Bryden, Diz Dizzley and Johnny Parker in Malaysia and Sarawak.
1964 with tap-dancer Harold Nicholas, Renè Urtreger
1965-68 studio-musician in Paris, again with Claude Bolling
1969 moves back to Berne