About Me

 

Pascal Uebelhart is a Swiss saxophonist, born in 1991. 

He plays soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone plus various doubling instruments such as flute, alto flute, piccolo flute, clarinet and bass clarinet.

As a freelance saxophonist he has played more than 200 concerts with own projects and as a sideman in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Further he is a experienced studio musician, who has recorded with more than 20 bands and appeared on 10 Albums. He is a wanted sideman in Jazz, Pop and Rock genres.

He studied at the Lucerne School of Music and graduated in 2014 (Bachelor of Arts in Music, Saxophone Jazz).

In 2015/2016 he lived in Graz, Austria and studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. His teachers include Michael Abene (composition), Ed Partyka (arrangement), Ed Neumeister (big band) and Julian Argüelles (saxophone).

Currently he is back in Lucerne, in the masters programme "Saxophone, Performance Jazz" with focus on jazz composition & arrangement.
His teachers were (among others): John Voirol, Christoph Grab, Mark Turner (saxophone jazz), Ed Partyka (composition & conducting), Nils Wogram and Heiri Känzig.

He is regularly on stage with various projects in Europe inculding SARACAS (CH), DEr CH-AT Komplex (DE/AT/CH), Benjamin Knecht Jazz Orchestra (CH), Lajos Tóth Quartet (HU/AT), JATOBA Brazilian Latin Big Band (BR/AT) and his own projects 'Pascal Uebelhart Group' and 'NO'NET - Pascal Uebelhart Jazz Ensemble'.

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Awards/Competitions:
2017 - Downbeat Magazine Graduate Student Award (USA), Winner in Category "Jazz Arranging (Small Ensemble)"
2016 - Perform With Mintzer Competition (USA), Finalist
2015 - Perform With Mintzer Competition (USA), Finalist

Clinics/Masterclasses/Lessons with Dave Liebman, Greg Osby, Joe McPhee, Fred Hersch, Aaron Goldberg, Hayden Cisholm, John O'Gallagher, Oliver Leicht, Sheila Jordan, Alex Sipiagin, Andre Hayward, Bill Holman, Joris Roelofs and Mark Turner.

Concerts/projects/tours with Ohad Talmor, Tim Berne, Michael Abene, Geir Lysne, Nils Wogram and Randy Brecker.

Concert halls played includePorgy & Bess Vienna, Birds Eye Basle, KKL Lucerne, Jazzkantine Lucerne, LUGA Lucerne, Theater Casino Zug, Bossard Arena Zug, Montreux, KKThun, Ono Berne, Lady Bar Basle, OLMA St Gallen, Mumuth Graz, Generalmusikdirektion Graz

Festivals Jazz Night Zug, Unerhört Festival Zurich, Heitere Open Air, Big Band Festival Dietikon, ETH Polyball Zurich

Musical Shows Rocky Horror Show (CH-Lucerne), Snow White (CH-Zug), Non(n)sens (CH-Kammerspiele Seeb), Garry's Nine (CH-Zug), Footloose (CH-Zug), Grease (CH-Zug)