Christoph Victor Kaiser - Bass

a SouthAfrican Webmagazine Bassplayers 08/06
a Russian Webmagazine Bassbel 05/06
a Global Bass 02/02
a Bass Professor 04/02

Education:

1975-1980 classical education on piano
1980-1992 classical education on violoncello
since 1987 electric bass

Diplom of the Professional Program Future Music School / Aschaffenburg - BRD 1994, Diplom Summercourse Berklee College of Music (Boston) in Perugia / Umbrien 1995, Scholarship of Berklee College of Music / Boston - USA Studies at Berklee 1998 - 1999

Teacher:

Kai Eckhardt Karpeh de Camargo
(John McLaughlin, Aziza Mustafa Zadeh, Tom Coster ...)
Bruce Gertz
(Mike Stern, Gil Evans, Dave Brubeck, Gary Burton, Dozent at Berklee College of Music / Boston )

Masterclasses:

Jonas Hellborg, Steve Bailey, Ray Brown, Jim Hall, Milt Jackson, Josef Zawinul, Gary Burton, Johnny Griffin, John McLaughlin and others.

Bands:

1993-1994 Landesjugendjazzorchester Hessen

1989-1997 & since 2005 FAT CAT
(Jazz-Funk Quintett, diverse musicawards, Festivals etc.) Support Act für Steps Ahead

                     Manfred Kinle - trumpet
                     Stefan Ivan Schäfer - guitar
                     Hans Kaulbach - keyboard
                     Klaus Berger - drums
                     Christoph Victor Kaiser - bass

since 1995 Jazz Pistols

                     Stefan Ivan Schäfer - guitar
                     Thomas Lui Ludwig - drums
                     Christoph Victor Kaiser - bass

1999-2003 Pax Wallace Quartett

                     Pax Wallace - piano
                     Knut Rössler - saxophone
                     Christian Scheuber - drums
                     Christoph Victor Kaiser - bass

since 2002 Uwe Ochsenknecht Band

                     Uwe Ochsenknecht - vocal
                     Hans Kaulbach- keyboards
                     Florian Walther - guitar&vocal
                     Stefan Ivan Schäfer - guitar
                     Thomas Lui Ludwig - drums
                     Christoph Victor Kaiser - bass

since 2003 Jazzmachine

                     Stefan Zaradic - keyboards
                     Thorsten Skringer - saxophones
                     Anna Patan - vocal
                     Abi von Reininghaus - guitar
                     Thomas Lui Ludwig - drums
                     Christoph Victor Kaiser - bass

2003-2004 beFunk

                     Dominik Steegmüller - vocal
                     Simon Nicholls -keyboards&vocal
                     Alberto Menendez- saxophone
                     Stefan Ivan Schäfer - guitar
                     Thomas Lui Ludwig - drums
                     Christoph Victor Kaiser - bass

2005-2007 Linos

                     Dominik Steegmüller - vocal                      
                     Stefan Ivan Schäfer - guitar
                     Tilman Bruno - percussion
                     Christoph Victor Kaiser - bass

Tours:

With the Jazz Pistols Tourneen throughout South-, East- and Westafrika, the Balkanstates, Rumania, Lituania, Greece, Hungary,Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic..

Teacher - / Lecturer:

Since 2000 bassteacher at state musicschools
Leader Big Band of the Goethe Gymnasiums Bensheim
Lecturer Musik/Technik Summercamp - Schwarzwald /Schluchsee
Lecturer Kulturfabrik Wolfsburg
Guest-Lecturer Berufsmusikschule / Dinkelsbühl
Guest-Lecturer Kenyatta University Kenia / Nairobi
Guest-Lecturer University of Technology - Südafrika / Pretoria
Guest-Lecturer Dresdener Drum Festival
Guest-Lecturer Popularmusikschule Ostwestfalen e.V. / Bielefeld
Guest-Lecturer Popakademie Mannheim
Div. bandworkshops

Cooperation and concerts:

Jule Neigel Band, Merck Philharmonic Big Band, Xavier Naidoo, Achim Degen (Six was Nine), Torsten de Winkel, Henni Nachtsheim (Badesalz), Christopher Dell, Festival and TV-appearance with the danish group "Alline;s Corner" in Danmark.

Awards:

Several musicawards of his hometown and country for classical, pop/rock and jazz performance, "Best German-Jazz-Newcomerband 1997" (Jazz Thing) with the Jazz Pistols, 4. place at the "Blue Note Jazz Search 1997" out of over 400 entries with the Jazz Pistols.

Studio:

Recording- and mixing engineer for the Jazz Pistols "Special Treatment" and "Superstring" CD, "Live" CD & DVD, Pax Wallace Quartett "Dream Logic" CD and different other productions.

Endorsements:

Fodera Basses, DR-strings, Retrospec, TerratecProducer Axon 100 MKII, Vovox Cables.

Christoph can be reached via e-mail: Christoph@jazz-pistols.de

 

Christoph Victor Kaiser - bass

„Powered by a bassist, which apparently has learnt easily with Stanley Clarke and Jaco Pastorius.“ • (Frankfurter Rundschau)

„With him stoic calmness pairs off with visible rising in virtuoso play on his sixstringed instrument which he draws sometimes grumpy slaped, then again brings up tuneful passages or supports the drumbeat in ideal correspondence.“ • (Mannheimer Morgen)

„Kaiser demonstrated an unusual technique on his sixstring electric bass. He played the bass every now and then hardly differently than a keyboard by means of ambidextrous “fingertapping” on the finger-board. The left took voluminous bass lines, the rights brought filigree melodies to the tone. For two voices, for several voices, contrapunk table - all the time Kaiser developed complicated interlocking structures. The bassist put under warmly swinging patterns of big density to this jazz rock. Virtuos crossed tonics or ostinati which pulsated in complicated rhythmisation.“ • (Rheinpfalz)