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 Biography Marc Halbheer

Marc Halbheer's Madrid Edition - Flamenco Jazz


Marc Halbheer was born in Zurich/Switzerland.

Soon it showed that his main area of interest was in music. The fascination for rhythm was obvious and during his early youth he discovered the passion for Drums. He continuously developed his skills and became a master on those instruments.

In the late eighties, Halbheer spent three years in Los Angeles (USA) where he studied with Ralph Humphrey and Ed Man, both members of the legendary band of Frank Zappa. He had opportunities to work with jazz-, latin- and pop bands and played a lot of club dates in southern California. During that time he also met his longtime musical pears Yiotis Kiourtsoglou (GR) and Lior Yekutieli (IL) with whom he founded the Trio Exit.

Upon his return to Zurich (CH), Halbheer became a busy drummer on the Swiss scene. He influenced and initiated a remarkable number of projects. An important part of his activity became the development of the drum and rhythm department at the Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts (CH). He had the opportunity to design the curriculum for drums and rhythmic education from scratch and was part of the team that led this school to become the largest and most successful Jazz program in the country. For more then 20 years he holds a professorship in Lucerne and keeps teaching with great results.

In his artistic work, Marc Halbheer consequently follows the multiple aspects of music. His interest in different cultural backgrounds opened up the opportunities to travel the globe and he worked with musicians from all over the world. He founded his own label Texit Music where he publishes his projects as a leader and composer.

Halbheer partly lives in Madrid (SP) where he got introduced to the rich heritage of the Flamenco tradition. He formed the trio Madrid Edition that explores the fusion between Flamenco and Jazz.

Marc's history includes touring and recording internationally with Mathias R�egg's Vienna Art Orchestra, TienShanSuisse Express, Martin Tillman, Arild Anderson, Milcho Leviev, Stacy Rowles, Frank Strazzeri, David Angel, Fernando Saunders, Lior Yekutieli, Yiotis Kiourtsoglou, Pantelis Stoikos, Dany Noel, Miguel Linares, Alex Wilson, Leon Duncan, Edwin Sanz, Christy Doran, Tonhalle Orchester Z�rich, Ambient Groove Artists, Christoph Baumann, Gotthard, Paralpin and many more.

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