Irène Schweizer

Free improvisation, Composer

1941 –

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Who is Irène Schweizer?

Irène Schweizer is a notable Swiss jazz and free improvising pianist. She was born in Schaffhausen, in 1941. She has performed and recorded numerous solo piano performances as well as performing as part of the Feminist Improvising Group, whose members include Lindsay Cooper, Maggie Nichols, Georgie Born and Sally Potter. She has also performed a series of duos with drummers Pierre Favre, Louis Moholo, Andrew Cyrille, Günter Sommer, Han Bennink, Hamid Drake, as well as in trio and quartet sessions with others, including John Tchicai, Evan Parker or Peter Kowald. With Yusef Lateef, Uli Trepte and Mani Neumeier she performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1967. One of her most enduring collaborations is with the improvising musician Rüdiger Carl.

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Born
Jun 2, 1941
Schaffhausen
Also known as
  • Irene Schweizer
  • Schweizer, Irene
Nationality
  • Switzerland
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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