dominic egli

1976 born in obfelden, zürich

1986 courses in music, youthchoire and lessons in drumming

1992-1994 drumlessons with andy brugger and workshops at the jazz school zürich
1994 member of the youth orchestra of the zürich conservatory, tour in the USA

1995 ongoing support through bassist peter frei; member of the youthbigband of the „soziale musikschule zurich“

1996-1997 member of the swiss youth jazz orchestra (soloists bob berg, randy brecker, bill pierce, mark soskin…)

1997-2001 studies at the hmt/swiss jazz school bern with billie brooks, is member of the swiss jazz school bigband for two years (leader bert joris; soloists phillip catherine, jimmy heath, clark terry, phil woods…)

1998 three month in nyc: ten week program at the drummer’s collective, privatlessons with billie hart; winner of the award at the international “generations98” meeting in frauenfeld; endorsement-contract with giannini swiss drums

2000 winner of the first prize at the “contemporary patterns”- contest in bern with the robi lakatos trio; tour with the marianne racine quartet

2001 founds the trio-project “plurism” (with peter frei, b, domenic landolf, ts/bcl); spends two month in ghana, westafrica, studies with masterdrummers

2002 concerts, cd-recordings; houseband at the „generations02“ with the Don Friedman Trio; tour with matsup

2003 member of the crossover project “Strange Sounds - Beautiful Music” by Araxi Karnusian, works for the dance-movie “ouverture d’une armoire” by ines meyer (filmfestival solothurn), concerts, cd-recordings

2004 concerts and recordings; performs a full month with the luca stoll trio/quartet at the „théatre l’oriental“in vevey (cd „what the thunder said“); 2 weeks with the malcolm braff trio; stays 3 month in NYC, studies at the SIM (school for improvised music) with henry grimes, drew gress, matana roberts, ralph alessi, andy milne; private lessons with nasheet waits, ari hoenig, adriano santos (brasil); producer and drummer for the album „three trios“ by bassist peter frei

2005 tour with matsup through south africa; stays and performs in paris for 8 month, participates the “bioart”-project; records with matsup „pictures of an exibition“ by modest mussorsky, release-tour with peter frei’s „three trios“

2006 tour and cd-recording with the robi lakatos trio “never let me go”, tour on cyprus with koullouras/karnusian/egli

2007 cd-recording with strange sounds - beautiful music, tour on cyprus with koullouras/karnusian/egli, performs with the duo “whirlpool” at the “bernau minifestival 07”, cd-recording with the marcos jimenez trio “different”, tour in germany with matsup

2008 cd-recording with K:E:B on elba (release october 08 on unit records), tour in germany with matsup, member of the trio DEGEN/FREI/EGLI, co-founds the miniaturorchester (cd “pro specie rara”, unit records) cd-recording with the oli kuster kombo (cd “flokati”, unit records), plays a tdwr-tour with odem

2009 coleader- and composer for the ensemble “miniatur orchester”, producer of the record “pro specie rara”; records “odem” with odem; studiowork for idee&klang; tours with stefano romerio; member of jochen baldes - jazz&lyrik-project “KoBal”

2010 releasetour “miniatur orchester - pro specie rara”, releasetour “odem - odem”, performs his music in duo with marc mean; collaborates on “48 houres - 48 drummers” by don li

2011 refounds his trio PLURISM with donat fisch and raffaele bossard and records “untitled yet”; semifinalist of the BMW-world jazz award, selected for the jazzahead bremen and tours in germany with mats-up, studiowork for INFLUX, presents his “fake african orchestra OBRONI KOFI” at must34a; records “launching” with the peter eigenmann / ken cervenka - nonett

2012 releasetour PLURISM „untitled yet“; records and presents on tour mats-up’s „psalmen von SAID“; records „still now“ and tours in eastern europe with the LJO, projects with dave Douglas and hayden chisholm; performs and records with south african trumpetplayer marcus wyatt, member of ohad talmor’s shrulik&pinkus; releasetour “launching” with the peter eigenmann / ken cervenka - nonett

2013 records „FUFU TRYOUT“ with PLURISM and feya faku; performs and records with south african trumpetplayer feya faku; plays and records with the pauline ganty 4tet; concerts and liverecording of „bird’s eye“ with the reto suhner 4tet; concerts and liverecording of „life is live“ with mats-up; teaches at the école pro amr/cpmdt in Geneva

2014 international tours and recording of „she was looking at the moon“ with the joe haider new 4tet; residence at the „generations 2014“ with the robi lakatos trio

2015 releasetour FUFU TRYOUT with PLURISM and feya faku, releasetour „l’envol“ with the pauline ganty 4tet

...has played with: andy scherrer, tony lakatos, george robert, grégoire maret, franco ambrosetti, dado moroni, don friedman, richie beirach, peter frei, roman schwaller, rich perry, peter frei, malcolm braff, kurt rosenwinkel, leo tardin, matthieu michel, cyril bugnon, bänz oester, spirit child, malcolm braff, tom arthurs, russ johnson, bob degen, colin vallon, mac mackenzie, hilton schilder, afrika m’khize, paul hanmer, peter eigenmann, ken cervenka, etc… a member of: Mats-Up, Reto Suhner 4tet, Joe Haider New Quartet, Pauline Ganty 4tet, Max Frankl Trio, Controvento, Ohad Talmor Trio