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

2011 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, refounds his trio PLURISM with donat fisch and raffaele bossard and records “untitled yet”


...has played with: andy scherrer, tony lakatos, gregoire maret, franco ambrosetti, dado moroni, don friedman, richie beirach, roman schwaller, rich perry, peter frei, antonio farao, kurt rosenwinkel, nils wogram, malcolm braff, leo tardin, mathieu michel, antonio farao, reggie johnson, donat fisch, cyril bugnon, baenz oester, russ johnson, george robert, chris wiesendanger, spirit child, tom arthurs etc…

...is member of: mats up, reto suhner 4tet, peter frei’s standard movement, stefano romerio 4tet, LJO lucerne jazz orchestra…