Genre: Jazz, Vocal
Tobias Christl, born 1978, studied voice and school music from 2001 to 2009 at the conservatories in Würzburg, Nürnberg, Köln and Weimar. In 2001 he received a scholarship from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and went to study in New York for a year.
He has toured in the USA, Russia, Taiwan, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, France and Italy and has won awards, such as the “Jugend Kulturell-Wettbewerb” [Youth Cultural Conest], the “Vokal Total Wettbewerb” [Total Vocal Contest], the German Music Video Award, was nominated for the “Bremer Jazzpreis” and was a finalst of the “Panikpreis”-Contest.
His current projects are the “Lieblingsband” [Favorite Band] with Pablo Held, Robert Landfermann, Tobias Hoffmann, Niels Klein and Jonas Burgwinkel. The band “Wildern” [Poaching] of Matthias Nowak, Etienne Nillesen and Peter Ehwald. He plays pop-music with German lyrics with his band “Herbe Sahne” [Bitter Cream], where he is supported by Hanno Busch, Dominik Krämer and Claus Schulte. For a year he has been giving concerts with the pianist and composer Jürgen Friedrich in their duo formation Friedrich Christl. He sings backing vocals and plays keyboards in the synth-pop band Cosmono with Tobias Hoffmann, Frank Schönhofer and Ralf Gessler.
Besides his own bands Tobias plays as a guest in several ensembles, such as the Swiss formation Mats-Up, the “Bundesjazzwerkstatt“, the Maxime Bender Orchestra, Frederik Köster’s “Verwandlung“, the U.F.O. Big Band and in the theatre ensemble of the “Schauspielhaus Köln“.
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Festivals & Clubs
Carnegie Hall/New York, Philharmonie/Köln, Schauspielhaus/Hamburg, Schauspielhaus/Köln, Jazzclub Unterfahrt/München, A-Trane/Berlin, Stadtgarten/Köln, Moods/Zürich, etc
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