Tobias Schmid

musician & drum teacher
[email protected]



May 21, 2020
Howald-Schmid-V.Fischer: Life At The Zoo

Only a few days after the lockdown announcement Wolfgang Zwiauer and Tom Gsteiger created a new plaform, adapted to the situation: Life At The Zoo. Here scrimmages everything that creeps and crawls in the Swiss jazz scene and that is looking for exterior roaming. Almost on a daily basis sessions are recorded at The Zoo Studio, Bern and uploaded on soundcloud only a short while later. On 9 May Dimitri Howald, Valentin v.Fischer and I had the chance to use such a session to play a series of pop covers: songs we hold dear which are not on radio every day (and probably never were). Click here or on the picture to listen...

April 28, 2020
Taro Video Release: Lawina

Recorded shortly before the lockdown, released ten days ago: Here is the latest Taro video. We perform Lawina, a piece from our new album Sfumato. The scenery is Lieblings, a beautiful basement in the historic center of Bern.

March 20, 2020
Stahlwerk Album Release: Stahlwerk

Today is a big day for Stahlwerk: We are releasing our second album STAHLWERK on CD and on all the common digital channels. Enjoy! (And support us, in times without concerts due to corona virus, by buying the music.)

February 21, 2020
Taro Video Release: Sfumato

The new album Sfumato will be out on 28 February, release concert will be at ISC Bern on 4 March. Today, as an appetizer, the video to the title song has been released.

4 March ISC Bern CH

5 March Sherlock Lounge Meiringen CH

13 March Chrämerhuus Langenthal CH

16 May Mokka Thun CH

November 10, 2019
CD release Irma Krebs

November 29 will be a big day in the life of the still young band Irma Krebs: We are going to celebrate the second release of new recordings. In March 2019 there were five rudimentary recorded songs, this time it is going to be twelve well sounding little works! The CD is going to be released at a special concert at a secret venue in Bern CH. (Announcement of the venue: November 29 on facebook)

November 29 secret venue Bern CH


January 7, 2021


ESSE Musicbar Winterthur CH

January 8, 2021


Hombis Salon Zurich CH

9:00 pm

January 9, 2021


Tour de Lorraine Bern CH

January 14, 2021


Sherlock Club Meiringen CH

January 23, 2021

ILJA (release concert "Spiritual Cycle")

BeJazz Bern CH

8:30 pm


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Tobias Schmid lives and works as a freelance musician in Bern, Switzerland.

since 2019
band Ilya Alabuzhev (Jazz)

since 2018
bands Taro (Alternative), Irma Krebs (Blues), Federico Abraham Quartet (Latin Jazz)

two month stay in New York City (classes with Jochen Rueckert, Guillermo Klein)

since 2015
band ILJA (Contemporary Jazz)

since 2014
band Stahlwerk (Contemporary Jazz, free improvisation)

since 2013
musical accompaniment of diverse theater and dance projects

2011 - 2016
bachelor and master studies with focus jazz drums
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland – Academy of Music Basel
classes with Gregor Hilbe, Jorge Rossy, Norbert Pfammatter, Julio Barreto, Malcolm Braff, Guillermo Klein

since 2008
engagements in diverse bands (jazz, singer-songwriter, funk, soul, brazilian jazz) as well as classical symphony orchestras

born in Bern, Switzerland

curriculum vitae (german)




free trial lesson (30 minutes)
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The teaching room is in Muri (Bern), about 15 minutes away from the city center.

information sheet drum lessons (german)