Tobias Schmid

musician & drum teacher
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April 17, 2021
Irma Krebs - Video Release "Schwarzi Rose"

Hodrio! Shouts Irma, for she has released a new video on youtube. Of a not quite so new song.
And the new album is coming on th 7 of May! And a few days later there will be, wait for it: A RELEASE CONCERT!!!
She will let you know more about it on her facebook page.

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


May 6, 2021

ILJA album release concert

BeJazz Bern

8:30 pm

May 9, 2021


Mokka Thun

May 15, 2021


Villa Sträuli Winterthur

11:00 am

May 30, 2021

Ilya Alabuzhev Project

TAK Eschen (LI)

7:00 pm

July 3, 2021

Irma Krebs

Openair-Konzert am Egelsee Bern

August 7, 2021


Openair Deisswil


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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)



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The teaching room is in Muri (Bern), a five minute walk from the clossest tram station.

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