Double Bassist and Composer Eva Kess, born in Berlin-Schöneberg, started her musical career as a kid in Porto Alegre (Brasil) as a ballet and tap dancer. Back in Europe she continued as classical pianist and dancer in Bern and at age 17 discovered the Double Bass. Eva Kess lives in Bern. An active performer, Eva played concerts in Bern, Basel, Zürich, Geneva, Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, Zagreb, Rio de Janeiro …
Eva expanded her horizon in direction of composing for lager ensembles in the composition & theory masters of the University of Arts in Bern. She studied composition with Guillermo Klein, Django Bates, Bert Joris, Martin Streule, Frank Sikora and Klaus Wagenleiter.
She studied Jazz Double Bass in Bern with Patrice Moret and at the Music Academy of Basel with Bänz Oester, Larry Grenadier, Jorge Rossy, Julio Baretto. (Preparation Class in at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern with Thomas Dürst.) Countless masterclasses complete her education.
Winning the Friedl Wald-Scholarship allowed her to dive into the music scene in New York City and to take lessons with Larry Grenadier and Matt Penman. Eva Kess has recorded several albums with music of hers and has gained recognition nationally as well as internationally.