Christian Ammann

Christian Ammann

"When I play on stage I want to interpret the music, which I have in my mind, as authentic and direct as possible. Therefore the most important qualities my instrument has to own are most easy handling combined with a terse characteristic tone.

My bassguitars by Human Base are unequalled in this respect."

Christian Ammann about Human Base Instruments

Christian Ammann - Electric Bass / Doublebass / Komposition / Arrangement

Christian Ammann, born in Karlsruhe in 1977 and raised in the regions Allgäu and Baden, had his first contact with the electric bass at the age of 15. A friend of his, today a famous singer herself, took him to Munich to see a show of Tower of Power. Standing in the first row directly in front of Rocco Prestia this marked the initial incident for his musical career. The following years he took lessons, began to write songs, played in various bands, recorded CD´s and played concerts.

In 1998 he passed the entrance examination for the "Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und darst. Kunst Mannheim" and studied Jazz/Popular Music with main subject Electric Bass with Patrick Scales, Norbert Dömling and Dave King and also doublebass with Thomas Stabenow. These studies he completed with diploma in 2002.
One year later this was followed by the diploma in main subject Jazz Composition/Bigband Arrangement, which he studied two years with Jürgen Friedrich.
In addition to his studies he took lessons with Robert Sundin (Kungliga Musikhögskolan Stockholm), Maria Schneider, Dave Liebman, Nguyen Le, Renaud Garcia-Fons or Peter O´Mara.

Over the last years Christian Ammann became a reknown bassplayer for all kinds of musical styles. He played concerts and toured in Europe, Turkey, Russia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, the USA and the United Arabian Emirates.

His own ideas and compositions Christian Ammann translates into action with his quintett "TILLSAMMANS". Its music is a mixture of Modern Jazz and up-to-date Grooves, which one can hear on the just recently published CD "Wildlife".
The Funk- and Soulcoverband "Funkturm" is a playground for his abilities on the electric bass while he´s playing doublebass mostly when performing with "Opposites attract", a duo with vibraphonist Claus Kiesselbach.
Besides these activities he´s playing in the liveband of famous persian singer Dariush and with BLAZE, the band of former Iron Maiden-frontman Blaze Bayley.

Apart from these bands he was member of e.g. Youth Jazz Orchestra Baden-Württemberg, Hector Rene Colon´s Caribbean Breeze and Tournesol, played on the cruise ships "AIDA" and "Arosa blu" with the Constanze Jung Band and worked with musicians like Adam Nussbaum, Peter Herbolzheimer, Ack van Rooyen, Peter Weniger, Jiggs Whigham, Ramon Stagnaro, Johannes Faber, Jörg Reiter, Sebastian Studnitzky, Joe Gallardo, Peter Lehel, Bro´Sis, Cecile Verny or Helena Paul.

Since 1999 he is furthermore teacher for Electric Bass, Jazz- and Rockensemble at the Municipal School of Music Bühl/Baden and holds workshops regularly.

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