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TAUBER, Jonas

* Winterthur, 04.11.1967; Double bass, Cello

Jonas Tauber was born in Winterthur, Switzerland, and raised in New York City. He graduated from the Eastman School of Music in 1990 with a degree in Performance and Literature on Cello. He has since performed with Itzhak Perlman, The New York Piano Trio, Stefan Milenkovich, The North/South Consonance Ensemble, Fulux Quartet, the Hengrave Quartet, as principal cellist with orchestras of London, Cedar Rapids, Boulder, and as soloist with the orchestras of Opole, Poland, and all of the above. In New York he performed with his own projects at the Knitting Factory, Cornelia Street Cafe, and the Tiemann Oasis, performing also in Europe, the Middle East, and Brazil with groups of his own creation and others, including Emmanuelle Somer's Tone Poets, John Hollenbeck's Quartet Lucy, Daniel Schnyder, David Taylor, David Murray, and Barry Harris, among others. In Portland, he is creating his own series at the Jazz De Opus featuring more adventurous (although conservatively so) jazz music while recording/performing wtih Rob Blakeslee and Billy Mintz in San Francisco, Doug Haning, Adam Diller, John Gross, Michael Vlatkovich, Chad Hensel, Tim DuRoche, Tom McNalley, and Roberta Piket. He appears as cellist on recordings of Emmanuelle Somer, Myriade, Vinny Golia's Feeding Frenzy, John Hollenbeck's Quartet Lucy, and as bassist on the Jonas Tauber Septet's Black & White, and duo with Doug Haning called E pi i. Current recording projects include a duo with John Gross and a trio Freeplex with Doug Haning and Adam Diller.

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