composer and conductor
Guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and composer living in Winterthur/ Switzerland.
He graduated with a teaching diploma (for electric guitar in jazz) from the Zurich School of Music and Drama (Hochschule für Musik und Theater Zürich). He went on to study composition at the jazz department of the Lucerne School of Music Musikhochschule Luzern) and obtained a Master of Arts in Music.
Among his current projects are: Keller's 10, Beat Keller & Reza Khota (CH/SA, guitar-duo), The Cape Town Punk Jazz Arkestra mislead by Beat Keller, Peckinpah Trio (CH/USA).
Tour-acitivities brought him through Switzerland, across Europe, to the United States and to South Africa.
He has been awarded and supported with:
"Best Debut Release 2008" - worldwide at AllAboutJazz New York for "Keller's <10>", Förderpreis from the city of Winterthur 2010, "Artist Residency" in Cape Town/ South Africa 2012 from the Pro Helvetia, Moods Jazz & Blues Award 2013 2nd Prize (for Keller's 10) and "Artist in Residence" by the Canton of Zürich in Berlin/DE 2014/2015.