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BIOGRAPHY

Félix Fivaz is a swiss drummer, composer and producer. Born in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1990, he grew up there and forms his first bands.

After studying social work, he decides to make music a priority and takes part in many musical projects, investing himself fully and gaining experience in various genres. In 2011, he begins professional music studies at the Lucerne Art University (Hochschule Luzern Music) in the Jazz Department, taking lessons with Norbert Pfammatter, Gery Hemingway, Dominik Burkhalter, Heiri Känzig and Thomas Meier to name a few. He obtains his Bachelor in Arts Of Music in 2015, and in 2017, a Master in Education. He also wins a scholarship supporting talents in jazz from the Friedl Wald Foundation in 2016.

By playing concert and studying, he finds his own sound and energy, allowing his musical identity to influence in his projects. Sound and touch become two of his most important concerns on the drums. After more than 700 concerts with different projects, his will to give to each piece of music something unique, a reason to be, is stronger than ever.

Félix Fivaz is a hard worker, passionate about instrumental practice and grateful to be able to be on stage. He has played in many of the greatest Swiss locations / festivals such as Paleo Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Festineuch, Moods, Les Docks, L’Usine, La Case à Chocs, Fri-Son, as well as abroad; Reeperbahn, Les Transmusicales, etc. He has toured in France, the UK, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Lebanon, China mainly with his bands Koqa Beatbox, Muthoni Drummer Queen, Menura and République Atypique.

Besides his performing activities, he has been giving drum lessons and band workshops in music schools in Switzerland (Collège Musical in La Chaux-de-Fonds and EMJB) since 2009.

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