Born on the 1st of June 1985 in Brugg (Switzerland) and currently living in Lucerne, Strinning is a Swiss/Swedish jazz musician whose focus is on experimental jazz and free improvised music.
From 2006 to 2013 he studied at the Musik Hochschule, Luzern and at the KMH Stockholm, taking lessons from, among others, Urs Leimgruber, Gerry Hemingway, Hans Koch und Fredrik Ljungkvist. Early in his career, Strinning gave expressive solo performances at festivals such as the Stanser Musiktage and Jazz Festival Schaffhausen. In 2013 he started working with Gerry Hemingway and Manuel Troller (Tree Ear), and with Lauren Newton and Emanuel Künzi (Blindflug). At the same time, he began organizing concerts at Mullbau and at the Kleintheater Luzern. In 2016 he received the Werkbeitrag of the Canton of Lucerne and founded together with Lino Blöchlinger the band Le String'Blö. In 2017 he was awarded a residency in Chicago. At the same time, the Looty Trio was set up (with Valeria Zangger and Marc Unternährer). Festival and club performances take him throughout Switzerland, Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America.
Sebastian Strinning has played and continues to play with Gerry Hemingway, Lauren Newton, Sylvie Courvoisier, Shahzad Ismaily, Tomeka Reid, Frank Gratkowski, Urs Leimgruber, Hans Koch, Thomas Lehn, Ayako Kato, Omri Ziegele, Joachim Badenhorst, Fredy Studer, Colin Vallon, Julian Sartorius, Ed Wilkerson, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt, Jim Baker, Dave Rempis, Jason Roebke, Josh Berman, Bruno Spörri, Harald Kimmig, Daniel Studer, Alfred Zimmerlin, Dieter Ulrich, John Voirol, Lionel Friedli, Christoph Baumann, Hämi Hämmerli, Gabriela Friedli, Christian Weber, Marc Unternährer, Matthias Steinauer, Timothée Quost, Roberto Domeniconi, Hanspeter Pfammatter, Frantz Loriot, Flo Stoffner, Jonas Kocher, Thomas K. J. Mejer, John Wolf Brennan, Reto Suhner, Manuel Troller and many others.
Aargauer Zeitung / Strinning - Kirshner
The New York City Jazz Record / Tree Ear
Luzerner Zeitung / Jazzfestival Willisau
Fischermanns Orchestra "Space Friction", Enja 2022
Gerry Hemingway "Afterlife" Auricle Records 2022
Solo „Turm“, Wide Ear Records 2022
Strinning – Kirshner „Dipping the Eye“, 2020
Urs Blöchlinger Revisited "Harry Doesn't Mind", Leo Records 2020
Le String'Blö "March for Nature", Veto Records 2019
Fischermanns Orchestra „Live in Switzerland“, Unit Records 2019
Anemochore "Suites and Seeds", Creative Sources 2019
Wespennest "Wespennest", 2019
Fischermanns Orchestra „Tiefenrausch“, Unit Records 2018
Tree Ear "Witches Butter", Cleanfeed Records 2017
Blindflug „Without Doubt“, 2017
Daniel Stocker "Hut", 2016
Solo „Kerrin“, Wide Ear Records 2015
Pullup Orchestra "Rawberry" HHREC, 2013
Pullup Orchestra "Thanks to the Opera" HHREC, 2009
Alt F4 "Live", 2007
@ Ralph Kühne, Reto Eisenring, Andi Schnoz, Dragan Tasic, Rob Nienburg