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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). 2019 he started the interdisciplinary group Suzuribako and from 2022 to 2026 he receives living cost contributions of the Stiftung Arvore. 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.


SYNC "Catacryptico", Aut Records 2024

Le String'Blö "Panda Bounce", Veto Records 2024

Looty Trio "Boxer Rebellion", AUT Records 2024

Strinning & Daisy "Castle and Sound", Veto Records 2023

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


2022 Stiftung Arvore
2019 Atelieraufenthalt Chicago
2017 Werkbeitrag Kanton Luzern
2014 CS Jazzförderpreises
2011 Stipendiums der Stiftung Friedl – Wald


@ Ralph Kühne, Reto Eisenring, Andi Schnoz, Dragan Tasic, Rob Nienburg