Keyboarder, composer and producer, Kurt Baebi
was born on Oct. 25, 1943, in Lucerne Switzerland. At the Lucerne Jazz School he studied piano, notation and composition. In 1973 he formed the legendary band Shivananda. Until the mid-eighties, this band made a major impact on the European Fusion-Jazz scene: Many extended tours, five albums and numerous inter-
national festival- and TV-appearances contributed
to the band’s unique reputation.
Among the studio-scene
Kurt Baebi became a highly sought after keyboard player, sound designer and keyboard programmer. For Shivananda’s third album «COMEBACK», he filled the roles as producer, engineer, bandleader, composer and musician. From 2003 until 2015, Kurt Baebi produced ten solo Albums as composer, arranger and musician under his label CSST Productions.
Kurt Baebi’s sensitive electronic music
takes the audience to spherical dimensions – sound designs that vividly reflect the composer’s world spanning impressions and experiences. His ten solo albums feature very straight forward song structures. They not only consist of jazzy compositions but are also influenced by Far-Eastern pop and African sound elements. Baebi is a passionate sound engineer who primarily uses electronic instruments to constantly expand his sound spectrum with the latest available technologies. He orchestrates and produces his collages of sounds with a strong aim for perfection.
MOONRIVER, SOUTH IMPRESSIONS, INDONESIA, ALL BECAUSE OF YOU, MAGIC WINDOWS, BEST
OF 5 , FIRST TAKE, CRYSTAL WORLD and SMOOTH COMPLATION create a relaxed atmosphere and clearly mark a highlight in the electronic music scene.
Saga / Europe / Strange Ways / Giorgio Moroder /
Chico Hablas/ Joe Zawinul / Udo Jürgens / Renato Anselmi / Bo Katzmann / Keiser Twins / Phil Carmen / Shivananda ...
DRS Big Band, Peter Bührle, Joe Zawinul, Martin
Pearson, Hans Moeckel, Peter Jacques, Renato
Anselmi, Paola, Radio France Inter, NDR, SWR...
Shivananda / Phil Carmen / Steve Gadd / Curt Cress /
Ian Bairnson / Stanley Clarke / Hermann Weindorf /
SWF ohne Filter / Belgian Television / Festival Riviera...
Montreux Jazz Festival / Antwerben Jazz Festival /
San Sebastian Jazz Festival / Paris Music Festival /
Le Castellet Festival Riviera / Zürich Jazz Festival /
Augst Jazz Festival ...
Live Productions, Events
Joe Zawinul Syndicate / Bill Evans / Bluesmax / Ernie Watts / Screamin Jay Hawkins / Manolo Badrena /
Eddie Harris Funk Project / The Bobby Bird Show /
Brian Bromberg Group / Terry and the Hot Soxs / And
all because the lady loves / Sweet / Just Two / Andreas Vollenweider / Häns’che Weiss Ensemble/ Les McCann
& his magic Band / Giorgio Conte Trio / Walter Wolf-mann Washington / Billy Cobham Band / Scott Henderson / Roland Muldrow / Garry Willis / Gerald Veasley / Hazy Osterwald Show / Züri West / Max
Lässer Ark / The End / Benny Rehmann Show /
Trilok Gurtu - Joe Zawinul / Shivananda ...