Swiss Chris has worked with artists such as Sir Elton John, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Common, Wyclef Jean, Miss Lauryn Hill, Corinne Bailey Rae, India Arie, Bridget Kelly, Marsha Ambrosius, among many others.
While in the States, Swiss Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in performance from the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He further studied at Drummers Collective in New York. He received multiple awards and honors as a marching band field drummer, and as a big band and contemporary jazz drummer in Switzerland. Swiss has studied with diverse teachers such as Bob Moses, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Kim Plainfield, Frank Katz, Ian Froman, Ron Savage, Casey Scheuerell, Kenwood Dennard, Skip Hadden, Joe Morello, Jim Chapin, and last but not least, the Drumdoctor Dom Famularo.
Television appearances included MTV’s “Video Music Awards,” “The Soul Train Music Awards,” The Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony at Oslo, Jamaican, and Trinidad Festivals, DTV “Royal Albert Hall Show,” iTunes, Yahoo, and Verizon Promotional Tours, “The Tyra Banks Show,” “Ellen,” “The View,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Jools Holland’s BBC,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Oprah,” “Good Morning America,” “MTV Music Awards Japan,” “VH1 Super Bowl Pepsi Smash,” and “The CBS Early Show,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “BET Gospel,” Oxygen Network’s “Custom Concert,” MTV and GRAMMY appearances in the US, Europe, and MTV Africa, and the “Vibe Festival” with Common and Kanye West.
Swiss Chris endorses Natal Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Regal Tip Sticks, Evans Drum Heads, Roland Electronics.
The Swiss Chris Modern Drum School (Swiss Chris 777 LLC) is located in New York City. For more information about private instruction, visit http://www.swisschris777.com
Long Island Drum Center
1460 Old Country Rd Plainview, NY 11803
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 7pm
Tickets: $7 - Limited Seating Available.
To celebrate this great event: if you buy any NATAL drum kit between April 20th and 30th, you will receive a $650 drum for FREE!!!