Bio

Jeremias Keller, born in 1986, grew up in Aargau and has lived in Berne since 2007. He learned classical piano as a child and self-taught guitar, drums and finally electric bass as a teenager. He studied electric bass at the Bern University of the Arts with Stefan Rademacher and pedagogy with Robert Morgenthaler. He also studied composition with Django Bates, Frank Sikora and Klaus Wagenleiter.

He was a founding member and co-composer of the band pommelHORSE, with whom he played numerous concerts in Central Europe, Russia and India.

In early 2017 he founded his trio «Jeremias Kellers Vertigo» with Florian Favre and Lionel Friedli. They released their debut album «Vertigo» in 2018 and played concerts throughout switzerland.

In spring 2020 Jeremias Keller started to record and produce music in his home studio. The music was and will be released under the name «Lakota». Each song features a different singer.

Currently he is a member of Nik Bärtsch’s RONIN and King Pepe & the Queens.

In addition to his musical activities, he worked as production manager at the concert club Le Singe in Biel in 2018 and from 2018 to 2020 at the Festival Jazzwerkstatt Bern.

Awards

2019Förderbeitrag, Aargauer Kuratorium
2014-2016High priority jazz promotion PRO HELVETIA with pommelHORSE
2012Suisse Diagonales Jazz with «Kamikaze»
2011Grant of the Friedl Wald Foundation
2010Jazzpreis Biberach (DE) with HELP!

Jeremias Keller plays/played with

Discography