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BIO

Pino Zortea is a talented musician, composer, songwriter, bassist, producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist based in Zürich Switzerland. 

 

Pino (born 1995) began playing the piano at the age of seven and switched to the electric bass a few years later. Thanks to his attendance at the Kunst & Sport Gymnasium Rämibühl, he was able to start studying music at the University of the Arts in Zurich at the age of 16 while he was still in school.

In 2016 he completed his bachelor's degree in Zurich under Uli Heinzler and Martin Streule. Several longer stays in New York followed, where he attended sessions and concerts and took lessons from Tim Hagens, Mimi Jones and Ben Williams. From 2018 to 2020 Pino studied at the Jazzcampus Basel in the Master of Arts for music education with Larry Grenadier, Aydin Esen, Guillermo Klein and Jorge Rossy, among others.

As a bass player in various formations such as Trois Imaginaires, Rigiblick, Tim Hüllstrung Trio, Kira Linn’s Sky Trio, Arbajo Jairus & them lovers, Sebastian Bättig & Pino Zortea, Daschenka Projct and a few other projects, Pino performs regularly in Switzerland and abroad.

He composes and plays the music of Pino Zortea’s Jazzkarussell with Niculin Janett, Joscha Schraff and Marton Juhasz, which released the album “Child’s Play” in 2020. Pino can be heard as a bassist on several records by the Zurich based producer Melodiesinfonie. He also wrote and composed the children's radio play “Lukas und Wale” with his friend Tim Hüllstrung.