BIOGRAPHY

At the age of 22, Swantje Lampert fell in love with the tenor saxophone - the former law student got her first saxophone lesson ever from Ulrich Drechsler in  Graz, Austria. From that moment on, practising the instrument and studying jazz theory became more important than criminal and civil law.

 

Three years later, she was accepted at the "Konservatorium der Stadt Wien" where she studied jazz saxophone with Willi Quarda. In 2005 Swantje won a scholarship which made it possible to continue her studies (including arranging, conducting and production) at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, with George Garzone, Frank Tiberi and others.  Graduation "Summa com Laude" in 2009.

 

Swantje composed and arranged songs for the Vienna Big Band Project, the Barbara Bruckmüller Big Band, the Kalistos Orchstra, The FeMale Jazz Art, the Swantje Lampert Quartet. She performed with Richard Oesterreicher, Betty Semper, Gina Schwarz, Celia Mara, Martin Spitzer, Hannes Strasser, Julia Siedl, Markus Geiselhart, Herwig Gradischnig, Robert Bachner, Alexander Ehrenreich Big Band, Barbara Bruckmüller Bigband, The FeMale Jazz Art...

 

Awards: Berklee "CWP Achievement Award for Outstanding Musicianship", 2009.