Otmar Kramis

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  • Studies at the Lucerne Jazzschool and Hochschule fuer Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, Austria with Carl Drewo and Karlheinz Miklin, diploma 1989.
  • 1996-1997 Gender Wayang - studies in Bali (Indonesia)
  • 1990-2009 teaching at Hochschule Luzern - music (professional class jazz saxophone).

Bands and Projects

  • Trio Szirmai-Kramis: seit 2002 Auftritte in der Schweiz, Iran, Holland, Frankreich.
  • Guadalcacin: septet around Herbert Kramis, upcoming CD-release
  • Duo Szirmai-Kramis: performing in Switzerland and Indonesia (tour 1996)
  • SIX-SAX: saxophone-sextet with graduates of Musikhochschule Graz. Concerts a.o. Jazztage Leverkusen 1990, Woche der Begegnung Klagenfurt 1990, Jazzfestival Balverhoehle 1991, Jazzfestival Willisau 1992.
  • MA'NA: 1993 mutual project with Elena Szirmai, Lauren Newton & Mark Huber (grant from city and canton of Lucerne 1993), Premiere at Jazz-Festival Schaffhausen 1993. Concerts and recordings 1993
  • Baumann-Haemmerli Sextet: Since 1986, Concerts in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Paris, Bulgaria-tour 1989.
  • Orchesterforum Graz: 1983-86 Concerts in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Italy.
  • EBU-Bigband: CH- representative for Rundfunk in Budapest
  • various Orchestra jobs in Cityhall-Musicals Lucerne.


  • Trio Szirmai-Kramis Pasión - yvp-music 3115.
  • MA'NA - a journey mana01 Lucerne.


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  • Baumann-Haemmerli-Sextet: Adonde Estamos
  • Orchesterforum Graz: Aus dem Liederbuch der Grenzgaenger
  • Herbie Kopf: Lop-Sided
  • div. Samplers

Otmar Kramis' broad musical interest and versatility enables him to play not only the whole range of the saxophones, but also makes him a sought after musician in a wide variety of projects.