Alfred Kramer

Drums, Percussion, Trombone, Switzerland/Italy

Born 1965 in Switzerland, he started playing drums at the age of sixteen after having studied piano for nine years. He started performing with his brother Lukas (pianist) and sister Hilaria (trumpet player). Since 1986, after moving to Italy, he has been working with musicians like Mal Waldron, Enrico Rava, Pietro Tonolo, Enrico Pieranunzi, Andy McGhee, Paul McCandless, Benny Bailey , Chet Baker (italian tour), Joe Henderson, Steve Lacy, Furio Di Castri, Barre Phillips, Art Lande, Art Farmer, Miroslav Vitous and Louis Stewart.

He performed in U.S.A., Finland, Sweden, Poland, France, Germany, Spain, Holland, Austria and on all major italian festivals (like Umbria Jazz, Rome, Clusone, etc) and made a bunch of worth-mentioning records with musicians like Phil Woods, Joe Lovano, Steve Lacy, Lee Konitz (4 albums) and Slide Hampton. He now lives in Certaldo.

He is also an arranger/conductor and has made four appearances on record playing trombone.

Selected discography:
Space Jazz Trio Vol. II with Enrico Pieranunzi - Yvp, 1988
Blew with Lee Konitz ed Enrico Pieranunzi - Philology, 1988
Phil's Mood with Phil Woods ed Enrico Pieranunzi - Philology, 1988
Slowly with Pietro Tonolo - Splasc(h), 1989
Felix with Sandro Gibellini - Tirreno, 1990
Very fool with Massimo Salvagnini e Lee Konitz - High Tide, 1993
Piku with Mauro Negri - Sentemo, 1994
Sweet Sisteen with Steve Lacy / Keptorchestra - Caligola, 1994
Miss Etna with Joe Lovano / Keptorchestra - Caligola, 1995
Straight Ahead with M.Tamburini / Slide Hampton - Ermitage, 1996
Piccolo Walzer with Riccardo Zegna – Egea, 2000

Alfred Kramer