Eva Kess is a Bassplayer and Composer.

Born in Berlin-Schöneberg, living in Bern and Basel, Switzerland.



Eva started her musical career as a kid in Porto Alegre, Brazil as a ballet and tap dancer and later in Europe as classical pianist in Bern.

An active performer, Eva played concerts in Bern, Basel, Zürich, Geneva, Berlin, Barcelona, Zagreb, Rio de Janeiro, New York, ...


Eva expanded her horizon in direction of composing for lager ensembles in the beautiful "composition & theory" masters of the University of Arts in Bern. She studied composition with Guillermo Klein, Bert Joris, Martin Streule, Klaus Wagenleiter and Django Bates.

Before this she studied Jazz Double Bass at the Music Academy of Basel with Bänz Oester, Larry Grenadier, Jorge Rossy, Julio Baretto, Adrien Mears, Wolfgang Muthspiel. (Preparation Class in at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern with Thomas Dürst.)


Winning the Friedl Wald-Scholarship allowed her to present her music in New York City and to take lessons with Larry Grenadier and Matt Penman.


Eva Kess also enjoys free improvised music and plays solo concerts, mostly in art galleries and installations. To have more possibilities soundwise, Eva Kess started to use her voice in addition to the double bass. She also sings Brazilian Music and Jazz Standards.