Lukas Traxel, double bass
Lukas Traxel is one of the most sought-after jazz bassists in Europe.
Born in the Swiss Alps, his playing is as grounded as the mountains he grew up among, and at the same time flowing and rushing like the river that makes its way through the valley. Or as Mirko Weber put it in the Stuttgarter Zeitung: "Spirit plus skill plus energy for two".
These attributes have led to his regularly appearing on stage with musicians such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Lionel Loueke, Ralph Alessi, Uri Caine, Dejan Terzic, Nils Wogram, Florian Weber or Elina Duni in recent years.
His discography now includes over three dozen releases as a sideman.
Lukas Traxel also performs regularly solo and his trio with the two exceptional musicians Otis Sandsjö (Sweden/Saxophone) and Moritz Baumgärtner (Germany/Drums) will release his debut album "One-Eyed Daruma" on the renowned label "Wejazz" in spring 2023.