About me

Lukas Traxel, double bass
Lukas Traxel was born in Altdorf UR and studied at the Lucerne Music Academy with Heiri Känzig, Wolfgang Zwiauer, Christian Weber and Nils Wogram.
In addition, he took masterclass workshops and lessons with Matt Penman, Ruben Rogers, Dave Liebman, Henning Sieverts, Jochen Rückert or Fred Hersch.
He is a laureate of the Friedl-Wald Foundation 2013, represented the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts at the international Jazzmeeting "IASJ" 2014 in Cape Town and won the ZKB Jazzpreis with the Marie Krüttli Trio in 2016. Furthermore he received the Förderpreis of the Canton Uri 2016, the Residency Scholarship New York 2018 of the Popkredit - City of Zurich as well as the "Werkjahr" from the canton of Uri 2019. 
Tours and concerts have already taken him to China, Japan, Russia, North America, Estonia, Albania, Serbia, Great Britain, France or Italy. This together with musicians such as Elina Duni, Marie Krüttli, Jean - Paul Brodbeck, Colin Vallon, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Lionel Loueke and many more.