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Producer and songwriter from Switzerland…

At the age of three Urs started playing little melodies on the piano. Later he developed a great passion for playing drums. With his teacher Pierre Favre he began to target a career as a jazz drummer. At the young age of 12 he was already touring with the Big Band of Fernsehen DRS, the national TV station, and was soon regarded as one of the greatest young talents of the Swiss music scene.

What followed were several years of gigs in the best reputated jazz clubs in Switzerland where he played with his older brother, the jazz pianist Chris Wiesendanger. When Urs turned 15 he began to write his first pop songs and also started producing. He definitely gave his career a new direction. Only a short while later he began producing full time.

Since then Urs has worked with a lot of the best known Swiss artists like DJ Bobo, Nubya and the Swiss AIdol show winner Carmen Fenk. He produced half of the album of Carmen Fenk in early 2004 and wrote one song for her. Urs, without exaggeration, can be titled as one of the most skillful arrangers and producers in Europe.

Even more. He has not to shy away from a comparison with the cats in the US. He’s worked many times in Los Angeles with some of the greatest musicians there. For example, he did arranging and playing jobs on the albums “Midnight” and “State of Grace” by Jeff Lorber.

Furthermore, he’s worked with sax players Dave Koz and Warren Hill, producer Mickey Petralia, drummer John Robinson, guitarists Chris Camozzi, Michael Landau and Dean Parks, vocalist Warren Wiebe and and countless others.

Read more about Urs Wiesendanger at his official website.

Discography

Somebody New

Contante & Sonante 2005

Tracks: Somebody New, Your Love Was Special, Tell Me Where The Days Have Gone, The Final Reason Why, If Only For A Day, After We Make Love, Morning Light, I Remember, If You Still Care For Me, Hold Me & Somebody New (Jazzy Version).

Musicians on the Somebody New album: Urs Wiesendanger, Courtney Blooding, Warren Wiebe, James Harrah, Jay Graydon, Michael Sembello, Michael Landau, Chris Muzik, Rafael Padilla, Skyler Jett, Wolfgang Drechsler, Thierry Condor, Daniel Stern, Daniel Kuffer, Sabina Stokes, Bill Cantos, Robbie Buchanan, Frank Adahl, Porty, John Robinson, Jeff Pescetto, Claudio Cervino, Tomi Malm & Janne Lehikoinen.

The Real Me

PInk DoGG Records 2005

Tracks: Welcome To The Real Me, California, Separate Ways, U And…, Nowhere, Something Special, Move, Prisca, Move On, Waiting, Ragga Real, Mr. Jones, Another Chance For Love, Turn Out The Lamplight, J&U, Ventura Blvd. & Best Friend.

Musicians on the The Real Me album: Urs Wiesendanger, Chris Muzik, Claudio Cervino, Mark Woodman, John Robinson, Daniel Stern, Wolfgang Zwieauer, Paul Buchmeier, Eric Marienthal, Tomy Geiger, Warren Hill, Robbie Buchanan, Jeff Lorber, Bathasar Zimmermann, Warren Wiebe, Jerrie Lynne, Jeff Pescetto, Thierry Condor, Janette Dawkins, Sabina Stoke, Renee Rousseau & Yasmine Meguid.

The Real Me

Fast Peak Recordings 2002

Tracks: Intro, Another Chance for love, Nowhere, J&U, Something Special, Turn Down The Lamp Light, Separate Ways, Waiting, 4 U and…, Move (Interlude), Prisca, California, Best Friend, Mr.Jones, Ventura Blvd. & Ragga-Real.

Musicians on the The Real Me album: Urs Wiesendanger, Chris Muzik, Claudio Cervino, Mark Woodman, John Robinson, Daniel Stern, Wolfgang Zwieauer, Paul Buchmeier, Eric Marienthal, Tomy Geiger, Warren Hill, Robbie Buchanan, Jeff Lorber, Bathasar Zimmermann, Warren Wiebe, Jerrie Lynne, Jeff Pescetto, Thierry Condor, Janette Dawkins, Sabina Stoke, Renee Rousseau & Yasmine Meguid.

The Real Me

White Sail Records 1998

Tracks: Intro, Another Chance for love, Nowhere, J&U, Something Special, Turn Down The Lamp Light, Separate Ways, Waiting, 4 U and…, Move (Interlude), Prisca, California, Best Friend, Mr.Jones, Ventura Blvd. & Ragga-Real.

Musicians on the The Real Me album: Urs Wiesendanger, Chris Muzik, Claudio Cervino, Mark Woodman, John Robinson, Daniel Stern, Wolfgang Zwieauer, Paul Buchmeier, Eric Marienthal, Tomy Geiger, Warren Hill, Robbie Buchanan, Jeff Lorber, Bathasar Zimmermann, Warren Wiebe, Jerrie Lynne, Jeff Pescetto, Thierry Condor, Janette Dawkins, Sabina Stoke, Renee Rousseau & Yasmine Meguid.

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