Gisela started her carrer with lessons in classic piano. More than twenty years ago, she started to explore the improvised music scene. She attended lessons from leading Swiss musicians: A. Herrmann, E. Bächlin, Ch. Wiesendanger and M. Scarton to get a better understanding of this different and exciting world. Gisela also undertook musical sessions in percussion and saxophone; to extend her knowledge and get also a better understanding of the other voices within a jazz band. Her first trio was with Andy Zitz (bass) and Marc Stämpfli (drums). But she had also a duo with Maria Geiger on the violin for more than ten years. This narrative doesn't include the many more groups she has been in, where Gisela Horat was playing Jazz Standards or led by her playing her own music.
Line Up: Gisela Horat Trio – piano, Simon Iten – bass & Samuel Büttiker - drums)