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Born in 1976, raised in Wittinsburg, lives in Liestal. Played the piano at 10, at 17 voice lessons. Jazz studies at the Music Academy Basel (Sandy Patton and Susanne Abbuehl).1999 scholarship from the Friedl Wald Foundation, her first Award/Accolade (Jury member George Gruntz) first own band. 2001 winner of the Chrysler Jazz awards at the Montreux Jazz festival (Jury member Thierry Lang/Peter Schmidlin). 2003 the nomination of the Lisette Spinnler quartet  for the ZKB finals in moods Zurich. Nomination for Suisse Diagonales Jazz. 2004 Kantonalbank prize from the Anniversary Foundation of the Baselland-schaftliche Kantonalbank. 2005 formation of the quintet Siawaloma with Colin Vallon, Patrice Moret, Alex Hendiksen and Michi Stulz. 2006 lecturer for majors at the Music Academy, Jazz Campus Basel. 2010 formation of the duo Stiefel-Spinnler, singing, piano-inspired vocals. 2014 resumption of Siawaloma as the Lisette Spinnler quartet with Stefan Aeby, Patrice Moret, Michi Stulz. 2016 specialist prize music des Kantons Baselland. Many tours and concerts locally and abroad including with the European Jazz Youth Orchestra, Cojazz, Braff-Oester-Rohrer. Theodosii Spassov, Domenic Landolf, Adrian Mears (Requiem op.48, der Berner Totentanz) Jorge Rossy, Banz Oester, Guest singer Manu Katché, Christoph Stiefel, Jean-Paul Brodbeck, Fabian Gisler, Guillermo Klein, Gregor Hilbe, Norbert Pfammatter, Tobias Backhaus, Henning Sieverts ...


The Friedl Wald Foundation scholarship as the first award (Jury member George Gruntz)

First own quartet with Oliver Friedl (piano), Patrick Sommer (bass) and Andreas Hoerni (drums)


Opening concert at the Jazz festival Off-Beat Basel, in the same program as Omara Portuondo, the singer from Buena Vista Social Club


Winner of the Chrysler Jazz award at the Montreux Jazz Festival. (Jury members Thierry Lang/Peter Schmidlin)


Jazzfestival Bern


Swiss tour Suisse Diagonales Jazz with her quartet

Nomination of the Lisette Spinnler Quartet for the finals of the ZKB Jazz prize in Moods Zurich

Study week International Jazz meeting Finnland, Helsinki, Conductor/Musical direction Dave Leibmann

4-week tour of Europe with the European Jazz Youth Orchestra. Conductor/Musical director Bruno Tommaso


Formation of the Siawaloma Quintet with Colin Vallon (piano), Alex Hendriksen (sax, flute), Patrice Moret (bass), and Michi Stulz (drums, percussion)

.Jazz Festival Bejazz Bern

2-week German tour with the «Dietkrons»

CD «In between» Lisette Spinnler Quartet in collaboration with Peter Bürli and MartinPearson (Radio DRS-2), released by TCB, Peter Schmidlin

Jazz Festival Off-Beat Basel

Kantonalbank prize from the anniversary foundation of the Baselland-schaftliche Kantonalbank


Concert with Christine Lauterberg, Raphael Zehnder, the Bulgarian Kaval player, Theodosii Spassov and the chamber Orchestra Gabrovo. Conductor/Musical direction Ivan Stoyanov

6-month stay in West Africa, ghana and Burkina Faso


CD «But Beautiful» (voice it) with Roland Köpplel (piano), Dave Feusi (sax), Michael Chylewski (bass) und Andreas Schnyder (drums)

Performances at «generations-International Jazz meet Frauenfeld» with Cojazz-Andy Scherrer (piano), Domenic Landolf (saxaphone), Stephan Kurmann (bass) and Peter Schmidlin (drums)

Start as lecturer at the Music Academy Basel, Jazz Campus Basel 

3-month stay in South America, Peru and Bolivia with various concert performances


Jazz festival Off-Beat Basel

CD «Djunsha» with the Daniel Woodtli Trio (Daniel Woodtlli, Nick Perrin and Lorenz Beyeler)


Performance at «generations- International Jazz meet Frauenfeld» with Braff-Oester-Rohrer


CD «Siawaloma» with the Lisette Spinnler Quintet, released by Material Records Wolfgang Muthspiel

Performance at «Stimmen» Festival Lörrach in the same programme as Lisa Sokolov and Melody Gardot

Performance at BR Munich, Germany

Performance Porgy and Bess Vienna, Austria


Formation of the duo Stiefel-Spinnler, singing-piano inspired-vocals


CD «Bima Sakti» duo Stiefel-Spinnler, released by Traumton Records Berlin (Germany)

joined Sascha Schönhaus Express (Sascha Schönhaus, Hans-Peter Pfammatter, Bänz Oester, Norbert Pfammatter)


CD- release tour Germany /Switzerland duo Stiefel-Spinnler


Live CD Schönhaus Express featuring  Lisette Spinnler

Resumption of Siawaloma as Lisette Spinnler Quartet (Stefan Aeby, Patrice Moret, Michi Stulz)

Palatia Jazz Festival duo Stiefel-Spinnler


Moldavia Jazz Festival duo Stiefel-Spinnler


Concert tour duo Stiefel-Spinnler (All Blues Hiromi/Stanley Clarke)

Victoria Hall Geneva/Tonhalle Zurich/Stadtcasino Basel/Kulturcasino Bern

CD production Lisette Spinnler Quartet

Jazz Festival Schaffhausen Lisette Spinnler Quartet

Specialist prize Music of Kanton Basel-Landschaft

Awards and Prizes
Friedl Wald Foundation scholarship as first award (Jury member George Gruntz)
Winner of the Chrysler Jazz Awards at the Montreux Jazz Festival (Jury member Thierry Lang/Peter Schmidlin)
Nomination  Lisette Spinnler Quartet for the finals of ZKB Jazz prize Moods Zurich
Nomination for Suisse Diagonales Jazz
Kantonalbank prize from the Anniversary Foundation of the Baselland-schaftliche Kantonalbank
Specialist prize Music of Kanton Basel-Landschaft

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