Pianist/composer/improviser Sylvie Courvoisier, originally from Switzerland, has lived in Brooklyn for 20 years.
She has led several groups over the years, recorded 10 albums as a band leader, and appeared in about 50 albums (25 Cds co-leader and 25 cds as a side person) for different labels, notably ECM, Tzadik and Intakt Records. .
She has been commissioned to write music for concerts, radio, dance and theater. She has toured widely across the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, and Japan.
Courvoisier has performed and recorded with John Zorn, Wadada Leo Smith, Joey Baron, Ellery Eskelin, Nate Wooley, Fred Frith, Yusef Lateef, Tim Berne, Joëlle Léandre, Erik Friedlander, Butch Morris, Tony Oxley, Herb Robertson, and Tomazs Stanko, among others.