Wolfgang Vetsch
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Wolfgang Vetsch, born in Triesenberg FL in 1963, has been playing the guitar since he was 12 years old. After one year of acoustic guitar lessons, he switched to electric guitar at a young age. He gained his first experiences with rock and blues music with his own bands and expanded his knowledge as an autodidact. Other styles soon appealed to him and he was fascinated by the variety of sounds in jazz and jazz rock of the 1970s.
After participating in several jazz workshops with Joe Viera, he studied from 1993 to 1997 with Peter Eigenmann, Vinz Vonlanthen and Markus Bischof at the University of Applied Sciences for Music in St. Gallen, Department of Jazz, Electric Guitar and Piano. There were also workshops with Art Lande, Klaus Flenter, Ed Neumeister and later Mike Stern.
During his musical career he was and is to be heard in various formations and styles as a front or sideman. This includes bands such as Magic Train (blues-rock), Nodstrom (jazz-rock), Quadromaniacs (covers), Sigma (pop), SoWhat (FunkPopRock), Günther Boss Projekt (pop), Take the Cake (experimental jazz), Silly Chilly (FunkPop), T47 (Jazz Pop), Swiss Big Band Eruption (Jazz), Big Band Liechtenstein (Jazz), Bluewater (Electric-Jazz), The Royal Funk Force (Funk), Rääs (Rock). There are also many adhoc formations in which he is an accomplished accompanist and virtuoso soloist as a welcome guest.  Highlights in his musical carrer were live perfomances with artists like James Morrison and Bob Mintzer.
After the dissolution of the Swiss big band Eruption under the direction of Daniel Schenker, he turned back to his own band Bluewater, which has been heard in different line-ups since 1997. Wolfgang Vetsch was also a member of Stefan Frommelt's jazz circus.
Stylistically, he moves alongside traditional and electric jazz just as confidently in blues, rock, funk, pop and modern crossover areas. Whether as a grooving sound magician or a charismatic soloist, Wolfgang Vetsch loves the variety in music. In addition to his guitarist activities, he works as a composer, arranger and sound engineer and teaches electric guitar at the
Liechtenstein Music School. In his free time, Wolfgang Vetsch is a skipper and sailor on lakes or on the ocean.

BLUEWATER

Jazz Funk Fusion

Rafael Frei

Grew up in Hinterforst, Switzerland, received saxophone lessons for the first time at the age of eight with Erich Berthold at the Upper Rhine Valley Music School in Switzerland. He attended the Musikgymnasium in Feldkirch and from 2015 completed an instrumental course in Fabian-Pablo Müller's class at the Vorarlberg State Conservatory, which he graduated in summer 2019. Rafael is currently completing his master's degree at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences with Sascha Armbruster and Beat Hofstetter. Master classes and workshops with Arno Bornkamp, ​​Tony Lakatos, Jasper Blom, Grace Kelly, Baptiste Herbin, Michael Krenn, Herbert Walser-Breuss, Florian Bramböck, Jan Schulte-Bunert and the saxophone quartet Clair Obscur completed his training. In 2014 he won first prize with distinction as well as the EMCY prize at the final of the Swiss Youth Music Competition.

Daniel Schuchter

Daniel Schuchter feels home in many musical styles. Diversity is his passion. In recent years he has played in numerous projects ranging from classical, jazz, fusion, rock, pop to country and metal. Daniel Schuchter also teaches drums and percussion at the Liechtenstein Music School.

David Maeder

Passionate bass player David Maeder completed his music studies in Vienna and St. Gallen. After many years on the electric bass and double bass, in addition to his freelance work, he is increasingly devoting himself to his own projects.
David Maeder can be heard on more than 30 CD's and has been teaching at the Liechtenstein Music School and the Trogen Cantonal School for over 15 years.

Pirmin Schaedler

Lives in Triesenberg. Lively concert activity in a wide variety of formations and styles at home and abroad. Own musical projects, arrangement and composition assignments as well as musical direction for theaters, ensembles and contemporary performances in and around the region.

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