Born in 1981, Sebastien Ammann started classical piano studies at age 7 in his hometown of Geneva (Switzerland). He became fascinated with Jazz studies in his teens, and was admitted to the Conservatoire de Musique de Geneve that he graduated in 2006. Sebastien has also completed his Master Degree in Jazz Performance from the Queens College of New York in 2011 where his teachers were David Berkman, Antonio Hart and Michael Mossman and Howard Brofsky.
In 2003 he won a grant from the Friedlwald Foundation in Zürich (Switzerland). Sebastien Ammann collaborated with many jazz groups and has been traveling extensively through Europe and the United States. In 2006, he recorded his first record “Orange” with the Ammann trio. In 2008 he studied privately with Jacob Sacks, Marc Copland and Garry Dial.
Sebastien has been active on the New York scene with bands such as the Russell Flynn Large ensemble, Le Zhang Quintet and is currently working on original music for his own quartet project featuring Ohad Talmor, Vinnie Sperrazza and Dave Ambrosio.
Sebastien Ammann is also part of “Music Crossing Borders", a nonprofit organization whose mission and passion is to teach children of all ages and backgrounds about music from cultures around the world. He has been teaching classical and jazz piano to students of all ages and levels since 2005.
Mr. Sebastien Amman has joined the faculty of the Piano School of NYC in 2011