Guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and bandleader based in Winterthur, Switzerland. After graduating as a jazz guitarist from the Zurich School of Music and Drama (Hochschule fόr Musik und Theater Zόrich), Beat Keller obtained a Master of Arts in composition from the Lucerne School of Music (Musikhochschule Luzern). Among his current projects are Keller's 10, Gunfire Orchestra (CH/NO/SA), Bowee/Keller (CH), Peckinpah Trio (CH/USA) and Tilo Weber's Animate Repose (DE). His compositions have been played and recorded by NDR Bigband, Lucerne Jazz Orchestra, Ballbreaker Ensemble, Composer's Group Ensemble, Keller's 10 and the Haiku String Trio. Beat Keller has given concerts all over Switzerland, in neighbouring Europe, the United States and Southern Africa. Record releases on: Unit Records, Alpinechic (both CH), Edition Wandelweiser Records, Attenuation Circuit, Shoebill Records (DE) and Silken Tofu (BE). He has won the following grants and awards: "Best Debut Release 2008" (worldwide) awarded by AllAboutJazz, New York, for "Keller's <10>"; "Fφrderpreis 2010" from the City of Winterthur; "Artist Residency" in Cape Town, South Africa, 2012, awarded by the Pro Helvetia Foundation; "Moods Jazz & Blues Award 2013", 2nd prize for "Keller's 10"; "Artist in Residence" in Berlin, Germany, 2014/2015, awarded by the Canton of Zurich.