Audio & Video
In 2016, I released a solo album titled 'ThreeStyle'. You can listen to it here:
With Juliet McLean, Matt Herrett, Rob Ju and Hamish Cameron - 2016
With The Balkanistas - 2014
With Te Kohikohinga Kohatu - 2013
A recent Dominion Post review described him as a “very good” clarinettist. The Listener described Urs' clarinet solos as “wildly creative”.
The Manawatu Standard wrote in a concert review: “While there was musical excellence on display from all members of the group, the clarinettist was Urs Signer, who made a significant contribution to local music during his year as an exchange student in Palmerston North nearly 10 years ago. Apart from giving us some stunning clarinet solos, this talented young man also composed several numbers for the group, his work characterised by much inventiveness while still capturing an authentic style.”
Urs Signer is a clarinettist and pianist living in Taranaki, Aotearoa.
He grew up in Switzerland and moved to Aotearoa in 2003, completing a Bachelor of Music in Composition at Victoria University in 2006. He has performed as a clarinettist across Aotearoa/NZ playing a diverse range of styles from Klezmer to Jazz, Classical to Reggae.
Urs has performed at WOMAD, the Parihaka International Peace Festival, the Wellington International Jazz Festival, the Festival of the Lights (New Plymouth), the Fringe Festival (Wellington), the Wanganui Jazz Club, the Asia-Pacific Festival (Wellington), the Taranaki International Arts Festival, the Waiheke Jazz Festival, theWellington Folk Festival and Wellington Summer City.
Urs has appeared as a performer on television, National Radio and
local radio stations and has contributed to several recordings,
including a release on the Rattle label.
Urs has performed with the Balkanistas, Klezmer Rebs, James Webster, Phil Dadson, Horomona Horo and Mere Boynton, the Jews Brothers, Morgana, the Troubles, Gate 7, Te Kohikohinga Kohatu and many others.