Ivo Prato, born 1967, lives in Berne/Switzerland.
‘During my childhood I played classical music with the clarinet. Impressed by the many possibilities and ways jazz allows for a spontaneous and interactive interplay with a heavily influence of improvisation I then later changed to Jazz and to the saxophone. Since 1988 I work as a musician and music teacher. I studied at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern with the saxophone (ts) as my main instrument. After having taught students at a music school for over 16 years, I am now teaching private lessons and additionally, give classes during the international Jazz Workshop in Langnau www.jazz-nights.ch since 2008 and since 2018 at Jazz Workshop Interlaken. My music is largely rooted in Jazz but I remain open to different styles. I work in many different bands and projects, nationally and internationally. With different events, the management, writing compositions, a course book and teaching the work is various and covers many aspects’.
Swiss Diagonal Tour 1999
Musical entertainment 50 Years DEZA
Buskers Bern 2014 street music festival
Cartoon festival Langnau
Swiss Jazz School Big Band
Symphony Orchestra Bern BSO (various engagements)
Rock & Blues Cruise 2018
Ivo Prato's Fingerprints
Picture by S. Marthaler
tenor-, soprano-, alto-, baritone sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute
Picture by P. Corbat