Born: July 14th, 1941, Zurich (Switzerland)
Robert Weber studied the flute, piano, and guitar at the Wintherthur Conservatory. Later, he followed a trumpet course with Max Sommerhalder. Between 1967 and 1972, he was a member of the Kurt Weil Sextet and the Bob Azzam Orchestra, which had an international hit with ‘Mustapha’. As a trumpeter and pianist, he performed in Sweden with USA jazz legends John Hendricks and Dexter Gordon. As a composer, arranger, and musician, he worked for the DRS Big Band, the orchestra of the German-Swiss broadcaster between 1972 and 1986. As a musician, he performed with Frank Sinatra, Pepe Lienhard, and The Supremes. In 1982 and 1983, he wrote the Swiss entry to the Seoul Song Festival. Nowadays, he teaches the trumpet, trombone, and cornet at various music schools in Switzerland.
Robert Weber conducted the Swiss entry to the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest, ‘Io così non ci sto’, composed and arranged by Remo Kessler and Tommy Gonzenbach and performed by Mariella Farré. In Munich, this effort from Switzerland finished 15th among twenty contestants.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Robert Weber will be published on this website
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