KOONO (aka Kuno Schmid)
Biographical Overview

Biography:
•    Piano- and composition studies at „Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst“, Stuttgart
•    At age of 16 first recording session as jazz pianist with own trio
•    From 1976 on work as pianist, composer and arranger on more than 300 CDs/LPs

Awards:
Grammy Award Certificate – Los Angeles 2010
Annie Award – Los Angeles 2006
Grammy Nomination – Los Angeles 2010 – Claudio Roditi, Best Latin Jazz Album
Gema Composer´s Award For Orchestral Music – 1996
Two Gold Records – 1987 / 1988
1st and Extra Price, International Jazz Contest Nagold – 1976
Jazz Award Of The County Of Baden Württemberg – 1975

Most Important Concerts:
Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles
Village Vanguard, New York
JVC Jazz Festival Nice/France
Music Festival, AmphiTheater Carthago/Tunisia
Jazz Festival Nancy/France
Four TV Concerts, „Jazz In“ – Zurich/Switzerland

CDs & Concerts With (selection only):
Alex Acuna, Dennis Chambers, Toots Thielemans, Ernie Watts, Anthony Jackson, Billy Cobham, Joe Zawinul, Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer, Frank Gambale, Robben Ford, Chaka Khan, Linley Marthe, Harvey Mason, Alphonse Mouzon and many others