The bandleader and tenor saxophonist Christoph Irniger lives in Zürich and works with musicians in Switzerland, New York and Berlin. He studied music pedagogy at the Zurich Jazz School and performance at Lucerne Music College with Christoph Grab and Nat Su, where he graduated with distinction. He has also studied with Dave Liebman, Enrico Rava, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ari Hoenig, Mark Turner and Nils Wogram. Irniger taught at the Zurich Music School Conservatory and performs in many established formations with musicians including the drummer Nasheet Waits and the saxophonist Ohad Thalmor. As a band leader, he dedicates himself to his trio, quartet, band Pilgrim, as well as the collaboration Cowboys From Hell