Vincent Ruiz

Vincent Ruiz (1990) is a Swiss musician, composer and improviser living in Copenhagen.

He studied double bass with Larry Grenadier, Bänz Oester and Patrice Moret. He gained his Bachelor at the Musik Akademie Basel and was awarded the Leenaards Cultural Grant shortly after, in 2015, as an encouragement to further his composition work. In 2018, he graduated from the Conservatory of Copenhagen where he completed a MMus (Master of Music) in Music Performance.

Ruiz is more known for being the double bass player of minimalist/post-jazz group Plaistow (2012 - 2017) but has also performed or collaborated with a vast array of musicians and improvisers from various horizons such as Wadada Leo Smith, Nicole Hogstrand, Nicolas Masson, Jacob Sacks, Colin Vallon, Basel Rajoub, Emanuele Maniscalco, Cyril Bondi, Greta Eacott's G-Bop Orchestra, Gamut Kollektiv, Tapiwa Svosve, Jorge Rossy, Oklou, Ryota Miyake (a.k.a Sparrows), Stephan Bruner, Daudi Matsiko, Michael Pisaro, etc. Since 2017, he is a member of the Insub Meta Orchestra.

His solo works focuses on rather minimalistic music that experiment with repetition and the interaction between timbre and resonances.

Instruments & Performance

none Vincent Ruiz - Ce Qu’il Reste À Dire album art Plaistow Plaistow - Ce Qu’il Reste À Dire(2xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Plaistow Self-released) none Switzerland 2012
TWOGTL035-2 Vincent Ruiz - Citadelle  album art Plaistow Plaistow - Citadelle (CD, Album) Two Gentlemen Records TWOGTL035-2 Switzerland 2013 Diese Version verkaufen
Vincent Ruiz - Titan album art Plaistow Plaistow - Titan (Album) DYFL Switzerland 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
SJNR01 Vincent Ruiz - Swiss Jazz (No Rules) album art Various Pan Various - Swiss Jazz (No Rules)(CD, Comp) Jazzwise Magazine SJNR01 UK 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
DYFL05LP Vincent Ruiz - Live at Bimhuis album art Plaistow Plaistow - Live at Bimhuis(LP, Album, Ltd) DYFL DYFL05LP Switzerland 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
KDS 005 Vincent Ruiz - Ophold album art Rasmus Juncker Rasmus Juncker - Ophold(LP, Album) Kingdoms KDS 005 USA & Europe 2018 Diese Version verkaufen

Writing & Arrangement

SVK005 Vincent Ruiz - 10inch album art Yung Veerp Yung Veerp - 10inch(10", S/Sided, EP, Ltd) Svakt SVK005 Switzerland 2016 Diese Version verkaufen