is from Switzerland and has played guitar since 1985.
In 1997 he studied at the renowned Jazz Conservatory
St.Gallen. After playing in over a dozen bands and recording
an album with the rock band "The Minimals"
he moved to L.A. to attend the world famous Guitar Institute
of Technology. In 1993 he enrolled at L.A.V.C. to study
classical guitar, arranging and orchestration. Yussi
began to play mandolin, banjo, oud and other exotic
string instruments and in '94 developed a strong interest
in flamenco guitar and the music of the gypsies. While
Indian music guru Hari Har Rao tutored Yussi in the
playing of the Indian sitar in late 1993, Narada recording
artists Axiom of Choice invited him to join the band
for their 1994 debut album "Beyond Denial".
Yussi also developed a series of guitars with acclaimed
luthier Boaz Elkayam and wrote the instructional book
founding members Yussi & Django released their debut
album "Bandidos de Amor" worldwide on X-DOT
25 in fall of 1995. Tracks from that album got placed
on several compilations and movies. The same year saw
Yussi also playing on Ricky Martin's hit record "A
Medio Vivir" featuring the #2 song "Maria".
He was soon asked back to play on Ricky Martins's Grammy
can be heard on Popstars' Eden's Crush's #1 album from
the WB hit TV show of the same name. Yussi has written
music for the Troma film "Rowdy Girls" starring
Shannon Tweed and appeared in a Playboy production.
Pirata", Yussi's debut as a solo artist, was released
in 2000 and is followed up by his 2002 release "God
of Six Shadows".