Born in Sorengo on July 5th, 1993, Christian already shows a remarkable interest in music during his childhood. At the age of 8 he starts taking private lessons and at 11 he enters the “scuola di musica moderna” (SMuM) in Lugano. He discovers the world of blues and jazz and four years later passes the exams for the pre-professional courses of this school.
He founds his first band at the age of 11, together with Elia Marcionetti (keyboard) and his brother Leo (drums). They play mostly blues and perform at the historical “Grotto Pasinetti” in Gorduno (Ticino).
After 4 years Christian joins another band called “ControlC” for two years, until he becomes the lead guitar player of “Tipsy Road”. In August 2010 he plays for “Blues to Bop” in Lugano with the famous bluesman Woody Mann from New York. Christian also sings as tenor in the choir The Harmonics for five years.
In July 2012 he plays for “Estival Jazz” in Lugano with the “SMuM guitar quartet” and he concludes the pre-professional courses in Lugano. In August 2012 he begins studying music at the “Swiss Jazz School” in Berne, and after successfully passing the entrance exams 2012 he is admitted to the Bachelor of Art programme in Jazz Music at the Lucerne University of Arts and Music. He finishes his bachelor studies in summer 2016 and is admitted to the Master of Arts in Jazz Music (Performance and Composition) at the Lucerne University of Arts. In August 2014 he begins to represent LaBoga’s products with his first endorsement deal.
In winter 2016 Christian plays live for the first time with his Solo Project called and in summer 2016 records his first solo album with his band "Christian Zatta and the Shifting Minds". He released it in January
He obtained his Master of Arts in Performance and Composition at the Lucerne University of Music under the tuition of Frank Möbus, Kalle Kalima and Jesse Van Ruller in June 2018. He founded in 2018 a new trio called NOVA. This new band recorded the first Album in April 2018 and started playing live shows in Mai 2018.
Christian lived three months in New York City, taking lessons with some of the best jazz musicians on the scene, like Gilad Hekselman,
Nir Felder, Ben Monder, Nitai Hershkovits and Mike Stern.
During his stay in New York, Christian also founded a jazz duo with the the piano player Robinson de Montmollin. They played live in Manhattan and published two videos of their original compositions.
In November 2018, with the instrumental trio NOVA, he released a new album, called "The Intergalactic Traveler". In January 2019 the band played a first international
Tournée between Switzerland, Austria and Germany.