started playing the guitar at the age of ten years
studied at the music college of lucerne from 1994-98
from 1998 teacher at the "pop rock jazz" departement of the music conservatory of biel
from 1999 lectureship for improvisation at the music college of biel
2002-03 master of music studies at purchase college, new york, usa
studies with John Abercrombie, Hal Galper
from 2004 professor for guitar at the HKB Jazz, Hochschule der Künste Bern

award at the international meeting of jazz in frauenfeld "generations 98"
diploma with honor at music college lucerne
dr. medicus scholarship

Collaborations with the following musicians :
Tony Malaby, Chris Cheek, Matt Pavolka, Peter Schärli, Thomas Dürst, Christoph Baumann, John Voirol, Reimund Gerstner, Samuel Rohrer, Christoph Staudenmann, Urban Lienert, Samuel Joss, Lukas Bitterlin, Daniel Schläppi, Jan Brönnimann, Martin Streule, Marcel Papaux, Wolfgang Zwiauer, Fabian Kuratli, Domenic Landolf, Bänz Oester, Norbert Pfammatter, Patrice Moret, Reto Weber, Markus Stockhausen, European Broadcast Union Orchestra 2004and many more...

Tomas Sauter performed in many clubs in Europe and North America. among them are:
Jazzfestival Schaffhausen, Jazzfestival Frauenfeld, Jazzfestival Cully, Stanser Musiktage, Festival de Jazz Acoustic Contemporain, Neuchâtel, Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern, Salle Blanche, Lucerne, Kongresshaus, Zürich, Blue Note, La Laguna, Tenerife, El Buho, Tenerife, Volkshaus, Biel, Blue Note, Biel, Moods, Zürich, AMR, Genf, Crescent Lounge, New York, Ritmo & Compas, Madrid, Café Central, Madrid

Selected discography:
«Fluo» with «Tomas Sauter Tranceactivity» Brambus Records, 1998
«Generecords» with «Förderpreisband Generations 98», 1999
«Out goes the Rat» with «Sauter, Joss & Bitterlin’s Toy», Unit Records, 2000
«Up & Down» with «Guitarthing», Altri Suoni, 2001
«Flora» with «Tomas Sauter Tranceactivity», Altri Suoni, 2002
«S O L» with «Guitarthing», Altri Suoni, 2004
«Indian Summer» with Tomas Sauter/ Daniel Schläppi, Catwalk, 2006
«Earth» with Martin Streule Jazz Orchestra, Unit Records, 2006
«Magic Carpet», Tomas Sauter Quartet, Catwalk, 2007
«Findling», with «Tomas Sauter Tranceactivity», Catwalk, 2011