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"A brilliant musician and composer with a sensitive sense for storytelling,
beauty and emotion ... "
- The Guardian (UK)
"Music for the heart and the feet ..."
- Colin Towns, Composer (UK)
It all started to get professional in 1989 when he began studying classical singing at the Johann-Joseph-Fux Conservatory in Graz/Austria. After four years he switched to Jazz Trumpet at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts and also studied at the College of Music in Leeds (GB), the Royal Academy in London (GB) and with Bobby Shew in Los Angeles (USA).
As a Jazz Artist he played and/or recorded with Mark Murphy, Luis Sclavis, Django Bates, Colin Towns, Wolfgang Puschnig, Bob Mintzer, Nguyen Lé, Georg Breinschmid, John Hollenbeck, Theo Bleckmann, Ostinato, Raphael Wressnig, Deitra Farr, tje Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, the Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra and many more.
As a composer, producer and/or musician in the field of Pop- and Electronic music he collaborated with artists such as Nick Cave, Maxwell, Laibach, the Vienna Scientists, LTJ Buken, Matthew Herbert, Shanice Keighton, Stars and Stripes Major Label, Karimski Club, Alex Deutsch, John Megill, DGS, Count Basic, Keiner mag Faustmann, Producer Circle 05 or Dzihan & Kamien.
From 2005 - 2010 he worked for the famous Burgtheater in Vienna and various other Theatercompanies in Austria, Germany and the Netherlands.
Since 2002 he is co-leading the JBBG (Jazz Bigband Graz) together with saxophonist Heinrich von Kalnein - a very unique European jazz orchestra doing many different projects with poets and actors like Gert Jonke, Josef Haslinger, Reinhard P. Gruber, Frank Hoffmann, David Kennedy and Artists such as Kurt Elling, Sebastian Studnitzky, Johannes Enders, Bob Brookmeyer, Theo Bleckmann, Take 6, Nguyen Lé, Matthias Loibner, Henning Sieverts or Gregor Hilbe, to name a few. They produced several albums and with his vision as a composer he created a unique and original orchestrasound between electronic, pop, jazz, minimal music and poetry. (visit: www.jazzbigbandgraz.com)
Since 2008 he is teaching trumpet at the Institute for Popular Music (ipop) of the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna, Austria.
Currently he is touring as a singer and trumpetplayer composing, arranging and producing music for his own and various other ensembles.
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Jazzfest Berlin (D), Bingen (D), JazzfestBonn (D), Jazzahead Bremen (D), Elbjazz Hamburg (D), Snow&Jazz Gastein (A), Jazzsommer Graz (A), Styriarte Graz (A), Krakow (PL), Lisboa (P), Hondarribia Blues (ES), Madrid (ES), IAJE Conference New York (USA), Northsea Jazzfestival Rotterdam (NL), Jazzfestival Burghausen (D), JazzBaltica Salzau (D), Salzburger Jazzherbst (A), Sczcecin (PL), St.Ingbert (D), Jazzfest Wien (A), Stuttgart (D), Bukarest (ROM), Sibiu (ROM), Brasov (ROM), Vienne (F), Warschau (PL), Weilheim (D), Rheingau Musikfestival (D), Marciac (F), Imst (A), Dubai Jazzfestival (VAE), u.v.m