© 2019 by Session Work Records / photos by Ingo Pertramer & Julia Wesely

Organisation:

Label activities:

* Founder and CEO of Session Work Records - Austria's biggest active Jazz Label Session Work Records with focus on young artists since 2007

* Released 120 CDs/LPs with over 300 musicians and have built an important platform for the young Austrian Jazz Scene

* 5 years in the management board of VTMÖ (Verband unabhängiger Musikproduzenten)

Concert activties:

* Organisator of the Session Work Festival 

* 5 Editions at Porgy&Bess and other venues

* Founder of the movement Vienna Jazz Composers hosted by Porgy&Bess as a predecessor of Session Work Activities.

Education:

University Mozarteum Salzburg:

* 2015 to now Lecturer for Jazz/Pop for following subjects:

  * Big Band & Ensemble

  * Ear & Rhythm Training

  * Jazz/Pop Praxis Saxophone and Melody Instruments

  * Arrangement & Composition Basics

University Jazzcampus Basel:

* 2016 to now Lecturer for Music Busines

 

Artistic:

Instruments:

professional:

* alto and soprano saxophone

* clarinet & bass clarinet

* pepephon®

additonal:

* tenor/baritone saxophone

* flute

* basic knowledge of drums & piano

 

Awards:

* Hans Koller Preis:

    * Newcomer of the Year

    * New York-Stipendium

    * Audience Award

* Nomination Amadeus Award 2018 (Best Sound) 

Worked with:

* Vienna Art Orchestra
* Ari Hoenig
* Tyshawn Sorey (Drummer Steve Coleman)
* Ziv Ravitz (Drummer Lee Konitz)
* Saxofour

* Joseph Bowie
* Adam Holzman (Keyboards Miles Davis)
* Stuart McCallum (Cinematic Orch.)
* Peter Wiegold
* Jazzwerkstatt Wien&Graz

* Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich

* Grazer Philharmonisches Orchester


Played concerts at/in:

* The Jazz Standard NYC
* Jazzbaltica Festival broadcasted on 3Sat TV
* Night of Virtuosos auf Réunion Islands/Mauritius among others with Renaud Garcia-Fons
* Joe´s Pub NYC
* Jazzfestival Berlin, Rom, Peking, Trieste, Amsterdam, London, Belgrad, Kavala, Warschau, Lodz, Jazzbaltica, Varna, Wiesen, Istanbul, Krakau, Sounding Jerusalem, Vortex London, Porgy&Bess Vienna, Moods Zürich and others
* Studied with: Florian Bramböck, Karl-Heinz Miklin, Heinrich von Kalnein, Klaus Dickbauer, Örjan Fahlström (Stockholm), Ed Partyka

 

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