Hiroi - "Return of the Koi" out Now!

At this years  hoerthoert - Festival,  Hiroi, Band of Viennese Guitar player Michiru Ripplinger presents "Return of the Koi". I'm very happy to be part of this band and to make music with these great colleagues. The CD is available on  Listen…

hoerthoert 2016

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hoerthoert Wien 2015

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Portrait on 20.2.2015

On 20.2.2015 a musical Portrait of me took place in Hundsturm/Vienna. One evening, and I had to play Solo, Duo and Trio. I was quite nervos, it was my first appearance playing Solo. Renald Deppe, the curator of the series of Portraits wrote…

hoerthoert Salzburg 2015

This year we will organize two festival On 20. and 21. of March hoerthoert ist taking place at Jazzit in Salzburg. In April it is Brick5 in Vienna again. I think it is quite a good Line-up we have. Come and enjoy! ...more on hoerth…

Sweet & Lovely "Heros" out now!

We are happy and proud to present "Heros". This is the debut album of Sweet & Lovely, a Band that I formed together with Niki Dolp and Walter Singer while we were still studying in Linz. We recorded only originals, if I had to label the…

hoerthoert 2014 – Festival für Zuhörkultur – 23.-24. Mai 2014

Right after the first hoerthoert – Festival, that took place in May 2013, ended, the members of hoerthoert, a registered society that is part of the Listen Closely Family, decided that the Festival has to happen again. In the last year…

Wenzl Dnatek - "hug box" out now!

Wenzl Dnatek is a Free Jazz/Noise Project. Roland Rathmair and Didi Kern, together they are the 2/3 of Bulbul, had been playing as a Duo for a while before they decided on me to play Saxophone with them. After a few concerts it became clear…

New CD PANTO released

Finally! My new CD PANTO i recorded with my quartet is finally released! It has bee nearly a year since the record session last may at Werner Angerer's Studio in Stockerau, where Werner also did the mixing and the mastering. Thanks to Werner…

News about the upcoming CD "Panto"

The tunes we recorded in may were meanwhile mixed and masterd by Werner Angerer. My Sister Anna Zangerle will do the Artwork and i'm happily looking forward to it. We'll release the eight newly recorded tracks on my own label "Listen Closely".…

Jazz Sessions at the Coco Club

edit: We stopped organizing the sessions in the end of 2011.


For some time I've been involved in organizing concerts under the name Jazzdienst, which means something like Jazz Service. I'm Secretary in the registerd association and I've been helping with general organizing, eg. I'm writing our promotion…