Born in1979 in Salzburg.

musical Education

1988-1992
Pianolessons at the Salzburger Musikschulwerk
1992
learned the campfire guitar and electric bass
1993-1998
Saxophone lessons with Helmuth Gubi in Neumarkt am Wallersee
1998-1999
Saxophone lessons with bei Robert Friedl in Salzburg
1999
Beginning of the saxophone studies at the Anton Bruckner-Privatuniversität in Linz with Allan Praskin, Florian Bramböck, Harry Sokal, Doug Hammond und Christoph Cech
2003
Graduation with a Bachelor of Arts
2005
one-year stay in Berlin
private lesson on the Lydian Chromatic Concept
started research on the concepts of Lennie Tristanos
Lessons with Lee Konitz
2007
Earned a Masters Degree and graduated with honors
Now
Distance course with former Warne Marsh Student John Klopotowski
Private study of the music and the concepts of Lennie Tristano, Warne Marsh, Palestrina, J.S. Bach and Bela Bartok.

Bands und Projekte

2002-…
“So��? bzw. “Braaz��? with Gigi Gratt, Marcus Huemer, Martin Flotzinger
2003-2005
“Talkin´ Jazz��? with Johannes Probst, Nikola Stanosevic, Peter Kronreif, Matthias Pichler
2005-…
“Werner Zangerle 4″ with Matthias Löscher, Peter Kronreif, Bernd Satzinger
2006
“Feuchte Mutter Erde”, a artist group took part at the Imago Dei Festival in Krems
2006-…
member of “Gigi’s Gogos”, a megalomaniac Projekt of Gigi Gratt
2007
Host of the Blue Monday Session in the Count Davis Jazz Club in Linz
Recording and Release of the CD „Nucleus“ with Werner Zangerle 4
Recording with Braaz
Hornarrangements for Valina on the CD/LP „a tempo a tempo“
„15:8“ a comissioned composition for the „StopSpot Festivals“ with the topic „Music Rules – the Rules of Music/Mathematik und Musik“, together with Gigi Gratt
2008-…
founded„Jazz of Three Cities“, together with Peter Massink
2008
founded „Trio Zavocc“ together with Christoph Cech and Raimund Vogtenhuber
Concerts with the Janus Ensemble (Neueste Musik aus dem Donauraum)
Composition Comission of the Schlachthof Wels for an out of tune sicilian funeral marching band
Steady Gig with changing bands at the „La Boheme“ in Linz
Concerts with Valina, eg. in Riga, Tour in Italy
Production of the Braaz CD „so!“ and the LP „da!“
2009
Release of the Braaz CD „so!“ and the LP „da!“ on zach records.
Composition commision of the Rotorenluftmusik for the Viertelfestival Niederösterreich, performed by the Janus Ensemble
Recorded with the”Trio Zavocc”
Concert with zwazwa, a Duo with Gigi Gratt at the V:NM Festival
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Miscellaneous

Festivals: Jazzwerkstatt/Graz, StopSpot/Linz, 4020/Linz, Brass Festival/Linz, unlimited/Wels, V:NM Festival/Graz, Jazzlent/Maribor, Interstellar Festival/Linz, Chilli Jazz Festival/Neumarkt an der Raab, Imago Dei/Krems, Viertelfestival/Niederösterreich, Festival der Regionen/Oberösterreich