Born in1979 in Salzburg.

musical Education

Pianolessons at the Salzburger Musikschulwerk
learned the campfire guitar and electric bass
Saxophone lessons with Helmuth Gubi in Neumarkt am Wallersee
Saxophone lessons with bei Robert Friedl in Salzburg
Beginning of the saxophone studies at the Anton Bruckner-Privatuniversität in Linz with Allan Praskin, Florian Bramböck, Harry Sokal, Doug Hammond und Christoph Cech
Graduation with a Bachelor of Arts
one-year stay in Berlin
private lesson on the Lydian Chromatic Concept
started research on the concepts of Lennie Tristanos
Lessons with Lee Konitz
Earned a Masters Degree and graduated with honors
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

“So��? bzw. “Braaz��? with Gigi Gratt, Marcus Huemer, Martin Flotzinger
“Talkin´ Jazz��? with Johannes Probst, Nikola Stanosevic, Peter Kronreif, Matthias Pichler
“Werner Zangerle 4″ with Matthias Löscher, Peter Kronreif, Bernd Satzinger
“Feuchte Mutter Erde”, a artist group took part at the Imago Dei Festival in Krems
member of “Gigi’s Gogos”, a megalomaniac Projekt of Gigi Gratt
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
founded„Jazz of Three Cities“, together with Peter Massink
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!“
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


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