Biography

Currently residing in Hennef, Sieg near Cologne.
As a professional musician since 1979 live and in the studio with the following bands and musicians et al.:

JAZZ:

  • The first professional band was the Cologne based jazz quintett Welcome with Henning Berg, Michael Villmow, Theo Kierdorf and Ira Coleman (later withTony Williams, Freddie Hubbard, today with Herbie Hancock, Sting etc)
  • NoNett Two time recipient of the Preis der dt. Schallplattenkritik, Toured for the Goethe Institut in Romania, Hungary and Jugoslawia
  • KölnBigBand – KBB Two CD productions and countless national and international performances with, amongst others: Randy Brecker, Bendik Hofseth and many renowned German musicians, like Peter Weniger, Rüdiger Balldauf, Paul Heller
  • Trio Shaft with Norbert Scholly and Claus Fischer …etc

SOUL, GOSPEL, POP:

As permanent band member on tour, concert performances and studio recordings with Ron Williams, Denice Brooks, Joan Orleans….
Played live with Jennifer Rush, Jonny Logan

THEATRE UND WORLD MUSIC:

Studio and concert productions with Francesca Soleville, Lutz Görner and Lydie Auvray

ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC AND GALA:

Ray Martin, Radio City Orchestra, 5&6, Mainstreet, Karl Schmidt Big Band

TOUR AND CONCERT ACCOMPANIEMENT:

Roland Kaiser, Demis Roussos, Rex Gildo, Karel Gott, Ingrid Peters, Marlene Charell, Deborah Sasson, Andy Borg, Anna Mwale, Angelika Milstner, Ella Endlich, Audrey Landers, Heino etc.

TEACHING

Since 1985 at the municipal music conservatory in Siegburg, since 1986 and 87 also at the music schools in the citys of St. Augustin and Lohmar.