Links

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Friends & Musicians

Adi Hirschal - great actor, singer, musician, entertainer
Alex Ehrenreich - leader of a big band, playing in the Woody Herman tradition
Andy Mayerl - bass player
Aneel Soomary - lead trumpet
Berndt Luef - vibraphone & composer
Bobby Shew - trumpet legend and one of my teachers
Bryan Davis - unfreakingbelieveable great lead playing
Daniel Nösig - austrian trumpet colleague
Heinrich von Kalnein - saxophonist & jbbg co-lead; friend
Herb Berger - all-around musician
Horst-Michael Schaffer - trumpeter & jbbg co-lead
Jim Rotondi - great Jazz trumpet player
John Hollenbeck - incredible drummer
Klumzy Tung - rap, voice acrobatic and wonderful songs
Lenny Dickson drummer and great funny cat
Markus Geiselhart - composer, arranger, leader, trombone
Martin Grubinger - percusssion genius
Martin Harms - reeds
Martin Ohrwalder - tyrolian trumpet player
Martin Schaberl - very lyric guitar jazz
Morten Ramsbøl - fantastic bass player
Patrick Dunst - reeds
Philipp Pluhar - Dr. Pheel on drums
Reinhold Kogler - musician
Reini Schmölzer - fantastic drums
Robert Bachner - trombonist, plays in every austrian big band
Robert Sölkner - pianist from Innsbruck
Simon Plötzeneder - young austrian trumpet cat
Tobias Weidinger - phantastic trumpet player
Uli Rennert - great keyboards and electronics 

 

Bands

Ed Partyka Jazz Orchestra – great music, wonderful band
JBBG – Jazz Bigband Graz – fantastic band with a very unique sound
Jazzorchester Tirol – austrian big band
Klumzy Tung – rap & hip hop w/Mr. Dero & Klumzy Tung
Lungau Big Band – another austrian big band
Markus Geiselhart Orchester (MGO) – cool big band based in Vienna
Millions of Dreads – styrian Reggae
Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica – Boston/New York based big band (Music of Juan Garcia Esquivel)
Tom Henkes Dance Band – very fine band
Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra – austrian crossover big band

 

Others

Schauspielhaus Graz – Theater
Graz Jazz – all the gigs in my hometown
Stockwerk – the place for modern jazz
Royal Garden Jazz Club – the place for traditional jazz
Peter Purgar – great photos
Gute Fee – organizing, managing…the name says it all