– 1988-1994 studies at Hochschule für Musik und Theater with major„Jazz drums“ (Diploma). Classes with Dieter Glawischnig, Wolfgang Schlüter, Adam Nussbaum, Alex Riel, Gerry Brown and more

-1994-1996 studies at the New School New York City (Mannes College of Music) with a sholarship of the „ Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst“ (DAAD). Classes with John Riley, Jamey Haddad, Marvin B. Smith, Joe Cusatis, Richie Beirach, Reggie Workman, Buster Wiliams, George Garzone u.v.a.

Teaching

(Jazz/Schlagzeug and Jazz-Ensemble)

– since 2007 Professor for jazz/pop drums and ensemble at the Hochschule für Musik and Theater Leipzig-“Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

– from 2000-2007 teacher at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig-“Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“for jazz/pop drums and ensemble.

– from 1999-2014 teacher at „University for Music and Theater Hamburg for jazz/pop drums and ensemble.

– from 2005-2007 Lehrauftrag at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover for jazz/pop drums and ensemble

– Dozent at Jazzworkshops in: Hamburg 1992-94, Lüneburg 1993, Washington

D.C.1998, Stuttgart 2000 and Heidelberg 2006

musical works and recordings

-1986-88 concerts with Matthias Schubert Trio, Sal Nistico und Rachel Gould Quartett, Mercedes Rossy u.a.

– since 1990 member of the Herb Geller Quartett and concerts with James Moody, Joe Pass, Walter Norris, Clark Terry

-from 1991-94 member of the Barbara Dennerlein Trio ( concerts and touring in Canada, USA, UK, Finnland, Schweden und Italy …

-1992 and1993 touring and CD production with Bireli Lagrene Trio, Gunther Hampel and Christof Sänger Trio, Inga Rumpf and others

-1994 moving to New York City (Studies at the Mannes College/New School)

-1995 start to work with Ben Monder und Lee Anne Ledgerwood

europa-tour with Herb Geller and Attila Zoller (CD production)

-1996/97 concerts and recording with Ben Monder, Marc Johnson und Matt Renzi

-Knitting Factory-tour through Europe with the Anthony Coleman Trio

– 1998/99 CD recording Derek Bronston und Tom Harrell – tour through Scandinavia and Eastern urope and CD recording with „Hübner Brothers“ feat. Richie Beirach

– tour Europe with Benny Bailey

– concerts in NYC with Mark Turner, Ilhan Ersahin, Eddie Henderson, Manny Duran…

– 1999 moving back to Berlin

– producing electronic music

– founding the band „8-Doogymoto“ and collaberation with Matthew Herbert

– since 2001 member of the Ernie Watts Quartet ( touring in Europe, Asia and Australia plus CD recordings)

-start working with Aki Takase and Rudi Mahall (CD 2004)

-Japan- und Englandtour with Matthew Herbert and Matmos.

-2001/02 concerts as a sideman with: Gary Peacock, Charlie Mariano, Benny Bailey, Dee Dee Brigdewater, NDR Big Band, Frank Chastenier, Gustavo Bergalli..

musical works and recordings

2003/04 : concerts with the band Calexico – Europe tour with Ernie Watts Quartett and the Lynn Arriale Trio

-CD- and touring with Julia Hülsmann Trio feat. Rebbeka Bakken und Anna Lauvergnac (ACT-Jazzpreis)

-2005/06: CD-production and tour mit Jan Delay („Mercedes Dance“), Julia Hülsmann

and Roger Cicero (ACT), Klaus Ignatzek, Ernie Watts, Richie Cole.

– since 2007/08 : five albums fort he label „ECM“ with theJulia Hülsmann Trio and one with the Band „Facil’“,

world wide touring with Ernie Watts, Julia Hülsmann Trio and Lyambiko

-2010 own CD „ Sonnenschirm“ with Rudi Mahall, Tino Derado und Paul Imm published by „Jazzwerkstatt Berlin“.

Jazz-Festival concerts :

Montreal, New York , Paris, Rom, Tokio, Den Haag (Northsea), Molde(Norway), St.Petersburg, Moskau, Barcelona, Madrid ,Warschau, Wien, London, Hamburg, Berlin, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Duisburg, Leverkusen, Wien, Zürich, Jazz-Baltica, Hannover, Dresden, Würzburg u.a.

-Ernie Watts Quartett, Julia Hülsmann Trio/Quartet, Aki Takase, Marc Sinan