the beginning

1974 first musical steps on the clarinet, 2 years later on the saxophone


1986 – 1991 studying Jazz and Pop at the college of music Cologne (line Professor Jiggs Whigham) with James Towsey and Heiner Wiberny

bands and orchestras

1983 youth jazzorchestra Baden-Wuerttemberg
1983 Jazzgroup Cornichon
1987 youth jazzorchestra Rhineland-Palatinate

1987 start playing with the Bobby Burgess Big Band Explosion Stuttgart

1988 member in the new created federal youth jazz orchestra under the direction of Peter Herbolzheimer
1991 start playing with Peter Herbolzheimers Rhythm Combination & Brass and South Radio Big Band under the direction of Erwin Lehn
1991 German Jazz Orchestra
1992 Timeless Art Orchestra
1993 Mario Adorf Band („Al Dente“)
1994 Shirley Bassey Orchestra
1995 Chaka Khan Band
1996 Rias Big Band
1997 SDR All Star Quintett, Nordic Pocket Big Band (Norwegen)
1998 European Jazz & Swing Collection

1999 start playing with SWR Big Band
1999 Leader of the Daimler Big Band

2000 Geir Lysne Listening Ensemble (Norwegen)

2001 Klaus Graf Jazzquartett Salsafuerte

2002 Paul Kuhn Orchestra
2003 Paul Kuhn Quintett
2005 Sir Charles & the Groovemasters
2006 Bobby Burgess Big Band Explosion Stuttgart
2008 Liza Minnelli Orchestra
2011 United Jazz & Rock Ensemble 2nd Generation

teaching activity

1989 – 2001Saxophonteacher at the Musicschool Stuttgart and leader of the Musicschool Stuttgart BigBand
1992 – 2001 Teacher for Jazzsaxophon at the Meistersingerkonservatorium Nuremberg
2001 Professor for jazzsaxophon at the college of music Nuremberg
Lecturer with various Jazzworkshops

broadcast, tv and record/cd productions

Peter Herbolzheimer RC&B, SWR Big Band, NDR Big Band, RIAS Big Band,
WDR Big Band, Paul Kuhn Orchester, Bill Holman, Bob Mintzer, Sammy Nestico, Rob McConnell, Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Michael Brecker, Maria Schneider, Geir Lysne, Chaka Khan, Phil Collins, Al Jarreau, Mario Adorf, PUR, Joy Denalane, Brosis, Angelika Milster, Dieter Reith, Wolfgang Dauner, Bujazzo, Jugend Jazz Orchester Baden Württemberg, Cornichon , Timeless Art Orchestra, Bobby Burgess Big Band Explosion, Salsafuerte, Klaus Graf Quartett and much more...

concerttours and festivals

Eastafrica (Goethe Institut), Northern America, Brasil, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Finnland
Jazzbaltica, Montreux Jazz Festival, Berliner Jazztage, Jazzsommer Graz, Jazzfestival Port Townsend (Seattle), Jazzfestival Mexico-City, Festspiele Harstad, Tromsö, Vadsö (Norwegen) and much more....


Youth Jazz award of Baden Wuerttemberg 1985 with Combo „Cornichon“
Youth Jazz award of Baden Wuerttemberg 1983 and1987 with Big Bands
Jazz award of Baden Wuerttemberg 1991