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Studies:

From 1981 – 1986 trombone at the „Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik“  Heidelberg/Mannheim, from 1987 - 1990 trombone and jazz studies at the  „University of North Texas“, Denton, USA. My teachers were Prof. Paul  Schreckenberger, Prof. Royce Lumpkin and Bobby Burgess. Private Studies  and workshops with Don „Jake“ Jacoby, Prof. Don Little (Arnold Jacobs  Masterstudent), Slide Hampton, Hal Crook, John Fedchock, Jimmy Knepper,  George Roberts and Dave Taylor.

Awards and aknowledements:

University of North Texas: Scholarship Award Winner 1987- 1990 Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival Perfomance Award 1987 Walt Disney World “All American Jazz Festival” Performance  Award 1987 International Jazz Educators Conferenz New Orleans Performance Award 1990 recording with Michel Legrand, Giorgio Moroder, Silvester Levay,  Frank Farian, Klaus Doldinger, Ralf Siegel, Konstantin Wecker, Lou Bega,  Manfred Krug, Gert Wilden sen., Gert Wilden jun. and many more  live with Nancy Sinatra, Jan Delay, Jennifer Rush, The O'Jays, Chaka Khan, David Garrett, Bobby Kimball, Nils Gessinger, DePhazz, MIKA, Leslie Mandoki and his Soulmates, Thilo Wolf Bigband, Orchester Max Greger, Paul Kuhn, Hugo Strasser, Gloria Gaynor, Caterina Valente, Katja Ebstein, Ute Lemper, Helen Schneider and many more teaching: Hochschule für Musik, München guest instructor at the University of Charlotte/North Carolina, USA Initiator of the “Regensburger trombone workshop” various Workshops for bigband and trombone
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