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Hans Theessink

Hans Theessink (c) Lucy Lynn

If HANS THEESSINK were American, he would be one of those legends whose guitar playing would have influenced generations of musicians. Not that the born Dutchman does not influence people already, but for a European musician to gain worldwide recognition it requires … read more »

Harry Sokal

Harry Sokal, Portraitfoto © Amanda Peniston Bird

When speaking of Harry Sokal, you are referring one of the most outstanding and complex personalities of Austrian jazz music. There are only a few musicians from the past few decades who have had such an influential impact on the local music … read more »


Hi5 (c) Christa Pertl

Drums, guitar, vibes and bass are enough for HI5 to casually tear down limited music genre, being playful and creative at the same time. A „jazz-band“ that spends much time rehearsing and working on elaborate arrangements, just so they can surprise the … read more »

Holler My Dear

Holler My Dear © ShootED

The musical universe of Laura Winkler is one of many colors, shades and facets. Together with her band Holler My Dear, the Graz-born and currently Berlin-based singer and composer creates music that covers an extremely broad spectrum, which is quite unusual in … read more »

Horst-Michael Schaffer

Singer, producer, arranger, trumpeter, songwriter, teacher, artistic director; it would be hard to find a more varied musician’s portfolio than that of HORST-MICHAEL SCHAFFER. Schaffer’s musical endeavours were long known by only a handful of musical insiders. It wasn’t until he took … read more »

Irene Kepl

Violinist and composer Irene Kepl studied classical violin and jazz in Linz and she now lives in Vienna. Her work focuses primarily on contemporary classical music, free improvisation and composition but also includes Jazz and groove based music. Further work includes commissions … read more »

Jazz Bigband Graz

Founded in 1998 by Sigi Feigl as a mainstream oriented orchestra, that among others others collaborated with the New York Voices, Jon Hendricks and Bob Mintzer, the Jazz Bigband Graz was able to sharpen their profile and raise international attention in 2003. … read more »

Johannes Berauer

Johannes Berauer, Portraitfoto © Frank G. Brody

Johannes Berauer – a former student of Jazz legend Bob Brookmeyer – studied composition and Jazz piano at the New England Conservatory and Berklee College in Boston, as well as the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz. Johannes Berauer effortlessly navigates around … read more »

Jon Sass

Jon Sass (c) Vera Schüller

As a widely celebrated tubist, Jon Sass is widely recognized today as a versatile Groove Master. Born in New York City, Jon is at home with R&B soul jazz as well as with classical music. With his truly unique career and soulfully … read more »

Jörg Leichtfried

Jörg Leichtfried is a pianist and composer, based in Vienna, Austria. He is a lecturer for piano at JAM MUSIC LAB Private University, Vienna. Leichtfried has or has had musical cooperations with (selection): Wolfgang Puschnig, Hans Strasser, Michael Erian, Cameron Brown, Klemens … read more »