Clemens Rofner

(c) Edgars Pohevičs


Clemens Rofner studied electric and upright bass in Innsbruck, Linz and Vienna. He works as a freelance-musician and as a member of bands like HI5, Indian Air, Jakob Zimmermann Trio and tiktaalik. As sideman he worked with Jazzorchester Tirol, Mino Cinelu, Franz Hackl, Adam Holzman, Kristian Järvi & Absolute Ensemble, Junge Philharmonie Wien, Baltic Sea Philharmonic, Florian Bramböck and Manu Delago Handmade – to name a few. Furthermore Clemens Rofner was involved in musical and theater-productions at Tiroler Landestheater, Wiener Kammerspiele / Theater in der Josefstadt, Blue Moon Tour / Landgraf & Tiroler Volksschauspiele; and as MD at the Floridsdorfer Kulturherbst. Clemens Rofner released to this day about 15 records as a sideman / band member and toured through Europe, Asia and Northern & Middle America.



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The CENTRAL EUROPEAN JAZZ SHOWCASE Premiere – Czech/Austrian Spotlight

Photo of Purple is the Color by Georg Buxhofer

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Focus Acts 2018

AVEC © Kidizin Sane

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