Philipp Kienberger

Philipp Kienberger (c) Philipp Kienberger
Philipp Kienberger (c) Philipp Kienberger


Philipp Kienberger is one of those artistis who always tries to think outside the box. As a bass player (double bass and electric bass), as a composer as well as an organizer of different projects he is always searching for new sound structures, the unconventional and progressive, ideas that cross interdisciplinary and cultural boundaries. Philipp Kienberger has gained a name as a bandleader with projects like LUZID CHAOS and KVIN but he is also a frequently asked bass player in the Austrian music scene. Dealing mainly with music out of the jazz, experimental and contemporary field but also with pop, rock and hip-hop he is regularly playing in well-known venues and on festivals in and outside of Austria.

On stage as well as on record, his aim is always to create a strong and clear musical performance. As a co-leader of the 13-piece collective LITTLE ROSIES KINDERGARTEN he is working on a way to express the freedom of improvisation and contemporary composition in a larger ensemble. With his newest project, /KRY, he is working in an overtly artistically free space in a small formation of three.



Vaak East music festival 2022 in London

(c) Vaak East Festival 2022

Vaak is a Persian word for ‘vibrations that vocal chords make’. In this, the first festival of its kind, VAAK EAST brings Londoners two evenings (July 1-2, 2022) of music celebrating diasporic Iranian ‘Vaak’ from … read more »


photo of KRY (c) Amin Ebrahimi

MONA MATBOU RIAHI (clarinet), ALEXANDER YANNILOS (drums) and PHILIPP KIENBERGER (bass) are known as busy and very active musical creative minds, who have already impressively demonstrated their extraordinary playing skills and broad musical understanding many … read more »

What went down at Kick Jazz VI (NEW VIDEOS!)

picture of Millycent Kick Jazz 2021 (c) Severin Koller

The 2021 edition of KICK JAZZ – the two-day festival organized by Austrian Music Export together with Porgy & Bess – was originally planned to take place live and in-person, bringing together local acts, fans … read more »