Studio Dan

Photo of Studio Dan (c) Ditz Fejer
Studio Dan (c) Ditz Fejer


Genre(s): Contemporary Music, Jazz/Improvised Music
From: Vienna, Austria



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Studio Dan was founded by the trombonist and composer Daniel Riegler in 2005 as part of Vienna’s first JazzWerkstatt festival. The name of the 17-member ensemble alludes to Frank Zappa‘s album “Studio Tan” and is at the same time a nod to its founder. With versatility and innovativeness, the ensemble moves across genres and explores the area of experimental and new music, improvisation, and jazz right up to prop rock. New ideas and concepts and the dedication to experimenting are the constants when dealing with the material. The success the ensemble has enjoyed validates the approach. It was already awarded the German Records Critics’ Award and invitations to renowned festivals and performance venues are taking the ensemble on a seemingly endless journey.


You Better Listen! Studio Dan Brings New Sounds to MuTh in 2024

Photo of Studio Dan (c) Ditz Fejer

After twenty years, multiple albums, and success on two continents, the ensemble Studio Dan can reasonably said to be a mainstay of the Austrian contemporary music scene. Founded by trombonist and composer Daniel Riegler, the … read more »

Austrian Music Highlights #19

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Ah, April: the month where you can get soaked to the skin by freezing rain, dried by the sun, and chilled to the bone by a wintry wind – all in the same day. The … read more »

CROSSWAYS: Visualization in contemporary music

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The border between sound and image has always been blurred, if not obsolete. In fact, the two fields are, in many ways, inherently enmeshed. The question is just how much one re-veals or exposes it, … read more »