Studio Dan

Studio Dan (c) Julia Wesely
Studio Dan (c) Julia Wesely


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



Date City Venue Country
22. Apr. 2023 Hamburg Elbphilharmonie Germany
Time: 8:00pm.
23. Apr. 2023 Hamburg Elbphilharmonie Germany
Time: 8:00pm.
24. Apr. 2023 Hamburg Elbphilharmonie Germany
Time: 8:00pm.
14. May. 2023 Wroclaw Musica Electronica Nova Festival Poland
Time: 8:00pm.


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.


CROSSWAYS: Visualization in contemporary music

Still from Roisz / Kovacic - MOPCUT'S

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 »

Austrian Music Highlights #15

Austrian Music Highlights

It’s that time of year again; that “in-between” time” – the ambivalent seasonal zone, smushed awkwardly between summer and fall. Do I wear pants or a mini-skirt? Plan an outdoor rager or an intimate indoor … read more »

Femenine – a musical-choreographic intervention

Studio Dan: Femenine (c) Melanie Hollaus, Christoph Lammerhuber

FEMENINE is a joint musical-choreographic project by Vienna’s new music collective, STUDIO DAN, with a group of dancers, which sees its world premiere at Impulstanz this year. Moreover, it’s another performance highlight in our Crossways … read more »