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Born in Zeitz/Germany

Double bass-studies in Leipzig. Member of several ensembles, including „Mama Basuto”, Manfred-Schulze-Formation, Joe Sachse Quartet, „Osiris”, Andy Altenfelder Quintett. Tours with Leo Wright and Charlie Mariano. Performances by Hermann Keller compositions

Making music in groups with Hannes Bauer, Heiner Reinhardt, Dietmar Diesner, Lothar Fiedler, Hansi Noack, Peter Koch – for example with the dancer Fine Kwiatkowski in „Fine“, the string quartet „18 Draht“ and with Tohm di Roes, Manfred Schulze, Heiner Reinhardt in „Atropa bella donna”. In England, in „Tommys & Krauts“ with Willi Kellers, Alan Tomlinson, Alan Wilkinson, Alex Maguire. In Switzerland projects with Urs Blöchlinger, Werner Lüdi. Concerts with Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Tony Oxley, Phil Minton, John Tchicai, Marilyn Cryspel, Sven-Åke Johansson, Tristan Honsinger, Radu Malfatti, John Butcher. World premieres of compositions for double bass by Helmut Zapf and Georg Katzer

„Ruf der Heimat“ with Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Thomas Borgmann, Willi Kellers. Trio with Peter Brötzmann and Willi Kellers. Charles Gayle-Trio, Duo-Tour with Peter Kowald. „Liebe Freiheit Abenteuer“ with Dorothea Schürch and Alan Tomlinson. „O.T.“ with A. R. Penck, Helge Leiberg, Lothar Fiedler. Concerts with Steve Noble, Chris Cutler, Maggie Nichols, Sybille Pomorin, Lol Coxhill John Rose, Jay Oliver, Werner Lüdi, Urs Blöchlinger, Dieter Ulrich, Roy Campbell amongst others. Music at the Hamburger Schauspielhaus and at Theater Bochum with Peter Brötzmann and Willi Kellers. Solo performance after „Der Kontrabass“ by Patrick Süskind

„Ruf der Heimat“, „Drei Länder Quartett“ with Warnie Altmann, Bernd Born, Peter Koch. Manfred-Hering-Trio. Solo concerts

„Ruf der Heimat“,Tomlinson-Winckel-Kellers-Trio. MACHOL with Matthias Schubert and Oliver Steidle

CD production WELTTOURNEE with Dieter Ulrich and Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky

„Ruf der Heimat“ and MACHOL, e.g. Jazzwerkstatt Peitz 2015
Sessions with WELTTOURNEE in Berlin

>> Ruf der Heimat EXTENDED, featuring Heinz Sauer & Jan Roder in House of Life Berlin
>> HOLZ-AKTION! Performance for 9 bassists >> premiere in Berlin

Alan-Tomlinson-Trio in Magdeburg and in the seaside resort Heringsdorf
„Ruf der Heimat” in Saarländisches Künstlerhaus

Co-founder of the bands >> SECHSACHSER and >> ÄLLÄGDROH-SCHRODD

2020 |2021

1967 to 2021

2,050 performances with 63 bands and 183 musicians
in 22 countries - Europe, Russia and the USA -
as well as 13 CD productions