About Me

About me

I was born in Hannover, Germany in 1979. I studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA (class of ’04), and I have been living in Japan since 2009.

My performance experience includes concerts and tours in Europe, the USA and Asia with a variety of musicians like Makoto Ozone, Branford Marsalis, Sadao Watanabe, Seiko Matsuda, Lisa Ono, Tomonao Hara, Seiichi Nakamura, Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr, Dan Nimmer, Martin Sasse, Michel Reis and Mike Tucker besides many others.
Recordings include various sessions for a wide range of artists as well as TV appearances in Japan for music shows and commercials.

In addition to performing, I have been teaching drums for more than 20 years, privately, at various music schools, and doing workshops.
Since 2019 I am a faculty member at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music in Kawasaki (Japan) where I teach drumset and ensemble classes in the Jazz Department.

I have released two CDs as a leader: Trifoje (2013) and Rollin’ (2014).

I endorse Canopus Drums, Zildjian Cymbals and Regal Tip Sticks & Brushes.

プロフィール

ドイツ・ハノーファー生まれ。米バークリー音楽大学を首席で卒業。ドイツへ帰国後、ブランフォード・マルサリス、ジェシ・デイビスなどと共演し、全欧各国での演奏活動を幅広く展開すると同時に、教育の場でも実績を挙げる。2009年より東京を拠点に活動中。主な共演者は渡辺貞夫、小曽根真、松田聖子、小野リサ、中村誠一、原朋直、中川英二郎、守屋純子など。リーダーアルバムを今野敏が主宰する78LABELよりリリース。
現在、洗足学園音楽大学ジャズコースの講師として後進の指導にも当たっている。