Born in 1980 in Scheibbs (Lower Austria), lives in Vienna. 1998-2005 saxophone studies at University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MDW) with Klaus Dickbauer  and Wolfgang Puschnig. Further studies with Lee Konitz, James Moody, Ronnie Cuber, Steve Slagle,…

2001 Hans Koller Prize (New York Scholarship)
2002 „Austrian Young Lions“- Award (2. Prize) with “Clemens Wenger Trio”
2005 “The Austrian Sound of Music” – Prize of the Austrian Foreign Ministry
2006 Hans Koller Prize (Newcomer of the Year) with “JazzWerkstatt Wien”
2009 Hans Koller Prize (Newcomer of the Year)
2013 Harry Pepl Prize

International appearances a. o. in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Faroe Islands, Morocco, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Croatia, Bosnia, Czech Republic, Slowakia, Estonia, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland.

Own bandprojects since 1994, 2000-2005 Clemens Salesny/Bumi Fian Quintet. Duet with pianist Clemens Wenger since 2000, Quartet Salesny/Schabata/Preuschl/Joos, Clemens Salesny Electric Band.

2004 co-initiator of “JazzWerkstatt Wien” (Jazzworkshop Vienna) together with Clemens Wenger, Peter Rom, Daniel Riegler, Bernd Satzinger and Wolfgang Schiftner.
Taught at the VMI – Vienna Music Institute 2009-2019, the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MDW) 2019/20 and at various summer jazz workshops (Ensembles, Saxophone).

Works with: Steven Bernstein, Eddie Henderson, Joe Zawinul, Michael Mantler, Kirk Lightsey, Oliver Lake, Sunny Murray, Uri Caine, Elliott Sharp, Bumi Fian, Herbert Joos, Harry Pepl, Max Nagl, Uli Scherer, Andi Schreiber, Christian Mühlbacher, Georg Breinschmid “Homage To Mingus”, Shake Stew, Renald Deppe & die Wachauer Pestbläser, Wolfgang Reisinger, Andy Manndorff, Peter Herbert, Wolfgang Mitterer, Franz Hautzinger, Armin Pokorn, Michel Godard, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Dick Griffin, Denis Colin Trio, Nouvelle Cuisine, Markus Geiselhart Orchestra, Don Ellis Tribute Orchestra feat. Thomas Gansch, Gansch and Roses, Takon Orchester, Gerhard Rühm, Bodo Hell,…


Photo by Eckhart Derschmidt


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