Clemens Salesny – reeds
Woody Schabata – vibraphone
Raphael Preuschl – bass, bass ukulele
Herbert Joos – trumpet, fluegelhorn, cornet

For me this “chamber jazz quartet” really is a dream come true – I have been a fan of Herbert Joos’ and Woody Schabata’s music long before I met them…
Especially the fact that it is drumless makes Raphael Preuschl an obvious choice.



Harry Pepl & SalesnyBayerFroschHeginger - Photography Manulli by Ania RadziszewskaHARRY PEPL & SALESNY/BAYER/FROSCH/HEGINGER

Harry Pepl – guitar, guitar synth, piano, vocals, drums etc.
Clemens Salesny – reeds
Martin Bayer – guitar
Peter Primus Frosch – drums
Agnes Heginger – vocals

Salesny, Bayer, Frosch and Heginger dedicate themselves to the works of Harry Pepl, the world-renowned Austrian composer, jazz guitarist, and “improvisational giant” (“Le Monde”), who passed away in 2005.
In addition to featuring his better-known compositions, as a special highlight the quartet interacts with one of the last and so far unpublished creative periods of Pepl: the recordings to which he gave the bitterly ironic title “Harry Pepl’s Lonely Single Swingers Band”. Pepl played all the instruments (guitar, synthesizers, piano, vocals, drums) one at a time in his own recording studio in Hernstein (Lower Austria), spontaneously improvising to the music he had just recorded – a musical dialog with himself.
This wealth of unpublished material is used as a starting point, allowing the quartet to interact and improvise with the legend, every time in a new way. It is almost as if Harry Pepl were still on stage playing with the live musicians…




Christoph Walder – horn, Wagner tuba
Clemens Salesny – reeds
Clemens Wenger – keyboards, electronics

Very special instrumentation, furthermore we integrate new interfaces (WiiMotes, various Midi Controllers, TouchOSC on iPhone) to control synths and effects.




JazzWerkstatt Wien


JazzWerkstatt Wien is an artist’s collective I co-founded in 2004. Currently the artistic directors are Clemens Wenger, Manu Mayr, Leo Riegler, Peter Rom, Bernd Satzinger and me.


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