1999 – 2005 studies of jazz-trombone and music education with Nils Wogram and Ed Kröger at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover (University of Music and Drama Hannover/Germany)

Workshops and Masterclasses with Ray Anderson, Adrian Mears, Wayne Henderson (Jazz Crusaders), Christophe Schweitzer, Chick Corea, Richie Beirach, Nguyen Lee and others.

Professional Experience

since 2000 freelance trombonist for various groups of different musical styles including Jazz, Soul, Funk, Reggae, R&B, Ska, Pop etc.

2004 – 2006 trombonist for the project Soulpower – monthly tours through Europe with  artists like Lyn Collins, Marva Whitney, Martha High, Pee Wee Ellis (JB Horns), Gwen McCrae, Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown), Vicky Anderson, Kip Blackshire (NPG).

2006 – 2008 freelance trombonist für different Salsa/Latin-orchestras and Big Bands in Vancouver, B.C. /Canada.

2008 – 2010 showband trombonist and Assistant Musical Director for the cruise line Royal Caribbean Int. – Shows with internationally acclaimed artists like Charro, Dominick Allen (Foreigner), Steve Carte, Brad Cummings, etc. as well as Musical/Broadway productions.

since late 2010 freelance trombonist in Berlin for a variety of big bands, combos as well as film/theater/TV-productions.