With MEINL since:
August 09, 1983
Place of birth:
Currently living in:
Favorite MEINL cymbal:
Since the age of five
Car that you currently drive:
VW Passat Combi
Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:
Mountainbiking or jogging are quite a good and important challange for me. I love composing for my band and I am very intersted in recording, different kind of techniques and tools, microphones, etc. I am also a huge youtube and myspace junky.
I didnt have too many teachers but I was lucky to have the chance to study with the great Jeffrey Boudreaux!
Highlight of your career so far:
Opening with Panzerballett for Virgil Donati and Vinnie Colaiuta. Performing at the Leverkusener Jazztage and at the 3rd Dresdner Drumfestival. And last but not least to get the chance to endorse Meinl cymbals.
Maybe Polyrhythms, soloing over odd-meters, double bassdrum stuff
Drumming means to me:
Everything, job and hobby in one
Advice for up and coming drummers:
I think besides having a good teacher it's really important to have a vision of how you want to sound like in the future and being aware of how you reach that certain point whether it's a musical or a technical question or both.
How would you describe yourself:
Ambitious, determined, perfectionistic
When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say: