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Frank Gratkowski

Primary Instrument: Clarinet

Born: March 30, 1963    

Frank Gratkowski plays clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, alto saxophone, flute. He was born in Hamburg, Germany. Gratkowski started playing the saxophone at 16 and, following a period at the Hamburg Conservatory (Hamburger Musikhochschule), moved in 1985 to study at the Cologne Conservatory of Music with Heiner Wiberny, graduating in 1990. Then after he studies with Charlie Mariano, Sal Nistico and Steve Lacy. Frank Gratkowski has been working as a soloist in various international formations (Grubenklang Orchester, Klaus Koenig Orchester, Musikfabrik NRW, Tony Oxley Celebration Orchestra, Bentje Braam, BikBentBraam, All Ears, Zeitkratzer, WDR Big band, etc.)...
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    Le Vent et la Gorge

    Leo Records
    2013
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    Fo[u]r Alto

    Original Jazz Classics
    2012
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    Vermilion Traces | Donaueschingen 2009

    Original Jazz Classics
    2012
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    Ardent Grass

    Red Toucan Records
    2011
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    15 Instant Songs

    Original Jazz Classics
    2010
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    Ardent Grass

    Red Toucan Records
    2010
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    Deployment

    Leo Records
    2010
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Le Vent et la Gorge

Leo Records (2013)

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