Born: May 11, 1957 Primary Instrument: Drums
Manfred Hausleitner has played all over the Europe with many Jazz / Rock / Pop greats. His distinct style, extremely versatile chops and positive attitude puts him in high demand both in the Austrian live music and studio scenes, as well as for touring and teaching.
As One of the Austrian's leading Drummer (jazzreview.com) Manfred began studying drums at an early age of 6 with his father. He began learning about jazz when he signed up for the jazz institute at the Konservatiorium and Highschool in Vienna, where he studied with Erich Bachtraegl for 8 years in addition with Tino Contreiras/Mexico D.F. and Damaso Gonzales/Acapulco.
He has performed with Sergio Mendes, Liza Minelli (Vienna Concert), Art Farmer, Don Cherry, Friedrich Gulda, Dollar Brand ( Abdullah Ibrahim ), Jimmy Woode, Charlie Byrd (Austria/Germany concert tour), Sunny Murray, Makaya Ntshoko, Donald Kachamba from Malawi (Manfreds best friend), Harry Sokal, Nat Adderley, Erwin Kiennast ..., as well as the cream of the Austrian jazz scene. Concerts at Jazzfestival Velden, Viktring, Wiesen
Throughout the years Manfred committed himself to teaching students of all ages through private lessons and clinics around the country.
After his music career Manfred got a good position in the business world and did not play the drums for 28 years. Due to personnel reasons he quit with his job 2004 and he did not get a chance for a new occupation at the age of 47 years.
Manfred restarted to play the drums 2004 with daily 8 hours training and is on the best way to continue his international career.
Manfred is open for new international project stuff (tour/studio/live)
Current projects are: Marjorie Etukudo better known as L.C.
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Manfred instruct all styles of music, Rock, Jazz, RnB, Latin, etc..., all ages and levels, beginner through professional. Teaching drum lessons is, for him, a great joy and a great responsibility. It is a great joy because he get the privileges of passing his knowledge along to his students, of getting to know them, and of watching their growth. It is a great responsibility because, through his teachers and education, he has been given a very precious gift that he must be careful to pass along safely. Manfred about his Teaching Philosophy: "I seek to serve my students by teaching them not only how to play, but how to learn. I do not teach "beats and fills" to my students. If that's what a student is after, I'm the wrong teacher. Rather, I teach them how to understand what drumming and rhythm are, so that they can learn things for themselves. I believe that a student's course of study should be clearly planned and directed, with weekly assigned objectives and goals. This eliminates any confusion and wasted time. I want my students to get results, quickly if not easily. I want the skills they earn to last, and to lead them to higher levels of enjoyment and self-expression. I expect a lot of hard work from my students, and I expect their trust, knowing that the things I assign them to do will achieve lasting results in the shortest time." One of Manfreds most successful Students - Austrias Top Drummer Mr. Andy 'Miami' Weiss