Born: February 6, 1968 Primary Instrument: Drums
Michael Griener (drums)
Born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1968, began playing drums in 1982, lives in Berlin since 1994. Under the influence of the HOHE-UFER-concerts initiated by Günter Christmann he became involved early on in the various forms of Jazztradition, Free Improvisation and New Music, which led to a longer collaboration with Christmann in his Vario-projects (a.o. C.I.M.-Festival Den Haag 1990, Moers-Festival 1992, Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik1993, Interplay FMP 2006).
His current projects include a.o.:
SQUAKK, Lacy Pool, TGW, Ulrich Gumpert Quartett, a Duo with Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky and Carl-Ludwig Hübsch' Primordial Soup...
Awards:Received the 1. price as "most creative soloist" at the "New German Jazz Award" in 2006
His duo KIMMO ELOMAA with electronic wizard jayrope received a grant by the city of Berlin in 2002
Eric Mandel for the program of JazzFest Berlin
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Teaches jazz drumming at the University for Music “Carl Maria v. Weber” in Dresden.