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
Played a.o. with
Tal Farlow, Herb Ellis, Mal Waldron, Evan Parker, Dave Liebman, John Zorn, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky , Barry Guy, Paul Lovens, Zeena Parkins, Keith Tippett, Butch Morris, Uli Gumpert, Aki Takase, Mats Gustafsson, Alexander v. Schlippenbach, Joelle Leandre, Günter Christmann, Conny Bauer, Johannes Bauer, Frank Gratkowski, Phil Minton, Tony Buck, Matthias Schubert, David Moss, Axel Dörner, Lu Hübsch, Claudio Puntin, Sirone, Joachim Kühn, John Butcher
CD-releases a.o. on Intakt, Moers Music, FMP, Ayler records, between the lines, Mons Records, Laika Records, Konnex, Hybrid
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.