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Frank Gratkowski

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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Albums

Le Vent et la Gorge
Le Vent et la Gorge
Leo Records
2013
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[no cover]
Vermilion Traces |...
Original Jazz Classics
2012
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Fo[u]r Alto
Original Jazz Classics
2012
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Ardent Grass
Ardent Grass
Red Toucan Records
2011
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[no cover]
15 Instant Songs
Original Jazz Classics
2010
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Deployment
Deployment
Leo Records
2010
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