1983-2000 dean of the Jazz department at the Music University Graz.
Associate Jazz Artist at the Royal Academy London.
2003 - 2012 Chairman of the IASJ - International Association of Schools of Jazz.
2002 - 2009 Vice-chairman Advisory Board of the EYJO - European Youth Jazz Orchestra, Denmark
Several times voted as „Austrian musician of the year“.
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...is finally recognised outside his own country as one of the great
Jazz Changes (England)
...belongs to the best of contemporary European Jazz.
El Pais (Spain)
...a musician with glowing expression.
Jazz Podium (Germany)
...multi-reed-player with a strong sound.
Coda Magazine (Canada)
...a blues-rooted force in the tenor playing that is deep seated and
...has a big, soulful, breathy sax sound.
Cue (South Africa)
...surprised with the depth of his interpretation.
La Nacion (Argentina)