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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“.

Soloconcerts „Wiener Festwochen“, „Solo,Duo,Trio“ Krakow...

Since 1978, Karlheinz Miklin Trio (Ewald Oberleitner b, Karlheinz Miklin jr.d); nine CD/LP released, Festivals, TV- and Radiorecordings all over the world, with guests such as Art Farmer, Albert Mangelsdorff, Sheila Jordan, Mark Murphy, Enrico Rava, Bill Dobbins, Ed Neumeister, Armen Donelian, Karl Ratzer, Wolfgang Puschnig...

Since 1984, frequent tours in Europe and South America with the „Quinteto Argentina“, ten CD/LP/DVD released.

1989 - 2000 Quartet with Fritz Pauer p, Ron McClure b, Billy Hart/Adam Nussbaum/Victor Lewis d, three CD released.

2000 - 2008 Trio Karlheinz MIKLIN - Ron McCLURE - Billy HART, two CD released

Since 2008 Trio Karlheinz Miklin - Heiri Kaenzig - Billy Hart two CD released

Since 2009 Karlheinz Miklin DOUBLETRIO (Ewald Oberleitner/Milan Nikolic basses, Howard Curtis/Karlheinz Miklin jr. drums)

Leader of various groups with drummers such as Mel Lewis, Kenny Washington, Bill Elgart, Bob Wyatt... bass players such as Chuck Israels, Barre Phillips, Sizao Machado, Ronan Guilfoyle... pianists such as Horace Parlan, Jarmo Savolainen, Phil Markowitz...

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Tags finally recognised outside his own country as one of the great jazz saxophonists. ”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 effective. ”Cadence” (USA)

...has a big, soulful, breathy sax sound. ”Cue” (South Africa)

...surprised with the depth of his interpretation. ”La Nacion” (Argentina)




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