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Chameleon Changes at Jazzland Vienna

December 12th, 2016
Chameleon Changes plays two concerts at JAZZLAND in Vienna on January 6th and 7th 2017.
Spheres of a Genius. 100 years of Thelonious Monk

Spheres of a genius. 100 years of Thelonious Monk

November 28th, 2016
A jazz composition competition by JAM MUSIC LAB in cooperation with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.

15 Years of Quinton Records - Chameleon Changes at Porgy & Bess on Sep 30th

September 5th, 2016

Chameleon Changes’ record company QUINTON celebrates its 15th anniversary.

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Looking forward to playing with Thomas Gansch and Friends on September 10th

September 5th, 2016

Sighardt Donabaum’s winery in Spitz an der Donau is not just a fabulous place for enjoying great wines in one of Austria’s most beautiful areas, the Wachau. It’s becoming more and more of a hot spot for jazz as well.

Chameleon Changes at Jazz Fest Wien 2016

Chameleon Changes at JAZZ FEST WIEN 2016

July 26th, 2016

Line up: Bertl Mayer (chrom. harp), Herwig Gradischnig (reeds), Daniel Nösig (trp.), Robert Bachner (trb.), Oliver Kent (p.), Hans Strasser (b.), Mario Gonzi (dr.), Marcus Ratka (guit., musical director)

The concert took place at Porgy and Bess in Vienna. It was part of the "club-concerts" of Jazz Fest Wien, and we were very happy to present our new CD "The Dangerous Lab" (Quinton, 2016).

Larry Appelbaum

Lectures with Larry Appelbaum

July 26th, 2016
It was an absolute pleasure to host Larry Appelbaum at JAM MUSIC LAB and the Jewish Museum Vienna. At JAM MUSIC LAB Larry Appelbaum held a lecture on music business: “So You Made Your CD, Now What?” Here he gave practical advice on jazz career development for the institute’s students.
Chameleon Changes, The Dangerous Lab

Chameleon Changes - The Dangerous Lab

July 1st, 2016


Just by walking, you’ll find new ways! 

Take the unknown path and participate in contrasts and contradictions that may arise: Composition vs. improvisation; Time vs frequency; Heritage vs the future. We explore those special interactions, trying to push the boundaries of composed music and modern jazz. What’s tradition? What’s modern? Who knows? We expand these fields until they reach creative contact.

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Studies on Artistic Research and Musical Hermeneutics

June 24th, 2016

At the Institute of Musicology, Vienna, I was part of a several year long ongoing research seminar on musical hermeneutics, which was led by the musicologist Gernot Gruber. This period greatly influenced my thoughts and approaches towards music research in general and subsequently in the field of artistic research.

Chameleon Changes on stage

Preparing for playing at the Jazz Fest Wien

May 4th, 2016
Had a great foto session with Lukas Beck and Chameleon Changes. Preparing for playing at the JAZZ FEST WIEN on July 8th 2016.
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Research on Composition in Jazz

May 4th, 2016
At the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna I’m currently working on a PhD thesis "Composition in Jazz". I´m very much looking forward to getting in contact with more scholars, composers, musicians, journalists, broadcasters, those who are generally interested in jazz, as well as people working on similar topics and who are also interested in sharing ideas and knowledge accordingly.
Rex Richardson

Looking forward to hosting Rex Richardson at JAM MUSIC LAB

May 4th, 2016
Renowned international trumpeter Rex Richardson is a Yamaha Performing Artist and a veteran of the acclaimed chamber group Rhythm & Brass, the Brass Band of Battle Creek, and jazz legend Joe Henderson’s Quintet and Sextet.