• born in 1963 in Neunkirchen/Saar
• Studied popular music at the Conservatoire de Musique/ Luxembourg
• Popular music course at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Hamburg
• Studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston/USA as a scholarship holder with excellent grades
• Master pupil of Mick Goodrick, John Abercrombie; pupil and sideman of Hal Crook
• Studied Arrangement and Composition/ Jazz at the University for Music in Cologne, graduated with honors
• Winner of the Saarland jazz-rock sponsorship award as leader of the band Alegria
• Stephen D. Holland Award for artistic services in Boston/USA
• Finalist at the Concours de Jazz de la Defense, Paris
• Guest lecturer at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Nuremberg, Jazz and Rock School in Freiburg.
• University for Music and Performing Arts in Cologne
• University for Music and Performing Arts in Saarbrücken
• Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz – Music Department
• Jazz Workshop Cottbus, Sulzbach Jazz Workshop, Trier Jazz-Workshop, Saarland Jazz Workout
• Kaiserslautern Big-Band Meeting together with Prof. Joachim Ullrich
• Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts/NYC
• “Franz Liszt“ University for Music in Weimar
• University of Saarland/ Collegium Musicale, etc.
• Institute of Music and Arts, Malta
He has been an artist since 1989 concentrating on guitar, composing, as well as arranging for jazz, Latin, pop and fusion ensembles in various orchestrations.
Numerous CD Productions