Werner Zangerle
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Zangerle Werner

General Information

Date of Birth:  29. May 1979
Place of Birth:  Salzburg
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Werner Zangerle is a freelance musician and composer living in Vienna. As a jazz musician, improviser and composer he draws inspiration from contemporary and historical jazz styles as well as from improvisation and contemporary music. He was taught by such great names as Alan Praskin, Florian Bramböck and Harry Sokal. His willingness to experiment is at the forefront of his work. The saxophonist does not know any limits when it comes to working out new musical aspects of his instrument.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1993 - 1998

at the age of 14 lessons (Helmuth Gubi)

1998 - 1999

lessons with Robert Friedl

1999 - 2007

jazz saxophone studies with an emphasis on composition/arrangement and on contemporary music (Allan Praskin, Doug Hammond)

1999 - 2007

jazz saxophone studies with an emphasis on composition/arrangement and on contemporary music

1999 - 2007

jazz saxophone studies with an emphasis on composition/arrangement and on contemporary music

1999 - 2007

jazz saxophone studies with an emphasis on composition/arrangement and on contemporary music

1999 - 2007

jazz saxophone studies with an emphasis on composition/arrangement and on contemporary music

2005

one-year-long stay in Berlin and private lessons with Lydian Chromatic Concept, lessons with Lee Konitz

2007

graduation of the master studies with distinction

distance learning with John Klopotowski

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
2007

direction of the Blue Monday Session at the Count Davis

2008

foundation of "Jazz of Three Cities" (with Peter Massink)

2008

Steady Gig with varying bands at "La Boheme"

2012

ever since his own record label "Listen Closely"

engaged in various musical projects (Jazz, Modern Jazz, Free Jazz, improvisation, contemporary music, Noise and Indie Rock)

release of several albums as a bandleader and co-leader

his own quartet together with Philipp Jaggschitz (electric piano), Andreas Waelti (doublebass) and Klemens Marktl (drums)

active in the Quartet Braaz together with Gigi Gratt (guitar), Marcus Huemer (doublebass) and Martin Flotzinger (drums) and in the "Trio ZaVoCC" together with Christoph Cech (piano) and Raimund Vogtenhuber (electronics)

member in several bands (e.g. Sweet & Lovely, Niki Dolps Memplex)

cooperation with authors such as Bodo Hell and Felix Mitterer and with musicians from all over Europe

studying the musical concepts and the music of Lennie Tristano, Warne Marsh, Palestrina, J.S. Bach and Bela Bartok

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
2014

among others performances with the band Sweet&Lovely in Vienna, with the band Valina in Vöcklabruck and Nuremberg, with the Werner Zangerle Quartet in Bad Hofgastein

participation in numerous other festivals, such as StopSpot (Linz), Brass Festival (Linz), unlimited (Wels), Jazzlent (Maribor), Interstellar Festival (Linz), Chilli Jazz Festival (Neumarkt an der Raab), Imago Dei (Krems), Viertelfestival (Lower Austria)

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
2008

composition of "Schlachthof Wels" for an out-of-tune sicilian funeral march band

2009

composition of "Rotorenluftmusik" for the Viertelfestival in Lower Austria, performed by Janus Ensemble

Discography, Projects

discography:

as a leader/co-leader:

  • 2015: daham (mit Trio ZaVoCC; Listen Closely)
  • 2012: PANTO (Listen Closely)
  • 2010: ZaVoCC on Tour (mit Trio ZaVoCC; zach records)
  • 2009: so! (mit Braaz; zach records)
  • 2009: da! (mit Braaz; zach records)
  • 2007: Werner Zangerle (Nucleus/PAO Records)

 

 

as sideman:

  • 2006: Gigis Gogos (with Gigis Gogos; zach Records)

 

 

other:

  • 2008: arrangements for wind ensemble – Valina – a tempo! a tempo! (Trost)
  • 2005: saxophone – "Escort of Soda" – Valina – Epode (fiftyfourfortyorfight)

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