Michael Prowaznik
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Instrument: drums

Prowaznik Michael


PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1996 - 1997

private lessons in jazz-drums (Mario Gonzi)


diploma with distinction

1998 - 2001

bachelor with distinction


10-weeks-program (Kim Plainfield, Zach Danziger, Bobby Sanabria, Duduka Da Fonseca)

studies (abandoned at early stage)

further classes a.o. with Jamey Haddad, Ian Froman, John Hazzilla, Mike Mangini, "ensemble and improvisation" (training) with Hal Crook 


1998 - 2001

drummer in the Concert Jazz Orchestra under the lead of Greg Hopkins


founding member of "Fuzz Noir" (together with Raphael Preuschl, Peter Rom and Wolfgang Schiftner)


active with his own bands "Flowers" (with Georg Vogel and Raphael Preuschl) and "The Black Riders" (with Martin Rotheneder and Ben Martin)

cooperation a.o. with Paul Urbanek, Nouvelle Cuisine, Lionel Loueke, Dean und Gary Levitt, Daniele Camarda, David Doruzka, Dana Stevens, Patrick Cornelius, Sebastian Müller, Georg Vogel, Rene Benson, Ben Martin, milk+, Maja Osoijnik, Peter Knoll, Alex Machacek, Zsolt Bende, Mika Vember, Viola Falb, Herbert Pirker, Darius Edlinger, Andy Manndorf, Lukas Kranzelbinder

cooperation with the JazzWerkstatt workshop ensemble

teaching activities (drums)

much demanded sideman in jazz as well as in pop


PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation

Vic-Firth Award

Discography, Projects


with Flower:

  • 2015: Duft (Freifeld Tonträger)
  • 2011: Flower (Schattellit)


with Fuzz Noir:

  • 2010: Free Lunch (JazzWerkstatt Records)
  • 2005: Uarrgh 2 (JazzWerkstatt Records)



  • 2010: Black Riders - The guns are rested
  • 2010: tunesmith - We are no tourists
  • 2006: Maja Osojnik - Oblaki So Rdeci
  • 2006: tunesmith - Some People Say
  • 1997/1998: Paul Urbanek - Next Generation of Sound
  • 1997: Nouvelle Cuisine - Ultimate Sentences
  • Hansi Lang - Die Bucht von Wien
  • no home for johnny - Samba

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