Ingrid Oberkanis © Nikolaus Korab

Oberkanins Ingrid Maria

General Information

Year of Birth:  1964
Date of Birth:  8. September 1964
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Upon completing her studies, she increasingly turned to jazz and non-European rhythms. She also works in the fields of improvised music, contemporary music and world music.



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advanced trainings in Brazil (Dudu Tucci), Cuba (José Eladio Amat) and West Africa (Famadou Konaté)



member for several years (director Franz Welser-Möst)

member for several years


collaboration in the trio "extra Virgine" mit Agnes Heginger und Nika Zach

collaborations with Wolfgang Puschnig, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Dave Samuels, David Friedman, Krzysztof Dobrek, Urszula Dudziak, Jay Clayton, Doretta Carter, Celia Mara, Michael Heltau, HR-Bigband Frankfurt, Wolfgang Puschnig und Linda Sharrock, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Dave Samuels, David Friedman, Krzysztof Dobrek, Peter Herbert, Beni Schmid, Urszula Dudziak, Doretta Carter, Anna Lauvergnac, Sabina Hank und Celia Mara

collaborations with Balduin Sulzer und Herwig Reiter and with actress Brigitte Karner


ever since teaching activities

Performances (Selection)


collboration with Christian Muthspiel (Linzer Klangwolke)

performances at several international Jazzfestivals in Vancouver, Krakau, Paris, London, Montreux, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Den Haag, Moers, Krakau, Saalfelden


PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation

Hans Koller Jazz Award as “Side(wo)man of the Year”

Description of Style

For each musical project especially compiled set-up from the percussion instruments of various musical cultures, as well as inclusion of parts of the drum set and classical percussion instruments, and use of devices for loops and use of the voice.
Music Styles: Contemporary Jazz, Afro-Cubanian and Afro-Brazilian music, world music, new and improvised music.
Percussion: congas, bongos, timbales, djembe and related instruments, cajon, drum-set, udu, ...
Classical instruments such as timpani, vibraphone, marimba ...

Discography, Projects


  • 2008: Strange Ahead (mit Ilse Riedler, Jojo Lackner, Lukas Knöfler; ATS Records)
  • 2007: Vienna Art Orchestra (Universal)
  • 2007: Ich, die ich dich liebe (mit Brigitte Karner; Purplerose Records)