Dickbauer Klaus

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Year of Birth:  1961
Date of Birth:  21. August 1961
Place of Birth:  Wels
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1990 - 2005



since then teacher for saxophone

"Call Boys Inc": co-founder of the ensemble for contemporary improvised music (together with Günther Selichar und Gunter Schneider)

musician in various styles with bands like Ostinato, Blue Grass Connection, Karl Ratzers Horn Special, Hans Koller Sextet, Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra, X Quartet, Saxofour and others

cooperations with musicians like Wolfgang Mitterer, Wolfgang Puschnig, Paul Urbanek, Juan Garcia Herreros, Lorenz Raab, Thomas Gansch, Allegre Corea, Herbert Joos,Jean-Paul Celea, Tom Cora, Kenny Wheeler, Django Bates, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Wolfgang Reisinger, Steve Arguelles, Louis Sclavis, Bob Berg, Fritz Pauer, Karl Ratzer, David Liebman, Jonny Griffin, Maria Joao, Jack Walrath, Antonio Sanchez, Don Alias

works as a composer for projects like "Das Loch" (Eine Klanginstallation in den Dachstein Rieseneishöhlen), "Die Apokalypse des Hl. Johannes" (with Gunther Schneider and Wolfgang Mitterer at the festival "Musica Sacra" in Italy), theater music for a play by Herbert Achternbusch ("An der Donau"), musical readings with Ernst Jandl ("Lieber ein Saxophon")

writes and plays music for literature and music evenings with Maxi Blaha


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Hans-Koller-Award in the category "Musician of the Year"

Press Reviews


Solo-Works - an expected fabulously unexpected album [...] Unexpected, because with "Solo-Works" he created a powerful sound universe from set pieces between minimal and jazz tradition, funk and contemporary classical music, which is an exciting and pleasurable experience to explore. 

Salzburger Nachrichten 



Klaus Dickbauer's musical world is in constant motion, is the motive for amazing ideas and new sounds. Cool to free sounds of the wind instruments make this project a rich listening experience. They reach cosmospolitic dimensions because of the original instrumentation. For example when the accordion (Jean Louis Martinier) mix with the six voices of saxophon, the clarinets deliver instisting rhythms or the electronics set bold accents. 

Oberösterreichische Kronenzeitung (Chris Tomark)

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