Klemens Marktl
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Instrument: drums

Marktl Klemens

General Information

Year of Birth:  1976
Place of Birth:  Klagenfurt
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Apart from a few exceptions - saxophonist Herwig Gradischnig for example - hardly any other Austrian musicians have dedicated themselves to such an intense and sustained exploration of the classic jazz tradition. Listening to Klemens Marktl's music is to be propelled at a single stroke into the heyday of modern jazz.


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first piano lessons at the age of 6, drum lessons at the age of 13




private lessons with Carl Allen, Ralph Peterson Jr., Ari Hoenig, Greg Hutchinson, John Riley



moved to New York collaborated with Vincent Herring, Rob Bargad, Aaron Goldberg, Chris Cheek, Matt Penman, John Swana, Waldrin Riks, Mark Rapp, Toru Dodo, Anthony Wonsey, and many more

director of his own quartet (with the saxophonist Chris Cheek, Pianisten Aaron Goldberg and bassist Matt Penman; CD recording in Brooklyn)

collaborations with George Garzone, Seamus Blake, James Morrison, Johannes Weidenmüller, Peter Madsen, Erich Kleinschuster, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Barry Harris, Jesse van Ruller, Jasper Blom, Ferdinand Povel, Frans Elsen, Renato Chicco, Federico Casagrande, Stefano Senni, Jeff Davis, Demain Cabaud, Aruan Ortiz, Jure Pukl, Michael Janisch, Phillip Harper, Michael Erian, Primus Sitter, Heinz von Hermann, Rick Margitza, Kenny Werner, Herwig Gradischnig, Andy Middleton, Martin Reiter, Johannes Enders, Harry Sokal, Reinhard Micko, Oliver Kent, Christian Havel, Erwin Schmidt, Robert Bachner Big Band, Matthias Pichler, Milan Nikolic, Piotr Wojtasek, Marc Abrams uvm.


PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation

1. Prize at the „Leid`schen Jazz Award“ (Niederlande)


Nomination for the  „Hans Koller Sideman of the Year Award“

Discography, Projects


  • 2004: Ocean AV
  • 2003: The Challenge

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Contact, Links

Website:  klemensmarktl.com