Heinrich von Kalnein
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Instrument: flute, saxophone

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von Kalnein Heinrich

General Information

Date of Birth:  4. July 1960
Place of Birth:  Baden-Baden
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Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1987

Saxophone-Jazz, graduated with honors

1987

Saxophone-Jazz, graduated with honors (Carl Drewo)

masterclasses and workshops, among others with Christoph Lauer, George Gruntz, Oliver Lake, John Surman

Stroudsburg: master class (Dave Liebman)

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1987

ever since freelance musician, band leader and soloist, composer and arranger

1989 - 1993

teaching activity

1990 - 1994

member of "The QuARTet" (together with guitarist/composer Gernot Wolfgang, bass-legend Ewald Oberleitner and drummer Klaus Hofer)

1993

 ever since member of the jazz-institute

1994

ever since management of his own ensemble "The Heinrich von Kalnein Group"

1995 - 2002

assistant professor for jazz-saxophone

1999

Jazz Bigband Graz: founding member and since 2003 together with trumpeter/composer Horst-Michael Schaffer managment

2004

ever since classes for jazz-saxophone and jazz-flute (IGP)

2007

founding of the trio KAHIBA (together with the Swiss drummer/electro-musician Gregor Hilbe and with accordionist/pianist Christian Bakanic)

curator for the Vienna jazz club "Porgy & Bess"

regular concert tours in Austria, the neighboring countries, USA, Russia and the Far East: amongst others together with his own ensemble KAHIBA but also with HvK & THHT (The Hip Hop Tribe) as well as when guest soloist

collaborations with Günter Meinhart, Tscho Theissing and Christian Muthspiel, in the "Orchesterforum Graz"

collaborations, CD-releases and tours with Uli Rennert and Lars Lindvall (Trio "X-tra"), "The QuARTet" (together with Gernot Wolfgang, Ewald Oberleitner und Klaus Hofer), Trio "Free Winds" (with Roland Schaeffer and Jatinder Thakur), with Iain Ballamy, Django Bates, Gil Evans, Doug Hammond, Heiner Goebbels, Peter Herbolzheimer, Nguyén Lé, Bob Mintzer, Simon Nabatov, Marc Ribot and Take 6, "The Heinrich von Kalnein Group", Trio with Adelhard Roidinger and Christian Salfellner, with Wayne Darling, Rüdiger Oppermann and Nouvelle Cuisine Bigband and "Vienna Art Orchestra"

tours throughout Europe, USA, India and Sri Lanka

conducted workshops in several countries and continents: Bolzano (Italy), Helsinki (Finland), Kassel (Germany); Merano (Italy), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Salzburg and Viktring (Austria), Tuxtla Gutierrez (Mexico)

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1995

nomination (for "New Directions" with The Heinrich von Kalnein Group)

Description of Style

As a saxophonist and flutist, Heinrich von Kalnein is stylistically open to many directions and developed his musical profile from the tradition of contemporary European jazz. With a melody and groove oriented approach, he also tries to cover the genre of world beat and current trends of the new electronic music. Regarding his own music, he notes that the term 'jazz' to him more describes an attitude than a definition of style.

Discography, Projects

Discography: 

(As Leader/Co-Leader)

  • 2015: Heinrich von Kalnein & Michael Abene – Dreamliner (Natango Music NAT 47613)
  • 2014: KAHIBA - The Sixth Sense (Natango Music NAT 47612)
  • 2012: KAHIBA - Orbital Spaces (Natango Music NAT 47611)
  • 2010: JBBG - DVD Live @ Jazz Baltica (Intuition / Challenge Records INTCHR 7130)
  • 2009: KAHIBA - Global Dialects (Intuition Records INT 349)
  • 2008: JBBG - Electric Poetry&Lo-Fi Cookies (Intuition Records INT 34072)
  • 2007: Heinrich von Kalnein w/ Marek Balata, Uli Rennert, Achim Tang, Gregor Hilbe - Songlines, TCB (Records TCB 01182)
  • 2005: JBBG - Joys & Desires (Intuition Records INT 33862)
  • 2004: JBBG - A Life Affair (Universal Music Austria 9866181)
  • 2002: Blackbird - The Lennon/McCartney Songbook (Peregrina/D PM 50302)
  • 1999: Free Winds - Indian Air (Shamrock/SMD 1053-2)
  • 1998: The Heinrich Von Kalnein Group - Perfect World (Shamrock/A 1046-2)
  • 1996: Free Winds - Free Winds (Shamrock/SMD 1036-2)
  • 1995: The Heinrich Von Kalnein Group - New Directions (Nabel/D 4670)
  • 1994: The QuARTet - Tales of Tomorrow (Extraplatte/A EX 231-2)
  • 1994: The Heinrich Von Kalnein Group (Infinity Blue, ORF-HVK 001)
  • 1993: X-tra - live traKs (Plainisphare/CH 1267)
  • 1992: The QuARTet - Tell Me Your Story (Extraplatte/A EX 158CD)
  • 1989: X-tra - Electric Poems (Extraplatte/A EX 90)

 

(As Sideman)

  • 2008: Madita - Too (Couch Records CR; incl. Horn Arrangements)
  • 2005: Dzihan & Kamien - Fakes (Couch Records CR 20322)
  • 2002: Achim Tang Quintett - In The Long Run (Extraplatte)
  • 2001: JBBG feat. Bob Brookmeyer - Question & Answer (Mons-Records/D)
  • 2000: JBBG feat. Ed Neumeister - Here And There (Mons-Records/D)
  • 2000: Vienna Art Orchestra - All That Strauss (tcb-Records/ CH)
  • 1998: Nouvelle Cuisine - Ultimate Sentences(atmu CD 97003; Hans Koller Preis CD d.Jahres 1998)
  • 1997: Wayne Darling Band - Rain Cave (sos-Records J-011)
  • 1995: Wayne Darling Band - Gone Again (SBF-CD 450294)
  • 1993: Rüdiger Oppermann - Unchain my Harp (Biber/in-akustik 66531)
  • 1990: Rüdiger Oppermann - Durchs wilde Harfistan (Wundertüte/DA 72.152)
  • 1988: Rüdiger Oppermann - Neues aus Harfistan (Wundertüte/DA131)
  • 1996: Hakim Ludin - The Silk Road (Brother Records CD 5009562)
  • 1995: Friedemann - Legends of Light (Biber/in-akustik 66611)
  • 1993: Ralf Illenberger - Soleil (Biber/in-akustik 66521 ADCD 3025)
  • 1992: Timna Brauer - Mozart Anders (Blue Danube X-00020-2)
  • 1989: Swing & Musical Orchester Graz - Swingtime ORF (Adler Musikverlag)
  • 1988: Tangavan Latin Band (RPM Music 13007)
  • 1987: Andrew Lloyd Webber - Song & Dance Live Global Records & Tapes (BMG)
  • 1987: Hochschule für Musik Graz - Jazz Workshop 1 (Viennola LP 120 992)
  • 1986/1996: Gerhard Lipold - Mandala (Extraplatte/OEM 009)
  • 1982: Rodgau Monotones - wollt Ihr Musik oder was?? (Rockport Records RO 011)

 

(As Producer)

  • 2007: Vienna Art Orchestra – 30 Years (Universal Music Austria)
  • 2005: Vienna Art Orchestra – Swingin' Affairs (Universal Music Austria)
  • 2004: Vienna Art Orchestra – Big Band Poetry (Universal Music Austria)
  • Wayne Darling - The Art of the Bass Vol.2 (feat.Marc Johnson & John Hollenbeck LAIKA-Rec. 35101872 (D))
  • Wayne Darling - The Art of the Bass Vol.1 (feat.Niels-Henning Ørsted-Pedersen) LAIKA-Rec. 3510165.2 (D))
  • 2000: Sabina Hank - Softly Spoken (s.hart © 1/2000)
  • 2000: Vienna Art Orchestra - Artistry In Rhythm (TV-Film © 2000 sf-drs)
  • 2000: Peter Kunsek - 21st Century Rag, Jive Music/A (Sounddesign)
  • 1998: Vienna Art Orchestra - American Rhapsody (RCA Victor/ New York)
  • 1998: Moka Efti - Fata Morgana (Daddy Kate/ Paengg 384) (feat. Charlie Mariano, HvK, R.Schaeffer)
  • 1997: Vienna Art Orchestra - Ballads (53709-2 Verve/Polygram)
  • 1996: Hölderlin Express - electric flies (akku disk 3028)
  • 1994: Hölderlin Express - hölderlin express (akku disk)

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