Moritz Baumgärtner – drums, sounds, music!
foto by Jochen Quast
born April 1985 in Zürich – CH
- Classical drum training from the age of 9 in Basel - CH - Drum lessons at Jazzschule Basel 2000 – 2003 - studying with John Hollenbeck, Jim Black, Jeff Ballar, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Greg Cohen. David Friedman, Kris Dahlgren at Jazz Institute Berlin from 2006 – 2011 Career: Moritz got to play concerts with Tony Malaby, Bob Stewart, Chris Tordini, Kurt Rosenwinkel, David Friedmann, Chris Hoffman, Perry Robinson, Ralph Alessi, Achim Kaufmann, Philipp Gropper, Pablo Held, Johannes Enders, Ack van Rooyen, Julia Hülsmann, Theo Bleckmann, Hayden Chisholm... He played on several Jazz festivals p.E. Jazz Baltica, Moers Festival, JazzTage Leipzig, Jazz by Off beat Basel (CH), Jazzfest Berlin, Jazzfestival Port au prince (Haiti), Langnau Jazz Nights (CH), Jazzfestival La Paz (Bolivia), Lugano Jazzfestival (CH), Jazzfestival Bergen (NO); Jazzfest Timisoara (RU), Jazz D’Or Berlin - Strasbourg......and other Festivals like Sziget Festival (Hungary), Kazantip Festival (Ukrain), Rock am Ring, SXSW Austin (USA), Dour Festival (Belgium), Fusion Festival, Hurricane... Moritz is / was touring frequently with many different Bands and Projects all over Europe. (p.E Melt Trio, Lisbeth Quartett, Johanna Borchert Band, TAU – Gropper/Eldh/Zoubeck, Das Rosa Rauschen, Uri Gincel Trio, Christian Weidner, Pablo Held, Matthias Pichler, Gabriel Coburger, Frittenbude, Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, Bonaparte, Saroos, The Eclectic Moniker and many more). His music also took im to USA, Southamerica, China, Russia, Ukraine, Haiti, Norway, Rumania, Denmark, Sweden, UK... You can find Moritz on over 30 different records on international labels (Traumton, Sony, Warner, Enja, Audiolith...) as a jazzdrummer and improviser but also as a rockdrummer. Prices / Scholarships: Jugend jazzt Bundeswettbewerb 1st Price (2003) Jazzma Scholarship (2003) Yehudi Menuhin Scholarship (since 2010) Jazzpreis Baden Württemberg 2nd Price 2010 Jazz Echo „Best Newcomer 2012“ Nominated for Jazz Echo 2015 „Melt Trio - Hymnolia“ Nominated for Jazz Echo 2017 "drums national"