BIOGRAPHY

Reiner Witzel is one of Europe`s strong voices in Jazz - and Popmusic .

Besides his main instrument the alto-saxophone he also plays soprano , tenor , baritone , flutes , clarinets and other woodwinds… .

He has performed around the world on major festivals including the Montreux-Jazzfestival , the Black-Sea Jazzfestival , the Montevideo Jazzfestival and has toured all five continents .

As a bandleader he has releases numerous cds with his groups "Reiner Witzel -Group" , "Witzel`s Venue" and "Drei im roten Kreis" ( "Three in the Red Circle") , featuring artists like David Sanborn , Vernon Reid and Lew Soloff .

He has also performed and / or recorded with many national and international artists including Richie Beirach , Defunkt , Gil Evans Orchestra , Fela Kuti , Xavier Naidoo , Marla Glen and Roger Cicero

Reiner has  composed music for television and theater , including tv-series for major TV-chanels.

Having studied at the Cologne College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music he now teaches at the Frankfurt - and the Düsseldorf College of Music .

He received various awards , including the 2nd prize at the international Henessy Jazz Search , a scholarship from the ministry of culture and a promotional award of the city of düsseldorf .


Reiner is endorsing P.Mauriat saxophones and Vandoren reeds & mouthpieces .


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