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Monika Herzig

Monika Herzig- Experiencing Chick Corea at JAM MUSIC LAB University

October 13th, 2017

Monika Herzig is a German-born jazz pianist, composer and musicologist. She presents and talks about her new book. Read more ...

 Larry Appelbaum

Interview with jazz historian Larry Appelbaum

June 10th, 2017

In May 2017, Larry Appelbaum, American jazz scholar, critic, broadcaster and Senior Music Specialist at the Library of Congress, and myself met in Washington D.C. and discussed the goals of the new music university in Vienna.

Bill Dobbins

Lecture and Master Class with Bill Dobbins at JAM MUSIC LAB University

June 7th, 2017

Bill Dobbins, professor of jazz studies at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester will talk about the music of Thelonious Monk. The Music of a composer and improviser.

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Chameleon Changes Live

Chameleon Changes at Jazzland Vienna

December 12th, 2016
Chameleon Changes plays two concerts at JAZZLAND in Vienna on January 6th and 7th 2017.
Spheres of a Genius. 100 years of Thelonious Monk

Spheres of a genius. 100 years of Thelonious Monk

November 28th, 2016
A jazz composition competition by JAM MUSIC LAB in cooperation with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.

15 Years of Quinton Records - Chameleon Changes at Porgy & Bess on Sep 30th

September 5th, 2016

Chameleon Changes’ record company QUINTON celebrates its 15th anniversary.

thomas gansch

Looking forward to playing with Thomas Gansch and Friends on September 10th

September 5th, 2016

Sighardt Donabaum’s winery in Spitz an der Donau is not just a fabulous place for enjoying great wines in one of Austria’s most beautiful areas, the Wachau. It’s becoming more and more of a hot spot for jazz as well.

Chameleon Changes at Jazz Fest Wien 2016

Chameleon Changes at JAZZ FEST WIEN 2016

July 26th, 2016

Line up: Bertl Mayer (chrom. harp), Herwig Gradischnig (reeds), Daniel Nösig (trp.), Robert Bachner (trb.), Oliver Kent (p.), Hans Strasser (b.), Mario Gonzi (dr.), Marcus Ratka (guit., musical director)

Larry Appelbaum

Lectures with Larry Appelbaum

July 26th, 2016
It was an absolute pleasure to host Larry Appelbaum at JAM MUSIC LAB and the Jewish Museum Vienna. At JAM MUSIC LAB Larry Appelbaum held a lecture on music business: “So You Made Your CD, Now What?” Here he gave practical advice on jazz career development for the institute’s students.
Chameleon Changes, The Dangerous Lab

Chameleon Changes - The Dangerous Lab

July 1st, 2016


Just by walking, you’ll find new ways! 

studies on musical hermeneutic

Studies on Artistic Research and Musical Hermeneutics

June 24th, 2016

At the Institute of Musicology, Vienna, I was part of a several year long ongoing research seminar on musical hermeneutics, which was led by the musicologist Gernot Gruber.

Chameleon Changes on stage

Preparing for playing at the Jazz Fest Wien

May 4th, 2016
Had a great foto session with Lukas Beck and Chameleon Changes. Preparing for playing at the JAZZ FEST WIEN on July 8th 2016.
Composition in Jazz scores

Research on Composition in Jazz

May 4th, 2016
At the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna I’m currently working on a PhD thesis "Composition in Jazz". I´m very much looking forward to getting in contact with more scholars, composers, musicians, journalists, broadcasters, those who are generally interested in jazz, as well as people working on similar topics and who are also interested in sharing ideas and knowledge accordingly.
Rex Richardson

Looking forward to hosting Rex Richardson at JAM MUSIC LAB

May 4th, 2016
Renowned international trumpeter Rex Richardson is a Yamaha Performing Artist and a veteran of the acclaimed chamber group Rhythm & Brass, the Brass Band of Battle Creek, and jazz legend Joe Henderson’s Quintet and Sextet.