Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
Eppinger, Stephan, drums; b. Mehrstetten, Germany, 2 August 1962. His parents are Ingrid (b. 1940) and Hermann (b. 1936). He has two brothers, one a professor, one a jazz musician (Daniel Eppinger, piano). He studied classical drums and jazz drum set from 1984-1987 at hochschule for musik graz, Austria. He studied jazz drums and classical drums from 1987-1990 at amsterdsam conservatory, getting 2 diplomas in 1990 (artist diploma and teacher diploma). From 1990-2002, he was a teacher at the New Jazz School Munich.
He has worked with Ack van Rooyen, Bart van Lier, Erik van Lier, Jim Hall, Roman Schwaller, Ferdinand Povel, Sal Nistico, Dusko Goykowich, Milt Jackson, Al Porcino, B. Dennerlein, Ray Anderson, Andy Sheppard, Philippe Catherine, Jerry van Rooyen, Thilo Wolf, Joe Kienemann,Allan Harris, William Galison, Panama Ensemble, Sabina Hank Trio, Orch. des Bayr. Rundfunks, etc. He has played festivals all over Europe and also in Mexico.
He is the leader of the Stephan Eppinger Trio (with Daniel Eppinger, Karsten Gnettner) and is part of Point (with Tony Lakatos, Martin Scales, Stefan Rademacher, Daniel Eppinger), Brazileiro (with Lisa Wahland, Paulo Alves, Borel de Souza, Christian Diener, Daniel Eppinger), and Espresso.
Stephan Eppinger + Friends feat. William Galison; Point (1997)
Max Neissendorfer: Heartbeat (1997); Tony Koudele: Kaleidoskop (1997); Sabina Hank: Uncovered Soul (1997), Softly Spoken; William Galison Group: Moontango (1997); Jenny Evans: Girl Talk; L. Hrdlicka: Falling Lovers; Christoph Widmoser: Dreaming Boy in Concert; Thilo Wolf Big Band: Russian Classics; Thilo Wolf and Windsbacher Knabenchor: Von Bach bis Ellington3; Sabina Hank: Blue Moments; Thilo Kreitmeier: Changes (2000); Tony Koudele (2000); Brazileiro
"Thilo Wolf Big Band in Burghausen3 (1995); Barbara Dennerlain in Rastatt (1994), in Pori (SF), In Molde (N); TV div. Sendungen mit Thilo Wolf (1997,98,99,2000,01,02)
Broadcasts with: "POINT," "Dreaming Boy," "Brazileiro," Allan Harris, Barbara Dennerlein, Max Neissendorfer, Joe Kienemann, Dusko Goykowich, Thilo Wolf, Sabina Hank