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Kugel, Klaus

Kugel, Klaus, drums, percussion; b. Lindenberg, Germany, 6 July 1959. He grew up in Ulm, Couiza (South France) and Lindenberg. His parents are Ms. E. Kugel and Mr. A. Kugel. He studied drums with Tomas Stoetzer for a half year at the School of Jazz in Munich in 1981.

Since 1986 he is member of the Michel Pilz Quartet. Since 1989 he has been playing with the Lithuanian soprano-saxophonist Petras Vysniauskas ; since 1994 with Theo Jrgensmann.  He has worked alongside Tomasz Stanko, Zbigniew Namyslowski, Kenny Wheeler, Charlie Mariano, Karl Berger, Kent Carter, John Tchicai, Lee Konitz, Reiner Winterschladen, Nils Wogram, Vyacheslav Ganelin, Gerd Dudek, Antatoly Vapirov, Enver Izmaylov, Perry Robinson, Kornel Horvath, Glen Moore, Bobo Stenson, Wolter Wierbos, Vladimir Volkov, John Law to name but a few.

He's performed concerts all over Europe, ex. UdSSR, Canada, USA, Syria, Japan, South America and China. He performed on festivals such as JazzHaus Festival Cologne 86, Jazz Festival Leipzig 88, Jazzfestival Vilnius 89 u. 93, Jazzfestival Kaunas 93+94, Jazzfestival Yokohama 98, Jazz Night Luenen 98 + 2000, Solo Virtuos Gelsenkirchen 98, Worms Jazzt 98, Klap Op De Vuurpejl Amsterdam 98, Paranoia Festival Tilburg 98, Jazz Podium Ruhr 98, Du Murier Festival International De Jazz Vancouver 99, Du Murier Festival International De Jazz Montreal 99, Mare Balticum 99, JazzFest Berlin 99, Jazz Festival Muenster 99, Rheinisches Musikfest 90+99+2002, European Musicfestival Muensterland 99, Jazz Festival Eldena 99, Moscow Off Jazz 99, Euro-Syrian Jazz Festival 99, Duisburger Akzente 2000, Jazz Festival Varna 2000, Jazz Woche Hannover 2001, JazzArt 2002, Rheinisches Musikfest 2002, Jazz Line Munich 2002, Euro Jazzfestival Mexico 2002, Vilnius Festivalis 2002, Leigo Jrvemuusika Festival 2002 (Estland), Jazz Festival Nanjing 2002 (China), Jazz Festival W'rzburg 2002, New Music Festival Potsdam 2002 a.o..

Contact information:
Klaus Kugel
Berliner Str. 68
51063 Kln
Germany
fax/phone: +49 221 608 74 21
mobile:  +49 173 25 450 25
email:    klaus.kugel@epost.de
http://klauskugel.kulturserver-nrw.de

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