Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
Studied double-bass with Prof. Ulrich Lau in Stuttgart from 1975-1980. Since 1986 living in Munich, Germany. Mostly freelancing with musicians such as Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse, Clifford Jordan, Lee Konitz, Sal Nistico, Mel Lewis, Mark Murphy, Joe Lovano, Billy Cobham, Toots Thielemanns, Tom Harrell, Buddy deFranco, Peter Bernstein Don Menza, Bobby Shew, John Betsch, Mose Allison, Kirk Lightsey and others. As a member of Peter Herbolzheimer's "Rhythm Combination and Brass" 1986-98, he did concerts and recordings with Stan Getz, Eartha Kitt, Philip Catherine, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Charlie Mariano, Etta Cameron, David Friedman, and Dianne Reeves He's done recordings and concerts with the Al Porcino Big Band, Joe Haider Jazz Orchestra, WDR Bigband with Rob McConnell or Jerry van Rooyen, SDR Bigband with Bill Holman or Jens Winther and the Munich Jazz Orchestra (Projects with Joe Haider, Roger Jannotta, Kenny Wheeler & Rob Pronk), Member of the Generations Festival Frauenfeld (CH) Bigband (1998 Bill Holman - 2000 Peter Herbolzheimer - 2002 Matthias R'egg). He was a member of the European Broadcasting Bigband (EBU) in 1990. He was professor for double-bass at the Musikhochschule Mannheim 1996. In 1998, he became co-founder of the Munich Jazz orchestra.
Human Spirit (featuring Jim Ridl) (1993); What's New (featuring Kenny Wheeler) (1996); Straight Four (featuring Ack van Rooyen (1999); Straight Four II (featuring Lee Konitz (2000)
Joe Haider Orchestra & Mel Lewis: Keep Hot (1987); Klaus Weiss Quintett feat. Clifford Jordan (1988); Wolfgang Haffner Quintett: Whatever it is (1991); Roman Schwaller & Mel Lewis (1992); Bill Holman & SDR Big Band (1994); Rachel Gould: More Of Me (1994); Harvey Wainapel: At Home-On the Road (1994); Larry Porter: March Blues (1995); Roman Schwaller feat. Jimmy Cobb: Some Changes in Life (1997)l Frank Foster & J. Seefelder: Live at Feuerwache Mannheim (1997); Peter Herbolzheimer RC & B + Dianne Reeves: Colours of a Band (1997); Johnny Griffin-Sal Nistico-Roman Schwaller: 3 Generations of Tenorsax (1997); Roman Schwaller feat. Jimmy Cobb: Live at Nachtcafe (1999); Roman Schwaller Nonet: The Original Tunes (2001); Munich Jazz Orchestra & Kenny Wheeler: Sometime Suite (2002);
Editor of the "1st German Realbook"
Winner of the "Jazz Prize Of Baden-W'rttemberg" in 1986