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INFO KLEMENS MARKTLdrummer/composer/arranger/educator/producer
„I have toured with Klemens Marktl, playing his original compositions and arrangements.
He is a wonderful drummer, a writer possessing a high degree of creativity and an assured band leader.“
Copyright: Christine Haas
This Austrian musician who is so intensively and strongly committed to the exploration of the classic jazz tradition, is the Carinthian Klemens Marktl. If you listen to his music, you feel like you are catapulted into the bloom of modern jazz. Straight-ahead jazz at its best in the tradition of the master craftsman – without getting boring at any time. Although Marktl seldom uses the common music canon for the um-pteenth reinterpretation of old jazz standards but amazes with immense authentic imaginative original compositions. You could think he looks over the shoulder of a legendary Miles Davis, John Coltrane or Thelonious Monk. Everything BIG starts small …Klemens Marktl was born in Klagenfurt in 1976 and received classic piano less-ons at the age of 6. But soon it was obvious that the piano was not the inst-rument of his choice. As a teenager he changed over to the drums that should define his whole following musical career. Already with 21 he completed his first studies at the conservatory of Klagenfurt, followed by study visits in Den Haag and Amsterdam. The most formative final touch Marktl retrieved in New York City from some of the masterminds of modern jazz drumming: Jazz legends like Jimmy Cobb, Jimmy Wormworth and Modern Jazz Drummers like Kenny Wa-shington, Lewis Nash, Jeff “Tain” Watts, John Riley, Tony Moreno, Ralph Peterson Jr., Ali Jackson, Rodney Green, Johnathan Blake, Kendrick Scott, Eric McPherson, Willie Jones III, Carl Allen, Gregory Hutchinson, Clarence Penn, Eric Harland, Ari Hoenig, Steve Hass, Geoff Clapp and Latin Drummers Mark Walker, Vanderlei Pereira, Portinho and Funk Drummer Adam Deitch. This selection of top-class mentors shows Marktl´s relevant imprint which is positioned intensely within the range of “modern jazz” and “neobop”.
First steps in the NetherlandsAfter completion of his “years of apprenticeship” Marktl has been in the Nether-lands for 6 years where he little by little made a name for himself as drummer and bandleader of the international jazz scene. This process culminated in two occurrences that also ended his time in the Netherlands. On the one hand the first price at the “Leid´sch Jazz Award” in 2001 and on the other side the recor-ding of his first album The Challenge in 2003 together with Michael Erian (sax), Bob Wijnen (piano, fender rhodes), Jeroen Vierdag (bass) and special guest Jas-per Blom (sax).
Time in New YorkIn January 2003 Marktl moved to New York City where he quickly became part of the upcoming jazz elite around Vincent Herring, Rob Bargad, John Swana, Waldron Riks, Mark Rapp and played at night-time jam sessions in the clubs and home sessions with Robert Glasper, Greg Tardy, Hans Glawischnig, Aaron Goldberg, Matt Penman, Johannes Weidenmüller, Christian McBride, Roy Harg-rove, Wes Anderson, Wynton Marsalis, Brian Lynch or Chris Potter. At this time he founded together with Chris Cheek (sax), Aaron Goldberg (piano) und Matt Penman (bass) his own quartet with which he published his second album Ocean Avenue at the famous Barlecona-based Label „Fresh Sound New Talent“. At the end of 2004 the charismatic Austrian felt drawn to his home country and chose Vienna as his new working area. From here he made himself distinctive as sideman and bandleader in the national and international jazz scene.
Marktl's various projectsKlemens Marktl's projects – with which he is on tour at the most famous Euro-pean Jazzclubs and Festivals – are remarkable in the way of an extreme high concentration of international band fellows whose contacts he made during his numerous stays abroad. For example the following outfits: Jazz Quartet “New Spirit” with Michael Erian (sax), Renato Chicco (piano) and Marc Abrams/Mi-lan Nikolić (bass); Brotherhood with Jure Pukl (sax), Sava Miletić (piano), Milan Nikolić (bass), Drums & Keys with Rob Bargad (piano, Hammond organ), Renato Chicco (piano, Hammond organ) and Erwin Schmidt (piano, Hammond organ), the Klemens Marktl “Free Spirit” Quartet with Johannes Enders respectively Mi-chael Erian (sax), Peter Madsen (piano) und Milan Nikolić (bass) – with whom Marktl's third album Free Spirit was recorded live at “Porgy & Bess“ in Vienna in 2008 – and also the Flip Philipp/Klemens Marktl Constellation with Andy Midd-leton (sax), Adrian Mears (trombone), Flip Philip (vibraphon), Milan Nikolić (bass) und Luis Ribeiro (percussion), with whom he puplished his fourth CD Open Sea in 2011. Above all Marktl calls attention again and again with furthermore exci-ting projects as co-leader with for example. Johnson 3! with Michael Erian and Rob Bargad, Organic Mode with John Swana (trumpert), Herwig Gradischnig (sax) und Rob Bargad or „NY-Explosion“ with Joe Locke (vibraphon), Andy Midd-leton (sax) and Michael Janisch (bass). The amazing list of further cooperations can be found under the theme “facts & figures”.
Back to the rootsBeside his musical activities he was nominated for the “Hans Koller Sideman of the Year Award” in 2006 and is also a successful arranger, composer and edu-cator. Insofar Marktl is an academic at the institute of cultural as well as at the Vienna Music Institute (VMI) and leads various workshops like „Poysdorf Jazz & Wine Summer“, Jazzinty Novo Mesto (Slo), “Musikforum Viktring”.
Since 2011 Marktl is professor for Jazz-Drums studies at the Conservatory in Klagenfurt and therefore he went back to his roots. That didn´t stop his commit-ment. Contiguous to his many gigs as bandleader or sideman he composed the songs for his latest album December which was recorded (at the famous label “Fresh Sound New Talent”) in April 2015 in New York - together with some of the best musicians of the international jazz scene under the band name Klemens Marktl Sextet: Seamus Blake, John Ellis, Aaron Goldberg, Joe Locke and Harish Raghavan.
Klemens Marktl is without doubt one of the most important European drum-mers of the new generation and offers with his international projects a unique opportunity to experience top-class modern jazz. So if somebody wants to spa-re a journey to New York City should not neglect this “Hip Cat”.
Facts & FiguresSelection of cooperations
Vocalists: Dena DeRose, Marion Cowings, Jessica Williams, Caroline DeRooij, JD Walter, Ines Reiger, Nina Strnad, Denise Jannah, Lori Williams, Ellen D, Carole Alston.
Aaron GoldbergAndy MiddletonAnke HelfrichAruan OrtizBarry HarrisBastian SteinBenito GonzalesBoris Kozlov Christian HavelClemens SalesnyCorcoran HoltCristiano ArcelliCyrille OswaldDaniel NösigDaniel SadownickDanny GrissettDemian CabaudDezron DouglasDon FriedmanErich KleinschusterFlip PhilippFritz PauerGeorge GarzoneGeorge MrazGilad AtzmonGina SchwarzGreg TardyHans GlawischnigHarish RaghavanHarry NeuwirthHarry SokalHarvie SHeinrich von KalneinHelmut KagererHerwig GradischnigIgor LumpertJaka Kopač
Jaleel ShawJames MorrisonJani Moder Jason RigbyJasper BlomJean ToussaintJeanfrancois Prins Jim RotondiJoe Locke Johannes EndersJohannes WeidenmüllerJesse van RullerJohn B. WilliamsJohn Di Martino John EllisJohn RuoccoJohn SwanaJon DavisJörg SeidelJoris TeepeJulia SiedlJuraj StanikJure PuklKalman OlahKaren AsatrianKenny WernerKirk LightseyLarry CoryellLee HarperLenart KrečičLubos SramekMarc AbramsMario RomMarko ČrnčecMartin GjakonovskiMartin ReiterMatt Penman
Matthias PichlerMelissa AldanaMichael BreckerMichael ErianMichael JanischMilan NikolićMorten RamsbølNikola StanosevićOliver KentPaul ImmPeter BeetsPeter BernsteinPeter MadsenPhil PalombiPhillip HarperPrimus SitterRadovan TariskaRenato ChiccoRick MargitzaRob BargadRobert BonisoloRobert JukičRotem SivanSava Miletic Seamus BlakeSimone ZanchiniSoweto KinchStefan „Pista“ Bartus Stefano BedettiStefano SenniTim ArmacostTim RiesTino DeradoTonč FeinigTony LakatosUgonna OkegwoVid JamnikWes Anderson
Band projectsJazz Quartet “New Spirit” with Michael Erian (sax), Renato Chicco (piano) and Marc Abrams/Milan Nikolić (bass)Brotherhood with Jure Pukl (sax), Sava Miletić (piano), Milan Nikolić (bass) Drums & Keys with Rob Bargad (piano, Hammond organ), Renato Chicco (piano, Hammond organ) and Erwin Schmidt (piano, Hammond organ)Klemens Marktl „Free Spirit“ Quartet
with Johannes Enders/Michael Erian (sax), Peter Madsen (piano) and Milan Nikolić (bass) Flip Philipp/Klemens Marktl Constellation with Andy Middleton (sax), Adrian Mears (tombone), Flip Philip (vibraphon), Milan Nikolić (bass) and Luis Ribeiro (percussion)Johnson 3! with Michael Erian (sax) und Rob Bargad (piano, Hammond organ)Organic Mode with John Swana (trumpet), Herwig Gradischnig (sax) and Rob Bargad (piano, Hammond organ)NY-Explosion with Joe Locke (vibraphon), Andy Middleton (sax) and Michael Janisch (bass)Michael Brecker Tribute Band with Lenart Krečič (sax), Jani Moder (guitar), Renato Chicco (organ)ZZ Bottom with Stefano Senni (bass, bandleader), Cristiano Arcelli (sax), Stefano Bedetti (sax)Slavic Soul Trio with Jure Pukl (sax, bandleader), Milan Nikolič/Michael Janisch (bass)Jive Coffee Trio with Guido Jeszenszky (guitar), Renato Chicco (organ)Klemens Marktl Sextet with Milan Nikolič (bass), Vid Jamnik (vibraphon), Marko Črnčec (piano), Michael Erian (sax), Lenart Krečič (sax)Markt(l)Xperiment with Lenart Krečič/Jaka Kopač (sax), Marko Črnčec/Lubos Sramek (piano), Milan NIkolić/Stefan „Pista“ Bartus (bass)Erian-Sitter-Marktl Trio with Michael Erian (sax), Primus Sitter (guitar)
Big BandsUAJO – Upper Austrian Jazz OrchestraAlex Ehrenreich Big BandDen Haag All Star Big BandMAO – Modern Art Orchestra BudapestGustav Brom Big Band (CZ)Robert Bachner Big Band
5 CD publishings2003 The Challenge (rec. in Holland, Jazz 'n Arts)2004 Ocean Avenue (rec. in New York, FSNT 240)2008 Free Spirit Quartet LIVE (rec. @ Porgy & Bess Vienna, Alessa Records)2011 Open Sea (in Kooperation mit Flip Philipp) (rec. in Austria, ATS Records)2015 December (rec. in New York, FSNT 489)
As a Sideman Marktl plays the drums on about 30 recordings – selection:Don Friedman Trio: Nite LitesJani Moder: Abacus; Sky High Low DownTonč Feinig Trio: LIVEReinhard Micko Trio: ViewsMartin Reiter: Chez ez SadaRobert Bachner Big Band: Moments Of Noise Herwig Gradischnig: Fine Four; Ghost TrioHollotrio: Golem; ToguRob Bargad Piano Trio: Mom's Good WishesMike Ievtushenko Trio: PrayerOrganic Mode: Nasty Junething feat. John SwanaJohnson 3: What About Love; The Magic NutJulia Siedl: Mini Saw AttackGina Schwarz: SchwarzmarktJohn B. Williams: African Queen; Tribute To Horace Silver; ArabesqueJörg Seidel: Merci – My Personal Tribute To Udo JürgensMark Rapp: Good Eats feat. Don Braden (Tribute to Lou Donaldson)DYADHOP: Distance Ellen D & Band: Love At First Sight; Safe My SoulIn the Zone feat. George GarzoneCouch Ensemble: Winnetou; Winne 2CHOUB: Iranian-Austrian Quartet
New CD „December“, 2015Copyright: Christine Haas
Various Festival gigs - SelectionNorth Sea Jazz Festival (NL)Sopot Jazz Festival (PL)Jazzfestival Wiesen, Jazzfestival Steyr, Inntöne Festival (AT)Snow Jazz Gastein, Grenzfluss Worldjazzfestival (AT)Baladoor Festival Koper, Ljubljana Jazz Festival (SLO)Sibiu Jazz Festival (RO) Novi Sad Jazz Festival, Panjevo Jazz Festival, Valjevo Jazz Festival (SERB)
Special HighlightsInvitations from some of the most well-known musicians of the US like for example Don Friedman and John Di Martino was followed by gigs at the most famous New Yorker jazzclubs like Smalls Jazzclub, The Kitano, Fat Cat – or from John Swana at the Chris' Jazz Cafe in Philadephia and in New Orleans.
At the “Inntöne Festival” 2014 Marktl was invited to play the drums for the amazing George Mraz Trio.
3 weeks tour through the UK with the Jure Pukl´s Slavic Soul Trio with Michael Janisch.
Gig with the legendary guitar player Larry Coryell as feat. Soloist at the concert tour „Markt(l)Xperiment“, December 2014.
Marktl played the piano four-handed with the multiple Grammy Award winner Chick Corea at his concert at the Congress Center Villach in 2015.
Gigs in New York with his own band formations feat. e.g. Benito Gonzales, Jason Rigby, Jure Pukl, Dezron Douglas.
MentorsJazz legends like Jimmy Cobb, Jimmy Wormworth and Modern Jazz Drummer like Kenny Washington, Lewis Nash, Jeff “Tain” Watts, John Riley, Tony Moreno, Ralph Peterson Jr., Ali Jackson, Rodney Green, Johnathan Blake, Kendrick Scott, Eric McPherson, Willie Jones III, Carl Allen, Gregory Hutchinson, Clarence Penn, Eric Harland, Ari Hoenig, Steve Hass, Geoff Clapp and Latin Drummers Mark Walker, Vanderlei Pereira, Portinho and Funk Drummer Adam Deitch.
Professor for drums at various international workshops – selection: Poysdorf Jazz & Wine SummerJazzinty Novo Mesto (Slo)Musikforum ViktringJazzwoche Scheibbs and many more
Quotes„I have toured with Klemens Marktl,
playing his original compositions and arrangements. He is a wonderful drummer, a writer possessing a high degree of creativity
and an assured band leader.“ Joe Locke
„Klemens Marktl is a creative force to be reckoned with!“John di Martino
„Klemens Marktl is conscientious student of his craft. As a bandleader he is selfless, quirky, tasteful and more than clever:
a generous leader with something fresh to say.“Aaron Goldberg
„Klemens Marktl is one of the most talents to come out of Europe on his instrument and
he will make a significant contribution to the continuum of great jazz drummers
that also are composers and bandleaders.“ Ralph Peterson Jr.
Endorsements: Canopus Drums, Bosphorus Cymbals, Agner Drumsticks
ContactMM Klemens Marktldrummer/composer/arranger/educator/producertel.: +43 (0)699 10327523klemensma[email protected]://vimeo.com/129133907