Bernhard Wiesinger

... Four virtuosos meet on equal footing. This miraculous interaction re-emerges as a result, which is the real magic of jazz. Eight pieces come from Wiesinger's pen...

Biography

Bernhard Wiesinger is an Austrian jazz saxophonist and composer.

Bernhard Wiesinger studied instrumental and vocal pedagogy (IGP) and concert saxophone at the Vienna Conservatory and completed both studies with distinction in 2005. As part of his postgraduate studies, he spent two semesters at the renowned Berklee College Of Music in Boston/USA (2005/06) and received a Masters of Arts degree in saxophone at the "Konservatorium Wien Privatunversität".

He was selected as a young talent at the MM Nachwuchsföderung in 2007.

Bernhard has been a lecturer at the International Jazz Workshop at the Poysdorf Jazz & Wine Summer since 2006 and acted as a lecturer for; flute/saxophone/clarinet at the International Master Class in Mistelbach 2009-2013.

He played in China, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, USA, ...

Current album

Bernhard Wiesinger - Notice That Moment

Bernhard Wiesinger - saxophone, composition
Kevin Hays - piano, fender rhodes, vocals
Scott Colley - Bass
Bill Stewart - Drums

Wiesinger combines authenticity in his playing and individuality in his sound, smoothly mixing tradition and modernism in a serenely natural style. These attributes are reflected also in his choice of tracks, consisting of his own compositions, self-arranged jazz standards and songs from the legendary Motown era. He has collaborated with a variety of notable national and international artists, including Lori Williams, Harry Sokal, Fritz Pauer, Joris Dudli, Christian Havel, Jon Davis, John DiMartino, Renato Chicco and Jurai Bartos. Wiesinger has established himself as one of the most sought-after saxophonists on the Austrian jazz scene.

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Discography

  • Notice That Moment, 2020
Als Sideman
  • Aspiration, Joris Dudli, 2019
  • 13.03 Thirteen “O“ Three, Christian Havel, 2016
  • Fellowship, freeTENORS, 2014
  • Exploring Europe, Miss Moravia, 2013
  • Morning Silhouette, Albert Reifert, 2010
  • A Rewarding Journey, Joris Dudli, 2008
  • MM Festival 2007, Marianne Mendt, 2007

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