Jazz enthusiast since 1964, just in time before my classmates devided into either Beatles or Rolling Stones fans. Played acoustic bass in the orchestra of my local music school. Studied sociology at the university of Bielefeld, and worked as a business research analyst. Started my own web site back in the '90s. On early retirement since 2005. Working as Joe Fonda's webmaster since Feb'06 after meeting him at a concert of Conference Call in Germany. Published a Charlie Mariano Tribute website early October of 2007 (see Favorite Websites for the link).