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Johannes Bauer

1954 born in Halle/Saale GDR

1963 began playing trombone

1971-1977 attended music school in East-Berlin

since 1972 member of Manfred Schulze Bläser Quintett

1972-77 played dance music with College Formation, Manfred Schulze Formation, Klaus Lenz Big Band

1978 compulsory military service (marching band)

since 1979 freelance improvising musician • lives in Berlin • leader of several workshop bands

1979/80 member of Andreas Altenfelder Quintett

1980 played first tour with saxophonist Peter Brötzmann

1981 formed DOPPELMOPPEL with brother Konrad Bauer, Uwe Kropinski and Helmut Joe Sachse

1986 began working regularly with pianist Fred Van Hove (trio with singer Annick Nozati 1987-2000)

1987-00 SLAWTERHAUS with Dietmar Diesner, Jon Rose, Peter Hollinger

1987 began cooperation with composer Helmut Zapf & Georg Katzer

since 1988 duo concerts with brother Konrad Bauer (BAUER BAUER)

1988/89 joined “THE MAN IN THE ELEVATOR ” H.Goebbels and H. Müller

since 1990 performed with German poet Uwe Kolbe

1992 formed “THE TRADITION TRIO” with Alan Silva and Roger Turner

1994-96 member of “KLICK – CLIQUE” improvising dance and music ensemble with Dietmar Diesner, Sascha Wals, Franz Poelstra, David Zambrano, Mark Tompkins

1997 joined FOURinONE with Martin Blume, Luc Houtkamp, Dieter Manderscheid

2002 collaboration with Chinese guzheng player Xu Feng Xia (duo and trio with Martin Blume)

2004 formed FUTCH with Thomas Lehn and Jon Rose

first concerts with Clayton Thomas and Tony Buck

first concerts with Ampio (Max E.Keller, Dietrich Petzold)

since 2005 formed BAUER 4 with Konrad Bauer, Matthias Bauer, Louis Rastig | member of Peter Brötzmann Chicage Tentet

since 2007 Trio “Sydney Graz Berlin” with Elisabeth Harnik & Clayton Thomas

2008 Founding member iTi (with Ken Vandermark, Paal Nielssen-Love, Thomas Lehn)

2009 joined Joe McPhee Brass Ass | member of SOL12 | became member of GRID MESH

seit 2010 “Bouge” with Isabelle Duthoit and Luc Ex

2014 new Quartet with Lotte Anker, John Edwards & Paul Lovens

Johannes Bauer performed with: Derek Baily Company, Globe Unity Orchestra, Uli Gumpert Workshop Band, Grubenklang Orchester, Jazz Orchester der DDR, Tony Oxley Celebration Orchestra, Fred Van Hove ‘t Nonett, Peter Brötzmann Alarm Orchestra / März Combo, Butch Morris Berlin Skyscrapers, Cecil Taylor European Orchestra, György Szabados Makuz Orchester, London Jazz Composers Orchestra, Alan Silva Celestrial Communication Orchestra, Ken Vandermarks Territory Band 4, Barry Guy New Orchestra, Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet u.a.



Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

3 Nights In Oslo

Catalytic Sound


Live Im Künstlerhaus

Gligg records


In Remebrance of the...

Not Two Records


Bold Times

Rare Music


AUS - Live In...







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