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Friedrich Kunzmann

Born and raised in Frankfurt, Germany.

About Me

Born and raised in Frankfurt by a Stones-loving german father and an american beatlemaniac mother I fast became a music enthusiast for sure. In the course of the years and during my various studies at school, university etc. I was lucky enough to have lived in Tokyo, Paris and Avignon for longer periods of time. These city's definitely still feel like a bunch of jazz to me. I now reside in Vienna, Austria and study musicology. Jazz is my passion and the guitar my vehicle.

My Jazz Story

Jazz came pretty late to me. I was always crazy about music but only got to know the jazz side of things when I was about 18 and even then I only scratched the surface of a vast and untamable universe. Since I had made the jump coming from progressive-rock, my first jazz groups were strongly fusion natured. Return To Forever, Pat Metheny or Mahavishnu Orchestra were in the centre of my universe until finally the rest started to make sense as well. Not growing up listening to jazz in the very least really made it a challenging ride to get in to. But boy has it been worth it ever since!