Jochen Rueckert was born in 1975 near Koeln, Germany and started playing drums at age six. In 1995 he moved to Brooklyn, NY, where he lives now.
He has been playing and recording with a variety of bands including Marc Copland trio, Nils Wogram quartet, Kurt Rosenwinkel Group, Marc Turner Band, Chris Cheek, John Abercrombie, Sam Yahel, Pat Metheny, etc.
Jochen has been touring all over North and South America, eastern and western Europe, Asia and Australia. He is also known for his non-jazz work with NYC punk rock band Bonnie Lundy, NYC rock band Seems So Bright and electronic work with Marcus Schmickler, Jochen Bohnes, Hayden Chisholms, The inflictors, Burndt Friedman and Nublu bands, most mentionable Wax Poetic and I Led 3 Lives