Jörg Kaufmann

"During the last 30 years I have played a lot of different vintage saxophones like Selmer Mark VI, Balanced Action and SBA, King Super 20 or Conn Ladyface. But my Cannonball Vintage Tenor Saxophone is the perfect combination of them all! The fantastic free blowing feel, the big, rich and colourful sound, the perfect intonation and the amazing key work makes it to the best modern saxophone of today in my opinion." ~ Jörg Kaufmann

SWR Big Band


Jörg Kaufmann studied flute and classical music in Saarbrücken and saxophone and jazz in Cologne with Wolfgang Engstfeld, Jiggs Whigham, Axel Jungbluth, Manfred Schoof ; lessons and workshops with Dave Liebman, Bob Mintzer, Steve Swallow, Jesse Bennett and others.

Touring and performing with: Supersession, Alphonse Mouzon, Thilo Berg, Bob Mintzer, Slide Hampton, Axel Fischbacher, Pete York, Barbara Morrison, Danny Gottlieb, Bobby Shew, John Scofield, Don Menza, Barbara Dennerlein, Nina Corti, SWR Big Band, Max Greger, Paul Kuhn and many more.

Recordings with: SWR Big Band, WDR Big Band, NDR Big Band, Koeln Bigband, Peter Herbolzheimer, Ron Williams, Chaka Khan, Billy Cobham, Bobby Shew, Danny Gottlieb, Rosani Reis, Matthias Rüegg, Paul Kuhn, Bill Ramsey, Dieter Reith, Django Bates, Annie Whitehead, Bob Florence, Rob Mc Connell, Sammy Nestico, Toshiko Akyioshi , Bob Curnow, Hiram Bullock and more, Apart from that he performed with: Eartha Kitt, Jennifer Rush, Deborah Sasson, The Platters, The Supremes, Gloria Gaynor, Johnny Logan, Caterina Valente, Howard Carpendale, Georgie Fame, Duffy Jackson, Max Greger, The Temptations ...

Jörg Kaufmann was a professor at the musicacademy ARTEZ in Arnhem (Holland) from 1990-2010 and plays with the SWR Big Band and Barbara Dennerlein's "Bebab" permanently.

Presently, Jörg Kaufmann is also working as a high school teacher and band director on a school in Langenfeld, Germany

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