(Jonas Burgwinkel), Germany
Jonas Burgwinkel is a very sought after player in the European jazz scene. He studied drums at music colleges in Cologne, Boston and Maastricht with Michael Küttner, Ralph Peterson and Jamey Haddad. He was awarded the reknown “ECHO JAZZ” 2012 as best drummer “BEST SOLOIST AWARD” on the European Jazz Competition at the North Sea Jazz festival, the prestigious “WDR JAZZPREIS” and “SWR JAZZPREIS” in Germany and the Dutch “TRITONE AWARD” among others.
The press refers to him often as one of the leading young percussion players of the European Jazz scene. Burgwinkel also holds the drum Professor chair at the reknown “Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln”. During his young career he has already recorded over 50 jazz albums and toured worldwide in numerous different settings with artists like John Scofield, Chris Potter, Mark Murphy, Lee Konitz, Uri Caine, John Taylor, Till Brönner, Chris Speed, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Nils Wogram or Dave Liebman.