Education:

1995Degree in performace and education for Jazz
- Saxophone at the "Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität"
1996-1997Based on a Berklee entering students scholarship studies
at Berklee college of music in Boston, USA (perormance major)
1999-2003Composition (Tonsatz and Composition) at the
"Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität"

Woskshops/Master Class:

Bill Dobbins, Lenny Pickett, Eric Marienthal, Jerry Bergonzi, Walt Weiskopf, Leszek Zadlo, ...

Collaboration Musicians:

Richard Österreicher (AUT), Danny Grissett (USA), Karl Ratzer (AUT), Larry Porter (USA), Don Menza (USA), Bobby Dodge (USA), Paul Imm (USA), John Edwards (USA), Doug Johnson (USA), Benito Gonzalez (USA), Haroldo Mauro (BRA), Junior Galante (BRA), Rex Richardson (USA),...

Collaboration Big Bands/Groups:

Alpine Aspects, Duke Ellington revival with the Conservatory Big Band Vienna (Conductor: Bill Dobbins, with Clark Terry, Lois Bellson, Norris Turney, jimmy Woode), Velvet Elevator, Teddy Ehrenreich Big Band, Russkaja, Zwe All Star Big Band, Hans Salomon&Vienna Big Band Machine, Karl Ratzer Sextet&Septet, Mimika Ensemble - London, Vienna Jazz Orchestra, Notes And Tones Jazz Orchestra, ...

Clubs/Venues:

Jazzland Vienna, Porgy&Bess, Zwe, Leibnitzer Jazztage, Spice of Life London (UK), Bacchus Jazz Club Zagreb (HR),  Jazz Fiesta Balatongyörök (HU), Copenhagen Jazz Festival (Tango Y Vino, DK), Goodnight Sun, Västra Hamnen (SE),  Piec Art Acoustic Jazz Club Kraków (PL), Jazz Dock Prague (CZ)

Projects:

Ray Aichinger Quintet, Ray Aichinger Organ Four, Ray Aichinger Souljazz Quintet, Ray Aichinger (AUT) - Mattias Nilsson (SE), Notes and Tones Jazz Orchestra, Let's groove Jazz, Parkers Mojo,...


Saxophonist and composer Ray Aichinger is a member of a upcoming generation of jazz musicians who are attracting attention by being at ease with a variety of musical genres. These could include a modern classical quintet,  the well known 'Organ Format' or a duo with piano. Many centuries ago the famous Persian poet Omar Khayyam proposed that "when one is presented with lined paper, write sideways." In a similar vein, Ray Aichinger has skilfully shown that the fusion of modern improvisation with swing jazz can produce impressive and appealing results. (Jazzland)



Der Saxophonist und Komponist Ray Aichinger zählt zur jüngeren Generation der aufstrebenden Jazzmusiker und fällt unter anderem auch angenehmst auf weil er sich in verschiedensten Genres bewegt. Sei es im (modern-) klassischen Quintett, im bekannten Orgel Format oder im Duo mit Piano. Der berühmte persische Dichter Omar Khayyam formulierte vor vielen Jahrhunderten: "Wenn man dir liniertes Papier gibt, schreibe quer über die Zeilen!" Ähnlich handelt Ray Aichinger der mit grandioser Musikalität zeigt daß der Spagat von modernster Improvisation zu swingendem Jazz überaus reizvoll ist! (Jazzland)

                            ©Raimund Aichinger