Joe Haider

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Joe Haider (born January 3, 1936 in Darmstadt ) is a German pianist and jazz teacher.

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Haider played as an amateur musician in the Stuttgart region between 1954 and 1959 and studied at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich from 1960 to 1965 . During this time he also played in Fritz Münzer's quintet ( live in HR 1962, jazz for young people ).

From 1965 to 1968 he worked in Munich as a pianist and head of the house trio in the “ Domicile ” jazz club , where he played with many European and American jazz musicians. These include Benny Bailey , Dusko Goykovich , Nathan Davis , Booker Ervin , Klaus Doldinger , Hans Koller , Leo Wright , Attila Zoller , George Mraz , Peter Trunk , Philly Joe Jones , Joe Nay , Kurt Bong , Klaus Weiss and Pierre Favre .

Subsequent to his management of the Radio Jazz Ensemble of the Bavarian Radio , he worked from 1970 with the Four for Jazz quartet ( Heinz Bigler , alto saxophone, Isla Eckinger , bass and Peter Giger , drums), founded his own trio with Eckinger and Favre, a combo Dusko Goykovich , a quartet with Leszek Zadlo ( Thoughts ) and led a big band together with Slide Hampton , in which Dexter Gordon played among others . In 1988 he received the German Record Award for a recording of his next large-format project, the Joe Haider Orchestra featuring Mel Lewis . After tours with Woody Shaw , others followed with Eckinger and Wolfgang Haffner as a rhythm section as well as various soloists e.g. B. Andy Scherrer , Roman Schwaller , Sandy Patton or Don Menza . From 2000 to 2011 Haider worked with Brigitte Dietrich or with a double quartet (with strings); In 2016 he presented the album Keep It Dark with a large-format cast .

From 1984 to 1995 he headed the Swiss Jazz School in Bern . In 1994 the government of the Canton of Bern awarded him the Grand Culture Prize for his services in the field of music .


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