2020

composition for soprano, tenor - and baritone - saxophone, electric bass and a black smith hammer. Musical and artistic implementation of this production entitled IRONHAMMER with release and publication on the YouTube culture channel of Lower Austria & Ray Aichinger Channel. Jazz performances in Vienna (AU), Brno, Znojmo (CZ), concerts with the Strottern, VJO and management of regular music and session evenings entitled Let's groove jazz.

2019

Online release of the album Body & Soul.
Rex Richardson Trp. (US) & Ray Aichinger (EU) Quartet on May 14th at the Jazzland Vienna. Regular concerts in Vienna (AU), Prague, Brno (CZ), Bratislava (SK),
Studio work with the "Ray Aichinger Quartet", concerts with the Strottern (AU), VJO, NTJO and management of regular music & session evenings entitled Let's Groove Jazz.

2018

Performances in Vienna (Jazzland, Zwe, Porgy & Bess, ...), Music Lab Brno (CZ) Jazzdock Prague (CZ), Bratislava (SK), ...! Concerts with the Notes & Tones Jazz Orchestra with the current programs: The Music Of Bob Mintzer and Give Me a Double by Joe Haider and Slide Hampton. Concerts with the Vienna Jazz Orchestra. Management of regular music & session evenings entitled Let's Groove Jazz.

2017


participation in the master classes with Bill Dobbins on the topic: Thelonious Monk The Composer As Improviser, and with
Jeffrey Levenson on the topic: Connecting The Dots - Business Of Jazz, at the Jam Music Lab University. Concerts with the Notes and Tones Jazz Orchestra with the program Give Me a Double by Joe Haider and Slide Hampton and with the Vienna Jazz Orchestra. Management of regular music & session evenings entitled Let's Groove Jazz.
with Christian Havel, Erwin Schmidt, Oliver Kent, Mattias Nilsson (SE), ...

2016


Recording and production of the album: Ray Aichinger Saxophone (AU) - Mattias Nilsson Piano (SE), Peaceful In Dreams with many performances in Europe (SE, PL, CZ, HR, AU). Realization of the project Pol & Gegenpol, a project for the Festival NOE (Lower Austria). Regular concerts with the Notes & Tones Jazz Orchestra with the current program, The Music of Bob Brookmeyer. Concerts with the Vienna Jazz Orchestra. Management of regular music & session evenings entitled Let's Groove Jazz.

2015


Recording and production of the album Silent Nights with the Pianist Mattias Nilsson from Malmö (SE).
Collaboration and studio work on the studio album Dot for the swedish band Karmakanic with musical director Jonas Reingold (SE). Regular concerts with the Notes & Tones Jazz Orchestra with the  current program The Music of Bob Brookmeyer. Concerts with the Vienna Jazz Orchestra and management of regular music & session evenings entitled Let's Groove Jazz.

2014


Collaboration with Benito Gonzalez (US), Bojan Stamenov (SRB) concerts with the Zwe All Star Big Band with the current program
The Music Of Peter Herbolzheimer / Rob Pronk and with the Vienna Jazz Orchestra. Management of regular music & session evenings entitled Let's Groove Jazz.

2013


Invitation to the summer festival Hvar (HR) and for a 3 day performance to Chengdu (China). Collaboration with Doug Watkins (US), Edward Perez (US). Regular performances with the  Zwe All Star Big Band with the repertoire written and arranged by Peter Herbolzheimer / Rob Pronk. Concerts with the Vienna Jazz Orchestra and management of regular music & session evenings entitled Let's Groove Jazz.

2012


collaboration with Paul Imm (US). Concerts with the Zwe All Star Big Band with works out from the repertoire of Terry Gibbs and his Dreamband. Management of regular music & session evenings entitled Let's Groove Jazz.

2011


concerts with the Karl Ratzer Sextet & Septet at the Jazzfest Leibnitz and Porgy & Bess. Collaboration with Richard Österreicher, Larry Porter (US), Bobby Dodge (US), Don Menza (US), ... concerts with the Vienna Jazz Orchestra and the Zwe All Star Big Band by playing the
current program of Terry Gibbs And His Dream Band Management of regular music & session evenings entitled Let's Groove Jazz.

2010


founding member and mastermind of the platform Let`s groove Jazz (LgJ) with the organization of regular music & jam session evenings at the Jazzclub Zwe and collaboration with Danny Grissett (US),  Oliver Kent, Daniel Noesig, Uli Langthaler, Dusan Novakov, ...

since 2005


member of the film music orchestra: Velvet Elevator

2000


founding member of the avantgarde ensemble Takon Orchester https://youtu.be/GQUfHKZ8AIo

1995-2000

During the studies in Boston (US) supported by a Berklee College of Music scholarship, many concerts with the Soul
Legend Little Joe Cook(Peanut Song) at the Cantab!

1990 - 1995

Duke Ellington Tribute Concert (May 24th, 1994 on the 20th anniversary of his death) with the Vienna Conservatory Big Band under the direction of Bill Dobbins with Clark Terry, Lois Bellson, Norris Turney and Jimmy Woode.
Live and studio work with the project Alpine Aspects with Wolfgang Puschnig, Linda Sharrock, Bumi Fian, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, John Sass, Thomas Alkier as well as numerous live and studio productions with Andy Lee Lang, The Jive Giants and many more...

Collaboration Jazz Musicians

Benito Gonzalez (US), Bojana Stamenov (SRB), Sacha Boutros (US), Richard Österreicher, Zipflo Weinrich, Danny Grissett (US), Karl Ratzer, Larry Porter (US), Peter Tuscher (DE), Anna Lauvergnac (IT), Oliver Kent, Bobby Dodge (US), Don Menza (US), Paul Imm (US), Mario Gonzi, Joris Dudli, Zipflo Weinrich, Rex Richardson (US) Jonas Reingold (SE), Edward Perez (US), Doug Watkins (US), Haroldo Mauro (BRA), Julian Crampton (UK), Junior Galante (BRA), Mattias Nilsson (SE), Valerie Ponomarev (US), ...

Big Bands/Groups

Alpine Aspects, Duke Ellington Tribute mit der Konservatorium Wien Big Band unter der Leitung von Bill Dobbins mit Clark Terry, Louie Bellson, Norris Turney und Jimmy Woode, AMV Big Band, Teddy Ehrenreich Big Band, Takon Orchester, Velvet Elevator, Russkaja, Zwe All Star Big Band, Hans Salomon&Vienna Big Band Machine, Karl Ratzer Sextet&Septet, Vienna Jazz Orchestra (VJO), Notes and Tones Jazz Orchestra (NTJO), ...

Clubs/Venues/Festivals

Jazzland Vienna, Porgy&Bess, Zwe, Jazzdock Prague (CZ), Jazz City Cafe Bratislava (SK), Jazz Jam Festival Cheb (CZ), London Jazz Festival (GBR), La Fontaine (DK), ....

Education

1995Degree in performace and education for Jazz
- Saxophon at the "Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien" (MUK)
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
"Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien" (MUK)
Private lessons with Lenny Pickett (US) and Eric Marienthal (US)
Master classes with Bill Dobbins (US), Jerry Bergonzi (US) and Jeff Levenson (US)

                            ©Raimund Aichinger