JazzWerkstatt Wien was founded on the initiative of Clemens Wenger, Bernd Satzinger, Daniel Riegler, Peter Rom, Wolfgang Schiftner and Clemens Salesny. The goal of these young musicians was to create an inspiring working environment for themselves as well as other artists. The first concert series took place from March 21 to April 17 2005 at the WUK museum and will be organized each year. It immediately became a significant reference point for artists, journalists and an audience of all ages. A release of live recordings from this concert series on the Double-CD "JazzWerkstatt Wien 2005" was also the start for the newly founded label “JazzWerkstatt Records”, emphasizing again the concept of independence.