Martin Schaberl


Martin Schaberl
frame & electric guitars, loops, vocals, composition, conducting

Growing up with classical music, Martin Schaberl discovered jazz for himself in his youth and graduated with honors from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria, Department of Jazz and Music Pedagogy. Teacher at the Music School Kapfenberg since 2004.
Studies/collaboration with Karl Ratzer, Christian Rover, Guido Jeszenszky, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Harry Pepl, Wayne Brasel, John Abercrombie, etc.
During his studies he worked with the New York Voices, Marc Johnson, Bob Mintzer, Jerry Bergonzi, Bobby Shew, Niels-Henning Orsted-Pedersen, Bill Dobbins, etc.
Lecturer at international workshops, invitation to workshops at Webster University St. Louis, USA; at the Jazz Department of the Conservatory of Chicago, São Paulo, Fortaleza, Kraków, Buenos Aires, Kathmandu.
Invitation to a festival tour in California (USA) with André Bush, Ricardo Peixoto, Jon Evans and Alan Hall. Performances with world famous musicians such as Dino Saluzzi, Lee Konitz, Art Lande, Mark Murphy, John Scofield's rhythm section Adam Deitch and Jesse Murphy, Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, Fritz Pauer etc.
Performances in Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Serbia, Poland, USA, Brazil; International Jazz Festivals in Vienna, Wiesen, Warsaw, Kraków, Kragujevac, Maribor, Ljubljana, EXPO 2000 Hannover etc.
International CD and DVD productions round off his work.

Martin Schaberl about his new CD "Transitions - Suite For Symphonic Orchestra & Jazz Ensemble"

"Suite For Symphonic Orchestra & Jazz Ensemble" by Martin Schaberl combines the wisdom of work and the music of different genres in eleven very varied movements for the Symphonic Orchestra Kapfenberg. An exciting program for the one hour under the direction of Wolfgang Hattinger with the Martin Schaberl New Quartet.

Martin Schaberl about the Suite
Franz Grillparzer already knew that "described music is like a narrated lunch". But I want to try it. The idea of writing a suite for symphonic orchestra and jazz ensemble is probably the result of my curiosity to get to know and try something new again and again. It was important for me that the work would not be a jazz concert by a band accompanied by a large orchestra, but rather an orchestra concert supported by an ensemble from the jazz world. I was counting on a deliberate withdrawal of the band from the orchestra and transparency. I already knew this approach from my project Chamber Jazz & String Quartet (2012/13). Sometimes the band doesn't play at all and leaves the stage entirely to the orchestra. Only one single movement belongs almost entirely to the jazz musicians. In this way I was able to create a balance in which the groups of both musical worlds can feel comfortable and unfold.
With Wolfgang Hattinger I got a great conductor who helped me to give birth to my new baby in time. Together with the Symphonic Orchestra Kapfenberg this became possible on 7 June 2019 in Kapfenberg in the full theatre hall of the Hotel Böhlerstein with well over 400 listeners. This concert was recorded and after further days in the recording studio it was time for me to hold my new CD "Transitions" in my hands. I hope that I can take you on a journey to otherwise unusual regions for orchestras with this recording of the concert and I would like to close with David Mayrl, who once said: "Music IS".