Hans Glawischnig

Hans Glawischnig, a jazz bass player, was born in Graz (Austria) on October 22, 1970. His father, a well-respected pianist, leader of big-bands, and educator, inspired him to pursue a career as a musician. Glawischnig was enrolled in 1976 as a violinist in a talented class at the Academy of Music in Graz. He began to play the electric bass guitar in 1983. By 1986, he had added the acoustic bass guitar. He studied part-time at the Academy’s jazz department with Wayne Darling, an American expatriate bassist. Glawischnig graduated from high school and moved to Boston to receive a scholarship to the Berklee School of Music. He studied with Bruce Gertz, played and recorded with Phil Wilson and Hal Crook, and was accompanied by Casey Scheuerell and Steve Smith as visiting clinicians. He received his B.A. in 1992. magna cum Laude, then headed to New York City to enroll in the Master’s Program at Manhattan School of Music. He was also awarded a scholarship. While he was giving lessons to private students, he met Jeff Andrews and began studying with him. He received his degree in 1994. Glawischnig’s first professional break was in 1995, when he joined Bobby Watson’s Urban Renewal with drummer Victor Lewis. This was followed by a stint in Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau in 1995 and Ray Barretto’s New World Spirit in 1996. Glawischnig was subsequently able to collaborate with a wide range of musicians, making him a top-call bassist in New York City. Other collaborations include playing in a variety of Latin musics and contemporary jazz with Paquito, David Samuels and Bobby Sanabria. David Sanchez’s work earned him two Grammy nominations. Glawischnig recorded original compositions for the Fresh Sound/New Talent CD Common Ground. Ray Barretto and Glawischnig reunited to perform “Buh’s Bossa” as a tribute. Brian Lynch performed his original composition, “Beholding”, during a session. In 2008, Panorama was critically acclaimed. Four years later, Jahira followed him with a trio that was inspired by Charlie Haden’s small ensemble work and Sonny Rollins (both recordings were released on the Sunnyside label). Allmusic

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