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About

Versatile, musically convenient and groovy: these three attributes describe the Viennese bassist Raphael Leitner. Above all, the fact that he’s musically convenient plays a major role in his occupation as a musician: Raphael Leitner always plays exactly what the specific musical style requires – either as a double bass player in a Rockabilly-Trio, in a Jazz combo, or as an electric bassist in a Hard-Rock or Top 40 Cover Band. Perfect timing and groove are self-evident for him.

Through his versatility, Raphael Leitner impresses musicians from many different genres. “Playing with him is always a pleasure because I know that I can totally rely on him”, explains guitarist Anton Korenjak. “Raphael Leitner has a first-class sense for music. He doesn’t play what he could – he plays what the song requires. He’s a sensitive and reliable sideman – for all styles of music.”

Who works together with Raphael Leitner – no matter if in a studio or live on stage – gets the proper base and groove for their project through his sensitivity and bass sound. Due to many years of experience, he plays with unshakable precision and a highly reliable sense of style. This is also a result of Raphael Leitner’s education at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien and the Kärntner Landeskonservatorium (Bachelor of Arts Jazz-Bass and Master of Arts Education with excellent results).

Sabine Miesgang (SLAM Alternative Music Magazine)

Biography – Hard Facts

Artistic Education

Timeline

2017
2017

October 2017

Master of Arts Education with excellent results  
2017

2015 – 2017

Master of Arts Education at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien (formerly known as Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität) with side module „Elementare Musikpädagogik“
2015
2015

January 2015

Bachelor of Arts with excellent results (Jazz-Bass)
2009
2009

2009 -2015

Jazz-Bass Bachelor Studies at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität (Prof. Harald Putz)
2008
2008

2008 – 2009

Jazz-Bass Diploma Studies at Kärntner Landeskonservatorium (Prof. Uli Langthaler)
2006
2006

2006 – 2008

Jazz-Bass Preparatory Studies at Kärntner Landeskonservatorium (Prof. Uli Langthaler)
2003
2003

2003 – 2006

Electric Bass Classes at Kärntner Landesmusikschule in Klagenfurt (Teacher: Stefano Sisti)
2001
2001

2001 – 2004

Classical Guitar Classes at Kärntner Landeskonservatorium in Klagenfurt (Prof. Dagmar Jurkowitsch; from 2002 Prof. Helmut Weinhandl)

Workshops: among others by Peter Herbert, Joe Zawinul, Per Mathisen und Zoran Markovic

Secondary instruments: guitar, backing vocals (2nd and 3rd voice)

Previous artistic activities

Concerts in Austria and abroad (including Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Ireland, Turkey, Brazil) with various ensembles, mainly jazz and popular music

Numerous TV and radio performances (ORF, RTS Salzburg, ReiGro TV Germany, FolxTV)

Until now active as bassist in the following groups (listed by genres):

Jazz: seven steps to heaven, StraphsOtriO, Norbert Cséplö Vienna Jazz Trio, un:art, b krisp company, Minimal Jazz Trio, Martin Jank Quartett, Quadro Deluxe

Rock, Blues, Rockabilly: The Bluesdockings, Recrepo, Mr. Veelgood Group, Johnny Favourit, Sweet Revenge

Pop, Schlager, Entertainment: Meissnitzer Band, Mostlandstürmer, MartyC Entertainment, Trio Mephira

Previous educational activities

Workshop Leader at the Musikschule Wien, GRG Gottschalkgasse, NMS Pottendorf, Volkshochschule Favoriten

Several years of private tutoring with pupils of all different ages on upright and electric bass

Discography (Selection)

Blues/Rock/Pop
The Bluesdockings – „The Bluesdockings” (2009)
The Bluesdockings – „The Bluesdockings” (2009)
Recrepo – „Mission One” (2011)
Recrepo – „Mission One” (2011)
Schnabl Florian & Friends – “Everday” (2012)
Schnabl Florian & Friends – “Everday” (2012)
Schnabl Florian & Friends – “Trip Divine” (2013)
Schnabl Florian & Friends – “Trip Divine” (2013)
Jazz/Improvised
StrhapsOtriO – „Freestyle” (2009)
StrhapsOtriO – „Freestyle” (2009)
my:art – Martin Schwarzenböck/Un:art (2009)
my:art – Martin Schwarzenböck/Un:art (2009)
Schlager/Entertainment
Mostlandstürmer – „Schlag auf Schlager” (2014)
Mostlandstürmer – „Schlag auf Schlager” (2014)
Mostlandstürmer – „Schlager vom Feinsten” (2015)
Mostlandstürmer – „Schlager vom Feinsten” (2015)
Mostlandstürmer – „Partykracher“ (2016)
Mostlandstürmer – „Partykracher“ (2016)