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Peter Gabis

Univ.-Prof. for Drums (Faculty of Music)
Artistic Major(s): Drums


  • Music and Arts Private University of the City of Vienna: Jazz drums and instrumental pedagogy with Fred Mühlhofer and Walter Grassmann
  • Manhattan School of Music New York: Jazz drums with John Riley
  • Private lessons with names including: Jeff Hamilton, Matt Wilson, Glen Velez, Lori Cottler, Jatinder Thakur, Jarrod Cagwin, Yshai Afterman, Bernhard Schimpelsberger, Drissa Kone
  • Since 2003: Intensive research into ethnic music and different types of percussion in Africa, India, Mongolia and the Orient. Numerous musical study trips, for example to Mali, Mongolia, Morocco, Turkey and India

Work Experience

  • Has performed with artists inlcuding: Will Vinson, Steve Newcomb, Thomas Morgan, Garry Dial, Salah Ammo, Orwa Saleh, Basel Rajoub, Andi Schreiber, Sumitra, Reinhard Micko, Celia Mara, GUEM, Hosoo & Transmongolia, Andy Lee Lang, Lynne Kieran, Elly Wright, Allen Vaché, Randy Sandke, Peanuts Hucko, Jim Galloway, Big Jay McNeely, Vienna Big Band Machine, Vienna Clarinet Connection, Heinz von Hermann, Hans Salomon, Martin Spitzer, Herbert Swoboda, Haider & Pintoo Khan, etc...
  • Festivals: Jazzfestival Saalfelden, Jazzfestival Vienna, Jazz & the City Salzburg, Grazjazz, Musicfestival Waidhofen, Percussionfestival Bratislava, Superdrumming Gmunden, Townsville Jazzfestival (AUS), Brisbane Jazzfestival (AUS), Ostsee Jazzfestival (D), Rudolstadt Festival (D), Boyne Music Festival (IRL), etc...
  • Various musical und theater productions with Alfons Haider, Andreas Steppan, Andy Lee Lang, Otto Schenk, Ossi Kollmann, Guillermo Horta (Odeon Theatre Odeon, composition and performance).
  • Tours: Europe, USA, Australia, Africa


  • VNMG (Vinson - Newcomb - Morgan - Gabis) - Short Stories (2000)
  • VNMG (Vinson - Newcomb - Morgan - Gabis) - Down Homeless (2003)
  • De Wieners - Fastbreak (2003)
  • Herbert Swoboda Quintett - Guckys Bounce (2003)
  • Celia Mara - Bastardista (2005)
  • Rens Newland - Freedom Street Parade (2006)
  • Peter Gabis - Rhythms of Silence (2011)
  • Salah Ammo & Peter Gabis - Assi (2014)

Teaching & Research

  • Franz Schubert Conservatory (1997-2001)
  • Music School Oberes Wiental (2000-2008)
  • Vienna Conservatory (2001-2016)
  • Jam Music Lab Vienna (since 2016)
  • International Workshops