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Thomas Käfel

Artistic Major(s): Drums


  • Studies in jazz drums (Diploma) at the Landeskonservatorium Klagenfurt with Erich Bachträgl
  • Studies in drums at the Los Angeles Music Academy (Mike Shapiro, Ralph Humphrey, Joe Porcaro) 
  • Studies in jazz drums (Master’s) at the Music and Arts Private University of the City of Vienna (MUK) with Walter Grassmann and Tony Mühlhofer

Work Experience

  • Various international Festivals including Umbria Jazz-Festival (Italy), Muhu Future Music Festival (Estonia), Jazzfestival Saalfelden, Jazz Ahead Festival (Germany)
  • Tours in Europe and the USA 
  • Live and studio collaborations with: Martin Koller, Ola Onabule (UK), Sarah Dashew (U.S.), Markus Geiselhart Orchestra, Ganes (ITA/D), Karen Asatrian, Tonč Feinig
  • Extensive experience with Logic Pro and Ableton Live (Editing, Arranging, Drum Programming, Live Electronics)