Dominik Fuss (B.A. B.A.)
is a trumpet player & composer from Vienna, Austria.
(full bio in german & english below)
Born into a musical family, aged 7 he found out that he wants to be a trumpet player, after investing his lunch money for a whole school camp week, into a 10 CD-collection of Louis Armstrong.
He studied in several universities (Vienna, Cologne, Graz...) and graduated with honors in jazz- trumpet & classical trumpet (-education).
After his graduation he won the first prize for trumpet at the International Jazzsolist-Award "MasterJam Fest" in Odessa Ukraine, alongside other prize winners like Joey Alexander (US), Yissy Garcia (Cuba) & others.
In the recent years he played around the globe, released his europewide acclaimed debut-Album "Ethology" (2016/ Dominik Fuss' Rumpus) and initiated and leaded large ensembles like the Spittelberg JazzOrchestra, an young all-star big band playing new vienesse composers and their music.
A bit later he started the family band Affair Dreyfuss (Affäre Dreyfuss): a band containing three members of one family (fuss), playing originals and arrangements from the bop-era and beyond. They released the album "In Good Company" last year (2018) in june.
His newest project is the Duo Fuss/Leichtfried. Together they explore the borders between jazz tradition, classical and modern music, and played already all around the world together: Vietnam, Malyasia, Tunisia & Montenegro
"Fuss and Leichtfried approach the freedom that the duo presents with courage in the use of space." (Xavier Plus - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, ORF)
Improvised & Contemporary Music:
Dee Dee Bridgewater, Vinko Globokar, George Lewis, Anthony Coleman, Dan Pugach Nonet, Daniel Riegler's Studio Dan, Mathias Ruegg & Lia Pale, Dick Oatts, Heinz Czadeks Project Two, Eur(o)radio JazzOrchestra 2018, Oxana Omelchuk, Loren Stillman, Nicole Zuraisits, Joey Alexander, Ed Neumeister, Markus Stockhausen, Christoph Cech, Fabian Rucker, Phil Nykrin,...
Classical Music: Juan Diego Flórez, Synchron Stage Orchestra (1st trumpet), Tonkünstler Orchester NÖ, Orchester der Vereinigten Bühnen Wien, Turkmenistan National Orchestra,...
Popular Music: Parov Stelar Band, Norbert Schneider Band, Josh, Seiler & Speer, Johann Sebastian Bass Orchestra, Velojet, Martin Spengler und die foischn Wiener, Carla Natasha Salsa Band, Düsenfried & the Stuffgivers,...
Pedagogic Work: private trumpet tutor & @Musikschule Klangspiele (1050)
played in : the US (New York City, Washington DC), Canada (Montreal, Toronto,...), Vietnam (Hanoi, Ho Chi minh), Malyasia (Luala Lumpur), Tunisia (JazzaCarthage Festival), France (Paris, Marseille), Italy (Rome, Padua...), Great Britain, Latvia, Turkey, Montenegro, the Carribbean, Oceania, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Germany, Poland, Hungary and Switzerland.
full Biography (german) :