First started playing at the age of 14 in 1978, and already formed his first band in 1981. In 1990 he began studying jazz at the Folkwang-Hochschule in Essen (Germany), from which he graduated in 1994.
As a trombone and bluesharp player and as a singer, he has toured and recorded with the following musicians and bands: Since 1999, permanent member of Albie Donnelly’s "Supercharge", "Champion" Jack Dupree, Peanuts Huckoo (USA, performed with L.Armstrong/Glenn Miller), Ken Colyer (tp, GB), Roy Williams (tb, GB), John Barnes (sax, GB ), John Crocker (sax) and Vic Pitt (b), both musicians for Chris Barber, Phillip Catherine (g, F), Musician at the following theaters: Duisburg, Oberhausen, Dortmund, Wuppertal, in productions like "Dreigroschenoper", "Buddy Boldens Blues", "Bugsy Malone", "Girls, Girls, Girls". Musician at "Komm’ Mit Mann!s" during 10 years. Festivals in: Dresden, Kempten, Bilbao (E), Eslöv (S), Basel (CH), St. Guermine (F), Copenhagen (DK), Verona (I)