MATHIAS RUPPNIG - Drummer, Composer and Educator
Austrian drummer and composer Mathias Ruppnig is an indemand musician of the european jazz scene. With his own project „SCOPES“ he tours Europe and Asia regularly. He completed both a Bachelor and Master’s Degree at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria.
As a leader and composer he released five records on well established labels such as british based Whirlwind Recordings.
He collaborated with musicians like David Liebman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jim Rotondi, Charles Altura, Ben van Gelder, China Moses or Justin Stanton (Snarky Puppy).
Ruppnig appeared on several international Jazz Festivals. For example Jazzfestival Saalfelden, CULLY Jazzfestival, Inntöne Jazzfestival, Jazz in the Park in Romania, the Alfa Jazz Fest in Ukraine, the Jarasum Jazzfestival in South Korea or Jazzmandu Jazzfestival in Nepal.
In 2014, he won the „Downbeat Award for College Graduate Outstanding Performance“ in the Latin group category with the KUG Composers’ Ensemble. Since 2018 Mathias is a member of “Tobias Meinhart Berlin People (Sunnyside Records) and in 2022 he performed with the Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio at the Grillo-Theater in Essen (GER) and at Jazz Club Sounds in Brussels (BE).
– collaborated with (artists):
Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jim Rotondi, Justin Stanton, Doug Weiss, Ben van Gelder, David Liebman, Tony Tixier, Manickam Yogeswaran, Tom Guarna, Josh Ginsburg, Tino Derado, Phil Donkin, Tobias Meinhart, Lorenz Kellhuber, Patrice Heral, Andrej Prozorov, Klaus Dickbauer, Johannes Dickbauer, Vadim Neselovskyi, Luis Bonilla, Johannes Fink, Wanja Slavin, Juan Garcia Herreros, Christian Bakanic, Kenneth Dahl Knudsen, Malte Schiller, Dena DeRose, Jure Pukl, David Six, Selen Gülün, Viola Hammer, Matthias Bartolomey, Tuomo Uusitalo, Asja Valcic, Heinrich von Kalnein
– collaborated with (bands):
Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio, Tobias Meinhart “Berlin People”, SCOPES, Jim Rotondi Electric Band, Tony Tixier Trio, Dickbauer Collective, EBU – European Jazz Orchestra 2014, JAZZKOMBINAT Hamburg, DACH, GANNA (Ganna Gryniva), Kenneth Dahl Knudsen Orchestra, Viola Hammer Trio, Defcon, JmKanes, Ira Atari
festivals (short list):
Jarasum Jazzfestival (Gapyeong-gun, South Korea)
Jazz in the Park Festival (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Palatia Jazz Festival (Mannheim, Germany)
Seixal Jazzfestival (Seixal, Portugal)
Humboldt Jazzfestival (Quito, Ecuador)
Jazzweekend Unterföhring (Munich, Germany)
Jazz Festival Saalfelden (Saalfelden, Austria)
Jazzrally Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf, Germany)
CULLY Jazz Festival (Cully, Switzerland)
Bayerisches Jazzweekend (Regensburg, Germany)
Jazzmandu Festival (Kathmandu, Nepal)
Music Matters Festival (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
JAZZ FEST Wien (Porgy & Bess Wien Vienna, Austria)
KIM Fest Berlin (Prachtwerk Berlin, Germany)
INTERNATIONAL JAZZ at the Old Town Square FESTIVAL (Warsaw, Poland)
ALFA JAZZ FEST (Lviv, Ukraine)
Jazz Goes To Town Festival (Hradci Králové, Czech Republic)
Contemporary Music Festival: Composers and Performers (Palermo, Italy)
Trnavsky Jazzyk Festival (Trnava, Slovakia)
INNtöne Jazz Festival (Diersbach, Austria)
Kunstbunker Music and Art Festival (Duga Resa, Croatia)
Jazzwerkstatt Graz Festival (Graz, Austria)
UNESCO International Jazz Day (Porgy & Bess Wien, Austria)
MOJJAJIK Jazz Festival (Velenje, Slovenia)
Herbstzeitlose Festival (Graz, Austria)
JAZZliebe Festival (Dom Penine, Slovenia)