Albert Kreuzer



born in Regensburg, Germany on Feb. 28th, 1960
classical education on piano and double bass;
living in Austria since 1976
Studies of Jazz bass and composition at the Conservatory of Vienna. Graduated with distinction in 1986.

Concerts / Records / Cooperation with:

Incognito, Ostinato, Teddy Ehrenreich Big Band and Sextet, Vereinigte Bühnen Wien (Cats, A Chorus Line etc.), Richard Oesterreicher Big Band, ORF Supercussion, Just Friends, Mainstreet, Luzia Nistler, Herbert Reisinger Prozess, Landestheater Linz, Gil Evans, George Benson, Bob Mintzer, Jimmy Giuffre, Peter Herbolzheimer, Bill Dobbins, Conte Candoli, Hal Crook, Idris Muhammad, Ed Neumeister, Harry Pepl, Frank Hoffmann, Katharina Stemberger a.o.

Special Projects:

OBSESSION (1985-1993)
RUBBERFINGER (since 1997)

Numerous compositions and arrangements for big band, small groups, vocal ensembles a.o.
1991 gospel mass "Closer To My Lord", 1999 "Tumbolia" (suite for orchestra, alto saxophone and percussion).

Composition Award of Lower Austria (1991).


Instructor at several Jazz workshops (Art Institute Vienna, Jazzseminar Scheibbs, Big Band Seminar Weinberg, Int. Jazz Workshop Bratislava).
Co-founder and musical director of the Lower Austrian Jazz Academy (since 1989).

Currently teaching electric and acoustic bass at the University of Music, Vienna (since 1993), also conducting the University Big Band.

Selected Discography:

INCOGNITOMaracuja Uja (1983)MPA 127
Naschmarkt (1986)MPA 154
OSTINATOSlowwalker (1985)MPA 153
ALBERT KREUZER BIG BANDBirds'n'Bees (1988)KKM 6004
Wuziprak (1991)Hoernix 91/10/A
OBSESSIONTic Tac Toe (1992)Hoernix 92/08/A
RUBBERFINGERCalling The Spirit (1998)PEP 98013
2 Hip 2 Hop (2000)PEP 00018