Wolfgang Wehner/drums

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(Photo: Philipp Wehner)

Wolfgang Wehner was born on May 16, 1963 in Vienna. At 13, he had his first

engagement as drummer at an evening ballroom dance with a special police

permit, as he was still underage.

From 1982-1987, Wolfgang studied jazz drums at the Conservatory of Vienna

with Fred Mühlhofer. At 20, he toured the USA for the first time. As a

member of the „Swingtime Big Band“, he received the „Best Sound of Glenn

Miller Worldwide“ award on their US- tour in 1998 (Atlanta).

With the act „Jazz Gitti & Her Disco Killers“, he received 3 x gold, 2 x

platinum, 1 x double platinum from 1987 – 1997, the World Music award in

1992 in Monte Carlo for the best selling artist in 1991 in Austria and

toured through Asia and Australia.

Other professional engagements include: Wolfgang Lindner Big Band, Vereingte

Bühnen Vienna Orchestra , Elly Wright, Hannes Kottek Quintet, Harry Stoyka

Quartet, Beat4Feet and the drum chair in musicals such as: Chicago, Jesus

Christ Superstar, Hair, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jekyll & Hyde, Elizabeth

…).

His teaching credits (drums, percussion) include 7 years at the Franz

Schubert Conservatory Vienna and 3 years at the Gymnasium Ödenburger Str.,

1210 Vienna.

He is the founder of „jazztrio.at“ (2013); Thomas Barth (p), Christoph

Petschina (b), Johannes Strasser (b) have been permanent members since 2015.

Wolfgang Wehner has also been very active in his charitable work for Tibet

and Nepal. He founded the Austria-Tibetan Friendship society and served as

technical director (light, sound, internet streaming) for the tour of HH

14th Dalai Lama in 2012.