Wolfgang Haffner
* December 07, 1965
Germany
Wolfgang Haffner was born December 7th, 1965 in Wunsiedel/Germany. He started playing Drums and Piano at the age of 7. When he was 18 he got a call from Trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff to join his German-French Jazz Ensemble Jazzensemble (1984-1989). He was also a Member of the Chaka Khan Band (94-95) and Klaus Doldingers Passport (1989-2000). In 1994 he was introduced by the legendary Bassplayer Anthony Jackson to guitarist Chuck Loeb and keyboard player Mitchel Forman to play in a Group called Metro. So far Metro recorded 4 Albums ("Metro", "Tree People", "Metrocafe", "Grapevine") and touerd Europe & US.

Wolfgang Haffner has played with: Randy Brecker, Jan Garbarek, Michael Franks, Bob James, Lalo Schifrin, Joe Sample, Chuck Loeb, Gato Barbieri, Robben Ford, Chaka Khan, Eddie Daniels, Nelson Rangell, Mitchel Forman, Anthony Jackson, Johnny Griffin, Joe Pass, Woody Shaw, Art Farmer, Billy Cobham, Ian Paice, Al Foster, Ernie Watts, Cassandra Wilson, Steve Coleman, Charlie Mariano, John Patitucci, Nils Henning Orsted Pedersen, Paquito D´Rivera, Tom Harrell, John Abercrombie, Clifford Jordan, Clark Terry, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Kenny Burrell, Harry "Sweets" Edison, James Morrison, Bob Mintzer, Benny Golson, Roy Ayers, Vince Mendoza, Denice Williams, Georgie Fame, Die Fantastischen Vier, Till Brönner, Barbara Dennerlein, WDR Big Band, NDR Big Band, Maria Schneider, Bill Holeman, Albert Mangelsdorff, Victor Bailey, Wolfgang Dauner, Eberhard Weber, Manfred Schoof, Klaus Doldinger, Russell Ferrante, James Moody, Buddy De Franco, George Gruntz.

Festivals: Montreux, Paris, Chicago, Northsea Jazzfestival, Newport Beach, Berlin, Vienna, San Diego, Jazz Du Martinique, Nancy, Geneva, Amsterdam, Lugano a.o.

Wolfgang Haffner toured in Argentinia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Chile, Uruquay, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Columbia, Southafrica, USA, India, France, Holland, Switzerland, Austria, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Italy, Jordan, Poland, Hungary, Croatia, Belgium, Thailand, England, Japan, Germany, Spain, Ukraine, Sweden, Finland, Maroc, Latvia.
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