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Conny Bauer (trombone) PDF Print
Conny Bauer was born in Halle-on-the-Saale in eastern Germany in 1943. From 1964 to 1968 Conny studied at the conservatory in Dresden. Before he started playing the trombone he gained early performance experience as a guitarist and singer in the band of Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky. Since 1970 he has been much in demand as a soloist, which led to his becoming one of the prominent representatives of jazz of the former German Democratic Republic and of Europe as a whole. Between 1974 and 1977 he toured with the bands Synopsis, the Globe Unity Orchestra, the Berlin Contemporary Orchestra and Doppel "“ Moppel. He was a member of the Zentral-Quartett with Günter "Baby" Sommer, E.L. Petrowsky and Ulli Gumpert. From 1988 to 1989 he headed the National Jazz Orchestra of the former German Democratic Republic. He has participated in festivals in Moers, Warsaw, Leipzig, Berlin, Zurich, London, Wuppertal, Leverkusen, and Nuremberg, at times with solo projects. In July 2004 Conny Bauer received the award "Jazz musician of the year" and the Jazz Prize of the broadcaster SWR Baden-Baden.