Biography

Rainer started his music education studying classical clarinet in 1975 and continuing with saxophone from 1979.  From 1985 until 1989 he was a member of the Youth Jazz Orchestra of the State Of Hessen (involved in a 1988 Africa tour, the album "Kicks & Sticks" with Bill Ramsey, Jiggs Whigham Award "Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik"), and member of the Frankfurt Jazz Big Band.  In 1987-1991 he attended the Swiss Jazz School with Andy Scherrer, Sal Nistico, Dave Liebman, and toured with Joe Haider, Don Menza and Peanuts Hucko.

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PMB - 300