Eckhard Baur
About me
Name: Eckhard Baur
Age: 45
Born: 1965
Studied: Music Academy of Music Cologne
Favorit book:Not the Realbook 
Hobby: Mountain Climbing
- Royal academy of music in Oslo
- Assistant professor at the University of Oslo
Musical Director:
- Musical CHICAGO at «Oslo Nye Teater» 2002
- 5 seasons with the Norwegian version of BBC´s «Strictly Come Dancing» from 2006 until 2009.
Føyka Storband ( Føyka Big Band)
Grammy Nomination:
- 2005 for the recording «Get Well Soon» of Bob Brookmeyer and his New Art Orchestra
- 2007 for the recording «Spirit Music» of Bob Brookmeyer and his New Art Orchestra
«JahresPreis der Deutschen schallplattenkritik 2006 :
With Geir Lysne Listening ensemble for the recording «Boahjenásti»
»spellemann» nomination :
With Helge Sundes ensemble DeNada.
Conducting :
Royal Navy Big Band
Norwegian Wind Enesemble

Jazz education with professor Jiggs Whigham at the Music Academy of Cologne along with classical trumpet education at the Conservatory of music in Mainz. In 1989, with the quintet "Cornichon", Eckhard was honoured as "best young jazz group of Baden-Württemberg". A professional career followed involving Timeless Art Orchestra Germany, Alexander`s Ragtime Band with saxophone veteran Benny Waters and numerous radio big bands in Germany and Switzerland.

In 1995 he landed in Oslo, diving straight into a seemingly endless series of musical projects: the Bobby Shew Trumpet Summit Norway, Nordic Pocket Big Band, and the untraditional Norwegian big bands Oslo Groove Company, Helge Sundes Ensemble DeNada and Geir Lysne Listening Ensemble. In addition, The Sinatra Songbook a happy, straight-ahead swing project and Bob Brookmeyer`s New Art Orchestra .

Eckhard Baur is a player most in demand wherever he chooses to be.

by Erling Wiklund (Norwegian Broadkasting)


The story of German-born Eckhard Baur is the story of today`s young European jazz: