Wolfgang Haffner
December 7, 1965
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Wolfgang Haffner
Wolfgang Haffner is a well known drummer & composer in the world of music.

His illustrious career started at the age of 18 when he was discovered by legendary trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff.

The list of musicians he played/recorded/toured with is nearly endless:
Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Pat Metheny, The Brecker Brothers, Ivan Lins, Jan Garbarek, Gregory Porter, Michael Franks, Roy Ayers, Bugge Wesseltoft, The Manhattan Transfer, Nils Petter Molvaer, The JB Horns, Esbjörn Svensson, Bob James, Mezzoforte, Lee Ritenour, Till Brönner, Joe Sample, Larry Carlton, Cassandra Wilson, Clark Terry, Johnny Griffin, Nils Landgren, Mike Stern, Chuck Loeb, Hildegard Knef, Konstantin Wecker, Die Fantastischen Vier, Xavier Naidoo, NDR Big Band, WDR Big Band, just to name a few. Wolfgang also collaborates with heavy weights of the electronic music scene such as Ricardo Villalobos, Timo Maas & Nightmares on Wax.

Wolfgang Haffner can be heard on about 400 albums up to date, he played on all major Jazz Festivals around the world, toured in 100 countries, from Japan to the US, from South Africa to Brasil.

He recorded 16 Solo Albums and made himself a name as a producer of Bands like Mezzoforte and german singer Max Mutzke.

In 2010 he received an ECHO award, followed by the cultural award from his hometown Nuremberg in Germany.

His album “Kind of Cool“ went to #1 in the Jazz charts, and even made it into the german Pop charts for 5 weeks. His own group the Wolfgang Haffner Quartett tours around the world intensively.

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Percussion Fever:
Wolfgang Haffner - Al Foster - Klaus Doldinger - Robert Di Gioia - Peter O'Mara - Patrick Scales - Ernst Stroer - Biboul Darouiche - Randy Brecker - Till Brönner - Mike Manieri - Ray Anderson - Joachim Kühn - Niels Henning Orsted-Pedersen - European Jazznight - 1996
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Wolfgang Haffner - Charlie Mariano - Wolfgang Dauner - Dieter Ilg
The Big Drum Solo
Stuttgart Jazz Open 1997

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The German Jazz Masters:
Albert Mangelsdorff - Klaus Doldinger - Wolfgang Dauner - Manfred Schoof -
Eberhard Weber - Wofgang Haffner

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Dear Bernhard,
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All the best to you.
Wolfgang Haffner

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Tribute to Wes Montgomery - Berklee 2005

Wolfgang Haffner - Gully Briem

Some years ago

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Wolfgang Haffner - Ralph McDonald

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