A music journalist and a jazz concert & jazz festival organizer and promotor.
Music journalist (since 1985) for the KLEINE ZEITUNG the second biggest newspaper in Austria (848.000 daily readers) and Austrian and German music magazines; weekly radio broadcast in Graz.
Founder (1994) and director of the jazz club STOCKWERKJAZZ in Graz/Austria.
Artistic director of the International Jazz Festival Leibnitz (closed to Graz).
Founder and head of the organizations Graz – City of Jazz (2011) and co-founder of the jazz organizer´s association grazjazz (1998). Former artistic director of the festivals Graz Meeting and Austrian Soundcheck in Graz and New York.