Karin Bachner

(born and resident in Austria). She studied jazz vocals at Anton Bruckner University in Linz with Elfi Aichinger and Leila Thigpen. She has attended master classes with Norma Winstone, Ines Reiger, Kevin Mahogany, Noelle Turner and Gerhard Kahry. Her work encompasses vocals in the jazz, gospel and soul genres as well as composing and arranging for jazz vocals and gospel music. She also teaches voices and is active as a choir director ( in the provincial music schhol system of Upper Austria.)Special projects include: Spotlight on Ella Fitzgerald with the Robert Bachner Big Band and the Wűrzburg Jazz Orchestra, and Winter Wonder Jazz featuring Richard Oesterreicher. Her CD debut was Spring is on the Way with the Karin Bachner Quartet.  2007 saw guest performances in Luxemburg (L’inoui), Germany (Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin, Jazztage Görlitz (Görlitz Jazz Days) and the Netherlands (Jazz in Duketown)
Releases: Spring is on the Way (CD,2006);Moments of Noise with the Robert Bachner Big Band (CD, 2007);Spotlight on Ella Fitzgerald with the Robert Bachner Big Band (CD, 2007)
Ensembles: Karin Bachner Quartet,Robert Bachner Big BandUnitedVoicesJazz&PopChoir (as director)
Performances: Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin Jazztage Görlitz (D)Jazz Fest Vienna;
Awards:  Jazz Fest Vienna Vocal Award, 2006

Contact: www.karinbachner.com