"Jazz auf Weltniveau"
- Gerhard Alt , Saarbrücker Zeitung
"A Star is born"
- Georg Spindler, Mannheimer Morgen
- Jack Massarik, The London Evening Standard
"gediegene Eleganz und
spielerische Experimentierfreude mit Respekt vor der Tradition"
Johannes Mueller, born in 1981 in Saarlouis , studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Mannheim with Juergen Seefelder and Johannes Enders . He graduated in 2006. Since 2007 he holds his master’s degree in music.
His bio is characterized by a wide range of international engagements and productions. So from 2002 to 2005 he was a member of the German National Jazz Orchestra (BuJazzO) . He is co-initiator of the project " Euro - jazz " with the HR Big Band, where he often plays as a guest. Furthermore, he is involved in numerous theater productions.
As a soloist, he plays internationally at major jazz festivals such as San Jose , London, The Hague, Brussels , Cape Town, Mumbai , Delhi, Sapporo , etc.
In 2005 he won the soloist prize in the BigBand-Competition of universities of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Müller also performs in the most prestigious jazz clubs around the world such as Ronnie Scott's London (UK), Bimhuis Amsterdam
( NL) , Yoshi's Oakland (USA ) , Jazz Alley Seattle (USA), Sundside Paris, Bird's Eye Basel etc.
On tours and concerts, he has played so far in 27 countries around the world ( including the US , India, South Africa , Malaysia, China , Namibia, Russia, Britain , etc. )
But also in the studio Müller could ask his talent . Until today he appeared on 22 recordings. His experience made him a welcome sideman to various artists such as Dave Liebman , Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Claudio Roditi, Amina Figarova, Michel Camilo , Wolfgang Muthspiel , Ingrid Jensen, Rebekka Bakken , Don Braden , Ack van Rooyen , Peter Herbolzheimer , Lalo Schifrin , Jean Louis Rassinfosse , HR Big Band , SWR radio Orchestra, etc.
As a teacher, he taught at the International Jazz Holidays Saarwellingen 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014 and he gave master classes at the University of Cape Town and Durban.
Since 2013, he plays the lead-alto in the police (big)band of the Saarland and since 2014 he teaches jazz saxophone at the University of Music in Saarbruecken.
" The saxophone playing of Johannes Müller is the epitome of elegance for me. He has an incredible sense of design. Each individual tone has in itself something very special, unmistakable . Even if the hr Bigband plays loudly I can easily identify him. "
( Dr. Peter Kleiss , jazz journalist , Saarland State Radio )
© 2016 by JOHANNES MÜLLER