Windwerk is the German word for the blower of a church organ. Both instruments, the saxophone and the church organ, operate with wind. So they called their ensemble WINDWERK:
Martin Sebastian Schmitt
Martin Sebastian Schmitt was born in 1969 in St.Wendel and studied jazz (Saxophone, German flute) at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz under Peter Reiter, Jörg Kaufmann and Rainer Heute, Jazz Composition and Arrangement course under Prof. Joachim Ullrich and Prof. Ed Partyka Masters courses and workshops with Joe Lovano, Benny Golson, Roman Schwaller, Vincent Herring, Lee Konitz, Herb Geller, George Robert, Gunter Hampel, Dick Oatts and Peter Herbolzheimer Award-winner at the international jazz event "generations 2000" in Frauenfeld (Switzerland) Freelance composer, arranger, instrumentalist, conductor Saxophone teacher at the Wiesbaden College of Music and Art and at the Peter Cornelius Conservatory in Mainz www.msschmitt-musik.de.
Volker Krebs - Organ
Volker Krebs was born in 1974 in Wiesbaden and studied Catholic Church Music A at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz under Gabriel Dessauer, Prof. Gerhard Gnann, Prof. Hans-Jürgen Kaiser and Prof. Alfred Müller Other studies in Louis Robillard's Master Class (Lyon), under Jean-Pierre Leguay (Dijon) Master Courses with Oliver Latry, Guy Bovet, Heinz Wunderlich, Wolfgang Zerrer Scholarship winner of the Richard Wagner Association (1999), the DAAD (2001) and Johannes-Gutenberg University (2002) Deanery cantor in Bleialf since 2004.
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