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"Jazz to me is a living music. It's a music that since its beginning has expressed the feelings, the dreams, hopes, of the people"
(Dexter Gordon)

Short Biography


Alexander Ehrenreich was born in Vienna in 1973, as the son of jazz musician and big band legend Teddy Ehrenreich. Having had the great fortune to live jazz in his younger years, he developed an early interest in jazz and its related styles such as Soul, Blues, Fusion & Funk etc.

even before he began teaching himself to play saxophone in the age of 14.

During his studies at the University for Music and Performing Arts, Alexander produced his first recordings (all under the label of City Park Records) so as to present and document his constant high standard, versatile musical interests with numerous famed side-men of the austrian jazz and rock/pop scene.

Since 1996 he is the leader of his own hard bop quintett, playing at the most important jazzclubs all over Austria.


Since 2012 he also leads the Alexander Ehrenreich Big Band (before known as Teddy Ehrenreich Big Band) which play the original charts of Woody Herman and all the other great big bands from the golden swing era.

Alexander Ehrenreich also teaches saxophone and clarinet for young and old.

2013 he produced and presented the radio broadcast of “Big Band Colours” at 98.3. Superfly.


Credits Jazz & Pop/Rock


Big Band des Konservatoriums der Stadt Wien, Big Band der Musikhochschule Wien,

Teddy Ehrenreich Big Band, Tony Jagitsch Orchester, Original Swing Time Big Band,

Don Menza, Red Holloway, Andy Haderer, Jim Rotondi, Barbara Dennerlein, Joe Gallardo, Jörg Seidel,

Caroline de Rooij, Richard Oesterreicher, Ines Reiger, Carole Alston, Klemens Marktl,

Monika Ballwein, Domino Blue, Andy Baum, Wilfried, Hansi Lang, Birgit Denk, TC.Pfeiler and many others

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