Frank Möbus

Frank Möbus was born in 1966 in Nürnberg. He is a german guitarist of modern jazz. He studied at Berklee College of Music from 1985 to 1989 and had regularly Jazz improvisation lessons at Jerry Bergonzi during that time. With the bass clarinetist Rudi Mahall he founded the band Der rote Bereich at 1989, together they visited countless renowned festivals and released seven records so far. In the project Azul by Carlos Bica, he has collaborated with Jim Black since 1993 and plays music with Daniel Erdmann. He was a member of various formations, including Erdmann 3000 and Wired Paradise. He toured as a soloist with musicians such as Herb Robertson, Ray Anderson, Kenny Wheeler, Karl Berger and Han Bennink. As a soloist he worked for the RIAS Big Band, the Ars Nova Ensemble, the Ensemble für Neue Musik Zürich and Kevin Coynes Paradise Band. Since 1990 he has played up to 300 concerts worldwide with the most diverse formations. Möbus was appointed as ac professor of jazz guitar and ensemble to the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Weimar in 2003. He has also taught as a lecturer for jazz guitar at the Lucerne University since 2007 and taught at many jazz workshops around the world.