My favourite hobby is playing trombone. I have been a founding member of the Bläserkreis St. Marien (photo) in my birth-town Lünen, and I am still playing with them if place and time give me a chance to do so.

During my studies in Münster I played in several bands, most importantly with Swingin’ Affair Big Band and with and R&B band named Mad, Bad & Fabulous.

In Oxford I joined OUJO2; in San Diego UCSD Jazz Ensemble, conducted by the late Jimmy Cheatham.

In Vienna I played bass trombone at Vienna West Side Orchestra (formerly known as Maurer Big Band) and at Vienna Bigband Project .

In Swansea I have played with City of Swansea Concert Band, and most recently with the fabulous Steve Price Big Band.