Welcome to the site of Trumpet Player, Composer and Educator Gerhard Ornig!

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Thanks for visiting! Here you’ll find lots of music, videos, and information about my projects. Hope you find something to enjoy…


It’s been a tough time, but at least a little candle is flaming on for a few days, playing with the great Christian Muthspiel and Orjazztra Vienna for a Live-Stream Audience in Porgy and Bess (Vienna) – 22.3., 23.3., 24.3.  – 20.30 check the livestream at : 

Besides that trying to keep working and teaching as much as possible and soon will be saying goodbye to this Website, so stay tuned for a newly launched website! Stay healthy and stay connected to Live Admosphere.


It has been a weird year for all of us and I am just looking forward to hopefully a better 2021. But I am happy to share at least 1 great Video of a great band and a great project, I am happy to be part of. Recorded this August in Prague with Concept Art Orchestra (CAO)

You can purchase the CD also from the Website, even after Christmas.

Stay tuned for hopefully more better news in 2021!!

04.03 2020:

This is gonna be so much fun, hope to see you around at one of the shows!!

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Happy New Year and all the best for 2020!!!

I am happy to share with you some great news already in the beginning of this great year.
A new video has been upload from 4Seasons and it feature a tune of mine – check it out below this post!

AND… I am looking very much forward to go to study at the end of this month to record the 2nd album with my Trio, featuring the great Matt Adomeit on Bass and Attila Gyárfás on Drums Gerhard Ornig Trio
Can’t wait to share the new music with you soon but first of all here is a Video of 4Seasons on “3 Steps Away”


Busy times, just returned from Prague to play with the great Concept Art Orchestra feat. the great Guillermo Klein and preparing for some nice shows coming up with Sound Pollution Eclectic and some concerts coming up with my friend Kari Antila from Finnland

  • Nov 10 – Thomawirt Graz
  • Nov 12 – Musikwerkstatt Wels
  • Nov 13 – Capperi. Il Locale, Graz

OrnigAntila Quartett Foto 72


Happy about some new Videos from Live-Shows in Spring and Summer.

Soon more Videos are about to come from 4Seasons . Looking forward to start touring also with Christian Muthspiel Orjazztra Vienna and also happy to share some new Infos about Gerhard Ornig Trio . Can’t wait to spread all this infos with you, stay tuned…


Summer is over and it was a flourishing time all over Europe with many good times/concerts/teaching in various countries.
Happy to have played the first concerts with El4CTRIC – Stephane Escoms in France, some concerts with Mega Mereneu Project, or 4Seasons, my first time spending time in Finland with Kari Antila and also Latvia again.
One of the best events was the beginning of a great project, Christian Muthspiel and Orjazztra Vienna . Check it out and look stay

Summer was amazing and I look forward with a lot of new music and some great new adventures coming up, Stay informed and catch me on some of my following gigs in the next weeks Dates . A nice “Herbal Selection” of great stuff coming up


Freu mich sehr über diesen wunderbare Rezension aus der aktuellen Ausgabe von “Die Brücke”, die Kärtner Kulturzeitung. Vielen Dank an Gilbert Waldner für den schönen Artikel

Artikel Die Brücke


Happy New Year to Everybody and looking forward to start the year with some great concerts and a new video with my Trio

Frohes Neues Jahr euch allen und ich freue mich ganz besonders, das Konzertjahr mit einer kleinen Tour und einem neuen Video mit meinem Trio starten zu können. Nicht versäumen….

GO-Trio: January Tour
Gerhard Ornig Trio January 2019 Matt Adomeit – Bass Attila Gyárfás – Drums


Really happy to share a new Video of 4Seasons. We’ve had a fantastic year with the debut of our CD as well as some really nice concerts in 2018… Check our new Website


It has been some months since I wrote a comment here on my Website, but the last months were full of some new experiences in many ways.

I got the fortunate chance to play several times again with the great NDR Big Band in Hamburg as a sub. Since almost a year I am also playing constantly with the great guys from Concept Art Orchestra CAO in Czech Republic. I was also happy to work for the first time in a Theatre Production in Schauspielhaus Graz, S.P.E (Sound Pollution Eclectic) recorded and released it’s first CD on Freifeld Tonträger and “Ranning Sushi” recorded a few weeks ago there first CD. I was happy to be a part of the new recording of Stephane Escombes El4ctric. Also the special Void Quartett just recorded it’s first sound carrier for its first CD

Besides that 4Seasons released its own Website and we will be touring again a bit in November of 2018 in Austria, more informations on the Website

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After some nice gigs in Ventspils (LVA) with my Trio I am also happy to announce that my Trio will tour in January 2019 again in Austria…

Finally after a long time I also found some time to update some of the stuff here on the Website, so please feel free to look around and also look at the new Website. So look around and have fun with my music and stay connected…


It has been quiet nice times the last weeks with many old and new challenges. I had the pleasure to join the NDR-Big Band in Hamburg for the first time for two consecutive recordings with Gwilym Simcock and Hans Koller. But now getting back to prepare my own music for the upcoming Concerts at the Jazzwerkstatt with my Trio this Tuesday, 10th of April – Jazzwerkstatt Graz 2018

Everybody in and around Graz, don’t miss that…


Freue mich sehr über eine weitere sehr schöne Rezension über mein Trio-Album im MICA-Music Austria. Über den Link kann man den ganzen Artikel lesen…

Mica interview


Freue mich sehr über diesen sehr schönen Bericht über meine Arbeit im SKUG, Journal für Musik.Film.Kunst.Literatur. Vielen Dank an Xavier Plus für den Bericht und das Interview.

SKUG bericht


Really happy about this nice review in the Austrian Music-magazine Concerto about my Trio Album. Thanks to Manuel Schuster for doing that…


30. 01. 2018:

Really happy that in a few days 4Seasons is presenting their Debut album for the first time in Graz. It has been already a great ride for the band over the last two years and we are really looking forward to our future path.


We hope to see many people there at the great club Tube’s

17. 01. 2018:

Happy to share a new Video of my Trio –

feat. Matt Adomeit and Attila Gyárfás…

Next show this Friday, 19th of January at Radiokulturhaus Vienna – not to be missed

06. 01. 2018

Happy New Year and all the Best for 2018 !!!

Frohes Neues Jahr und alles Gute für 2018!!!

2017 was a great year with the Release of my first Cd as a Leader and 2018 is starting already with the next milestone, 4Seasons is going to Release it’s first CD already in January!!! Upcoming concerts with 4seasons – (19.1. – Wiener RadioCafe ; 2.2. – CD Release tube’s Graz, 18.2. Schlosskeller Ligist) check the Dates for more Infos

Meanwhile I am happy to share some great Pics by the amazing Lucija Novak from the CD-Release with the Gerhard Ornig Trio on the 19th of Dezember 2017.

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09.12. 2017:

Looking really much forward to the Big Final in of this Year. Happy to have some Release-concerts in Austria again… Don’t miss that

17 – Thomawirt Graz

19. – CD Release “Tubes” Graz

21. – Bluegarage Frauental

Gerhard Ornig Trio - CD Release

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21.11. 2017:

Besides the Release of my first Debut as a Leader I am also happy to share the Release of the first Vinyl with my genius colleague from Latvia – Toms Rudzinskis. Really happy to share the first Album of the Gerhard Ornig-Toms Rudzinskis Quartett to the world. “Locomotion” released on Jersika Records, feat. the outstanding musicians Pat Cleaver on Bass and Andris Buikis on Drums.


li.: “Locomotion” (Ornig-Rudzinskis Quartet) ; re.: “First Flow” Gerhard Ornig Trio

04.11. 2017:

Little EPK of my first album, check it out…

21.09. 2017:

Ladies and Gentleman, I am happy to present you my first Album as a Leader!!!

First FLOW
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Thanks to everybody who is involved, first of all especially my collegues and great musicians Matt Adomeit and Attila Gyárfás, Alexander Yannilos from Freifeld Tontraeger and Lucija Novak for the Artwork.

You can just order it from me or check the links below.

Gerhard Ornig Trio – Freifeld


07.06.2017: Freue mich über weitere großartige Möglichkeiten, das Gerhard Ornig Trio live zu hören…

Looking very much forward to present my Trio again this coming July with two great shows:

Gerhard Ornig Trio
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More great Infos to come!!! Stay tuned…

18.03.2017: Viele neue Sachen sind im Anbruch, “RanninG Sushi” spielten letze Woche ihre beiden ersten Konzerte mit neuem Programm, Matheus Jardim Quartett feierte auch seine Premiere und endlich bin ich beim Mischen der Aufnahmen die wir letztes Jahr mit dem Trio machen konnten. Und interessant geht es weiter, ich freue mich einen wunderbaren Freund, Musiker und Saxophonisten aus Lettland in Österreich begrüßen zu können: Toms Rudzinskis. 2 Gigs in Graz, Miles Jazzbar -25. März und Bar 28 – 28. März, wir sehen uns dort…


Many new exciting projects just started and I am happy to be part of it, like for instance “RanninG Sushi” had their first concerts with a new program or Matheus Jardim Quartett also played their premiere some days ago. Furthermore I am finally in the Mixing process of my recordings with the Trio from last Summer/Fall – It is exciting and great. But the most actual news are that Toms Rudzinskis is coming to Austria and we are going to play 2 concerts. I can’t wait to play and hang with this amazing musician, sax player again, 25th of March – Miles Jazzbar; 28th of March – Bar 28, see you there…

16.02.2017: Hat leider viel zu lange gedauert, aber endlich haben die “Four Seasons” ein neues Video von unserem Gig letztes Jahr bei der Jazzwerkstatt Graz, viel Spaß dabei…

It took us way too much time to finish editing the video but finally “Four Seasons” has a new video from our gig last year at Jazzwerkstatt Graz, we hope you like it…

04.02.2017: Mittlerweile sind einige Monate vergangen, seitdem ich mich hier auf meiner Webseite gemeldet habe. Monate, die musikalisch sehr abwechslungsreich, intensiv und florierend waren. Ich durfte unter anderem für einige Wochen als Trompeter bei Zirkus Roncalli fungieren. Styrian Jazzorchester feierte ihre Premiere mit 2 grandiosen Konzerten und einer CD-Recording im Dezember. Weiters gingen “Four Seasons” letzten Dezember ins Studio und ich durfte wieder einmal Teil einer wunderbaren Produktion von Chris Guilfoyle in Dublin sein. Ein wunderschönes Video wurde von diesem Gig live mitgeschnitten, freu mich über alle möglichen Kommentare. 2017 hat bereits gut begonnen und ich freue mich auf viele spannende musikalische Erlebnisse dieses Jahr…

It has been several months since I was writing some post on my page. I had some great time with many new musical challenges, very productive and flourishing challenges. For the first time in my life I was part of Circus production (Circus Ronalli), Styrian Jazzorchester was celebrating its Debut with two great concerts plus a CD Production. Further on “Four Seasons” went to Studio and I had the chance to join a great guitar player in Dublin with his great Project , Chris Guilfoyle with SuperUmbra. They shot a great Video, which you can see below, so I hope you enjoy it and feel free to comment us. 2017 has begun already with some great new musical paths and I look forward to a great further journey in my musical life… Stay in Touch

29.09.2016: Der Sommer neigt sich dem Ende zu und ich kann sehr froh, dankbar und auch zuversichtlich auf diese 3 Monate zurückblicken. Ein paar Highlights: die “Four Seasons” durften beim 12 Points Festival in Spanien gastieren; ich konnte endlich mein Trio mit den fantastischen Musikern Matt Adomeit (USA) und Attila Gyárfás (HUN) nach Österreich bringen. Wir hatten eine wundervolle kleine Tour und verbrachten auch einen Tag im Studio, ihr dürft euch jetzt schon auf das Ergebnis der Aufnahme freuen!

Neben einigen weiteren wunderschönen Gigs und einer Recording Session in Amsterdam darf man auch nicht die spannenden beiden Workshops in Ventspils (Lettland) und Graz vergessen. Freue mich jetzt schon auf einen weiteren musikalisch hochwertigen Herbst mit viel Musik!!

Summer is coming to an End and I want to take the opportunity to look back to some great highlights, where I was lucky to participate this summer: The “Four Seasons” had the Privilege to participate in the 12 points Festival in San Sebastian (ESP); I finally had the chance to bring my Trio, consisting of the fine two gentleman Matt Adomeit (USA) und Attila Gyárfás to Austria for a little tour. Besides the Tour we also recorded one day in Studio, so some new recording will come out soon, can’t wait…

Besides some more gigs and a great Recording session in Amsterdam I also want to mention the 2 great workshops, I had the chance to be part of – Ventspils Groove in Latvia and Graz Composers Workshop in Graz.

Looking very much forward to a great autumn with a lot of music!!!

Check out some Pic from my Trio as well as a video from the “Four Seasons Performance in San Sebastian:


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08.07.2016: Freue mich sehr über das Portrait in der kleinen Zeitung über mich. Vielen Dank an Otmar Klammer für den Artikel.

I am very happy about the great portrait of myself in this weeks edition of Kleine Zeitung, Thanks a lot to Otmar Klammer for writing this beautiful article.

Kleine Bericht

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01.06.2016: Freue mich, ein neues Video von unserem Gig bei der diesjährigen Jazzwerkstatt Graz zu veröffentlichen! Viel Spaß mit den “Four Seasons”:

Happy to share a new video from our gig at Jazzwerkstatt Graz a couple of weeks ago! Hope you like this tune and the “Four Seasons”:

10.05.2016: Gestern hatten wir, die “Four Seasons”, die Ehre, dass ein Live-Mitschnitt unseres letzten Konzert bei der Jazzwerkstatt auf Radio Steiermark ausgestrahlt wurde. Wer es verpasst hat, kann hier die Sendung noch einmal in den nächsten Tagen


Four Seasons – Jazzwerkstatt Graz 2016


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Yesterday had we, the “Four Seasons”, the honour that a Live- recording of our last concert at Jazzwerkstatt Graz was streamed at Radio Steiermark. Whoever didn’t have the chance to hear it on the radio can stream it here for some days…

Four Seasons at Jazzwerkstatt Graz 2016

16.04.2016: Während meines letzten Aufenthalts Lettland hatte ich die Möglichkeit mit der wunderbaren Ventspils Big Band und Daniel Cacija zusammen zu arbeiten. Dort konnte ich auch einige meiner eigenen Kompositionen mit der Big Band präsentieren. Hier ein kleiner Ausschnitt des Konzertes:

During my last stay in LatviaI had the chance to work together with the wonderful Ventspils Bigbends and Daniel Cacija. I also had the chance to perform some of my original tunes with the Band and was very happy with the result. Here is a video of some parts of the performance: