Johannes Müller

"Thanks very much, Cannonball! I was looking for a saxophone with an old, huge sound. I have played a lot of Mark VI horns but when I played the Big Bell Tenor, I was overwhelmed. This horn is the best I ever played, it has an incredible warm sound and the intonation is amazing! Since I’ve been playing the Big Bell Tenor, people keep asking me about the instrument and its great sound. I play the sax in many different contexts and it is the perfect horn for every kind of music."
~ Johnannes Müller


Johannes Müller, born in 1981 in Saarlouis, studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Mannheim with Juergen Seefelder and Johannes Enders. He graduated in 2006. Since 2007 he holds his master’s degree in music.

His bio is characterized by a wide range of international engagements and productions. So from 2002 to 2005 he was a member of the German National Jazz Orchestra (BuJazzO). He is co-initiator of the project "Euro - jazz" with the HR Big Band, where he often plays as a guest. Furthermore, he is involved in numerous theater productions.

As a soloist, he plays internationally at major jazz festivals such as San Jose, London, The Hague, Brussels, Cape Town, Mumbai, Delhi, Sapporo, etc.

In 2005 he won the soloist prize in the BigBand-Competition of universities of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Müller also performs in the most prestigious jazz clubs around the world such as Ronnie Scott's London (UK), Bimhuis Amsterdam (NL), Yoshi's Oakland (USA), Jazz Alley Seattle (USA), Sundside Paris, Bird's Eye Basel etc.

On tours and concerts, he has played so far in 27 countries around the world (including the US, India, South Africa, Malaysia, China, Namibia, Russia, Britain, etc.)

But also in the studio Müller can show his talent. Until today he appeared on 22 recordings. His experience made him a welcome sideman to various artists such as Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Claudio Roditi, Amina Figarova, Michel Camilo, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Ingrid Jensen, Rebekka Bakken, Don Braden, Ack van Rooyen, Peter Herbolzheimer, Lalo Schifrin, Jean Louis Rassinfosse, HR Big Band, SWR radio Orchestra, etc.

As a teacher, he taught at the International Jazz Holidays Saarwellingen 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014 and he gave master classes at the University of Cape Town and Durban.

Since 2013, he played the lead-alto in the police (big)band of the Saarland and since 2014 he teaches jazz saxophone at the University of Music in Saarbruecken.

"The saxophone playing of Johannes Müller is the epitome of elegance for me. He has an incredible sense of design. Each individual tone has in itself something very special, unmistakable . Even if the hr Bigband plays loudly I can easily identify him." ~ Dr. Peter Kleiss, jazz journalist, Saarland State Radio

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