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"Daniel Holzleitner can certainly be counted among the new ranks of young musicians who, with the greatest artistic commitment and ingenuity, dedicate themselves to the possibilities of a contemporary approach and the fusion of different musical forms of expression."

Alexander Kochmann - mica music austria


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Daniel Holzleitner (born 1994, in Schärding/Upper Austria) is a versatile trombonist, composer and educator and currently lives in Vienna/Austria.


Being initially socialized in the austrian marching band scene, Daniel showed interest in various styles of music already from an early age on. 
After graduating high school he eventually moved to Graz/Austria to study jazz performance, jazz composition and music pedagogy at the "Kunstunversität Graz" (KUG) with his main teachers being Prof. Ed Neumeister (trombone) and Prof. Ed Partyka (composition). After receiving his bachelor degrees in Graz he moved to Vienna/Austria in 2018 to complete his jazz studies at the "Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Wien (MuK)" and he also started classical trombone studies there with Prof. Mikael Rudolfsson. He graduated and finished his sudies in the wintersemester of 2022.

Daniel is an active part of the viennese music scene and his versatile and open-minded approach to music resulted in him being involved in various and often divergent fields of work as a trombonist, as a composer and as an educator.


Daniel leads his own band, "Comprovisition" and also is a part of the transdisciplinary ensemble "zwischen uns" which combines elements of contemporary music with theatrical performance. "zwischen uns" got awarded with the austrian "Joe Zawinul price".

Besides his own projects, he is a permanent member of Christian Muthspiel's Orjazztra Vienna..

As a sideman, Daniel performed with the following...

...musicans: James Morrison, Sheila Jordan, Ray Anderson, David Berger, Michael Gibbs, Ed Neumeister, Jiggs Whigham, Bobby Shew, Ed Partyka, Thomas Quashoff, David Helbock, Lorenz Raab, Karlheinz Miklin, Christoph Cech, Efrat Alony, Marianne Mendt, Lukas König, Beate Wiesinger, Vincent Pongracz, Gerhard Ornig, Uli Rennert, Alois Eberl, Astrid Wiesinger, Nikolaus Holler, Robert Unterköfler, Valentin Duit, Matheus Jardim, Philipp Nykrin, Fabian Rucker, Gina Schwarz, Tobias Meissl, Thilo Seevers, Daniel Varga, Simon Plötzeneder...

...Bands/Ensembles/Big Bands: Orjazztra Vienna, Vincent Pongracz' Synesthetic Octett, Karlheinz Miklin-Sextett, Tobias Hoffmann Nonet, Tobias Hoffmann Big Band, Christoph Chech CCJOP, Heavy Tuba, Jazzbigband Graz, Lungau Big Band, Big Band der Volksoper Wien, Woodstock der Blasmusik All-Star Big Band, Graz Composers Orchestra, Jazzorchester Steiermark, Hot Pants Road Club, Notes & Tones Jazz Orchestra, Ensemble Kuhle Wampe, The Alpinists, Niklouds Brotherhood, Aufmessers Schneide. KammererOrköster, e c h o Boomer, Gina Schwarz Pannonica, Alpine Dweller,  Yasmo & die Klangkantine, Jugendjazzorchester OÖ...

...classical ensembles: Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Phace, The Black Page Orchestra, Max Steiner Orchestra, Schallfeld Ensemble, Ensemble Zeitfluss, Studio Dan, Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, sINNfonietta, Cammerata Sinfonica Austria, Stadttheater Passau as well as various chamber music projects.

Performances at: Jazzfestival Salfelden, INNtöne Jazzfestival, Jazztage Burghausen, Carinthischer Sommer, Wellenklänge Festival Lunz am See, Tiroler Festspiele Erl, Gmundner Festwochen, Festival Out of the Box München, onQ Festival, Klassik am Dom Linz, Music Biennale Zagreb, Prague Offspring, Bayrisches Jazzweekend Regensburg, Woodstock der Blasmusik, Styriarte, Wien Modern, Outreach Festival, Bingen Swingt, La Strada Graz, Jazz can Dance, Brucknertage Linz...


Daniel is also an active composer and arranger and writes music for his own projects but also gets frequently asked to write comissioned pieces and arrangements for various settings and ensembles, reaching from chamber music, big band, wind band up to big orchestral instrumentations.

Commissions eg. by: JANUS ensemble, Ensemble Merve, Born2Bass, Duo Edlbauer Kuzo, Theater INNklusiv, quinTTTonic...


Daniel is also active as a pedagogue. He works at Musikschule Oberes Wiental (Pressbaum,AUT) and also offers private lessons in trombone, improvisation, composition and many other music related fields.

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