Prof. Jo  Thönes

Prof. Jo Thönes

Professor of Drumset (Jazz)

Subject/Instrument: Drumset

Hochschulzentrum am Horn

jo.thoenes(at)hfm-weimar.de

  • Studied classical percussion at the College of Music in Cologne with Prof. Christoph Caskel
  • Concerts and productions with John Abercrombie, Arild Andersen, Rainer Brüninghaus, Palle Danielsson, Klaus Doldinger, Jasper van't Hof, Joachim Kühn, Dave Liebman, Palle Mikkelborg, Albert Mangelsdorff, Markus Stockhausen, John Taylor, Gary Thomas, James Blood Ulmer, Kenny Wheeler and Tony Oxley (among others)
  • Numerous tours for the Goethe-Institute in East Europe, the Middle East and South-East Asia
  • Performances at international festivals in Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Moers, Seville, Warsaw and The Hague
  • Concerts specialising in contemporary music with works from Zimmermann, Kagel, Reich and Ives
  • Since 1980 teacher in workshops
  • Since 1985 teacher in German Colleges of music (Hamburg, Essen)
  • Since 1995 Professor at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar


Discography:

1979          Christoph Spendel QuartettTraces of DarknessJG-Records
1980Christoph Spendel Group feat. Michael SagmeisterLimousineTrion Records
1981Reinhard Glöder QuartettThe GlassblowerTrion Records
1981Dt.-Frz.-Jazz Ensemble – Ltg. Albert MangelsdorffPatchwork DinardOFAJ
1981Uli Beckerhoff GroupDedicationFusion Records
1982John Schröder QuartettDeep WellTrion Records
1982Rainer Schnelle TrioHaymarketEigenverlag
1983Manfred Schoof Big Band + E.Weber/ W. DaunerReflectionsMood Records
1985  
1989
Manfred SchoofPower StationUBM Records
1985Peter Herborn feat. Kenny WheelerAmazonian StigmaNabel Records
1987Peter Herborn feat. Kenny WheelerAcute InsightsJMT Records
1989AparisAparisECM Records
1992Robert MandelTwin LinesNewsic
1992Gyula Csepregi feat. Peter O'MaraPipelineNewsic
1992Hugo ReadSongs of a WayfarerNabel Records
1992Markus und Simon Stockhausen/ Jo ThönesTagtraumUBM Records
1992 Aparis... Fire-Fighters EffortsECM Records
1992Thomas Hufschmidt & Tyron ParkAna & PepilaAcoustic Music
1992Uli Beckerhoff Group feat. John TaylorPrivate LifeNabel Records
1994Uli Beckerhoff GroupDas GeheimnisNabel Records
1994Tony Oxley Celebration OrchestraThe Enchanted MessengerSoul Note
1996Markus & Simon StockhausenJubileeEMI
1999Klaus KönigSongs & SolosENJA
2003Thomas HufschmidtUnder SurfaceLaika Records
2005Manfred Bründl Silent BassRespectLaika Records

Back to list