Institute for Jazz Research

Franz KRIEGER, Ao.Univ.Prof. Mag. DDr.

Born in 1963. Study at the University of Music And Dramatic Arts Graz (Music Pedagogy with main subject Piano) and at the Karl-Franzens-University Graz (History and Social Studies). 1986 academic degree of Mag. art. Additional studies in the field of Piano (classical) and Jazz. Musicological dissertation on "Untersuchungen zum Stilwandel im Jazz-Solopianospiel am Beispiel ausgewählter Body And Soul-Aufnahmen zwischen 1938 und 1992" (="Investigations into style changes in jazz solo piano playing as demonstrated in selected Body And Soul recordings between 1938 and 1992"). 1995 academic degree of Dr. phil. 1984–91 instrumental teacher (main subject: piano); 1991–99 university assistant at the Institute for Jazz Research, since 2000 Ao.Univ.Prof. at this institute. Psychological dissertation on "Strukturierung und musikalische Befähigung" (="Structure and musical qualification"); 2003 academic degree of Dr. rer. nat. and habilitation in the subject popular music. Co-editor of the series "Jazzforschung / Jazz Research", "Beiträge zur Jazzforschung / Studies in Jazz Research" and "Jazz Research News". Research emphasis on transcription and musical analysis; jazz piano. As a musician member of the Swing Quartett Graz.