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(Kata y Co, Trio Macchiato)

herzog records

+ 49 40 55 616 445



(La KaffeehausAvantgarde)

rent a dog/ Rattay Music

+ 49 241-53 36 76




(all bands)


+49 172 456 2027


Henry Altmann

* 1964 Isny/ Allg.

Studied music and musicology in Hamburg/ Germany and New York/ USA.



Developped a unique style of playing upright bass in using all kinds of sound possbilities of the instrument as well as playing bass/ percussion or euphonium/ piano at the same time. Invented special way of 7-string bass playing to unite guitar & bass function.


Name dropping:

Kalle Kalima, Steve Coleman, Pascal von Wroblewsky, Peter Brötzmann, George Gruntz, Buster Williams, Gianni Gebbia, Latin Grammy Winner Arturo Martínez Cabrera


Composing: Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, NDR Bigband, Festival Ctirny dny/ Prague, Festspielhaus Hellerau/ Dresden,Theatres in Hamburg/ Germany and Palermo/ Italy and several film scores


Nom. Deutscher Schallplattenpreis 2007, Trude-Unruh-Preis 1998/ 99 for Theatre Music Festspielhaus Hellerau/ Dresden, Hamburg Bass Award 1996


Touring: Germany, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Scandinavia, Spain, New Zealand, Cuba & the Carribean, South America, Senegal, South East Asia, Australia and the USA


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