|Chris Maldener, Professional-Drummer|
Graduate from P.I.T. in Los Angeles - All-round Drummer - Live/Studio - Sight-reader
Starting at the age of 4, Chris proved to be talented on his first little drum-kit.
He took lessons at the music school in Hanau four years later, followed by private lessons with Bülent Atesch-one of the most popular Jazz drummer in the scene of Frankfurt- for several years. At the age of 18 he continued to take private lessons with Harald Heinl,a former P.I.T. graduate, for about two years, in order to prepare himself for the studies in Los Angeles.
Chris' lecturer at P.I.T.:
Ralph Humphrey (Zappa),
Joe Porcaro (L.A.Studio-Szene)
Casey Scheurell (Chaka-Khan, Robben Ford),
Enzo Todesco (Gino Vanelli)
Chuck Flores (Woody Herman)
Steve Houghton (Scott Henderson)
1992 Chris graduated from MUSICIANS INSTITUTE and received his `Diploma with Honors`.
Since his return to Germany in 1992, he is a professional drummer.
Beside his great experience in Jazz, Latin, Rock, Funk, Blues, Fusion und Big Band-Drumming ("...distinguished All-round-Drummer..." drums & percussion magazine Jan/1993 ), he is also an expert in sight-reading music in all the different styles.
Because of these abilities he is working a lot as a substitute both live and in studio.
BARNEY JACKSON Music Entertainment
BON JOVI COVERBAND (A)
CLEO & THE CMG
DAVE LEE HOWARD (USA)
FRANK BARTON & NASHVILLE MOON
GLENN MILLER REVIVAL Big Band
HOUSE OF MUNK
K.C. WILLIAMS (USA)
KEY LARGO ORCHESTRA, feat. BUDDY LOVE
RALF OLBRICH PLUS FIVE
TOMMY ROBERTS jr.