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+43 / 664 / 14 54 255

  • Angelika Sacher (voc)
    Martin Plangl (b)
    René Galik (git)
    Andreas Gallauner (dr)

    Klaus Bergmaier (piano)


    modern Swing, latin jazz
    and fusion standards



  • Foto: Tihana Resch


    Foto: Hans B.


    You can hire me as a piano player or with a group from two up to six musicians, with female singer. For your event with solid entertainment!

    klaus.bergmaier@gmail.com by phone
    +43 / 27 32 / 75 801
    +43 / 664 / 14 54 255

    Snail mail:
    Klaus Bergmaier
    Bahnhofplatz 8/6/11
    A-3500 Krems









    Klaus Bergmaier
    (organ, rhodes & backing vocals)

    I was born in Krems, a small town in Lower Austria

    At the age of 7 he started to teach himself how to play an electronic organ. Later on he picked up guitar, piano, percussion, bass and drums.

    First published composition on EP "First Theme" in 1985

    Recording studio sessions from 1987 onwards, working as an arranger, copyist and studio musician for publishing companies etc.

    He studied musicology at the Vienna University.

    Started playing in bands regularly in 1990: The Good Ol' Blues Brothers Boys Band (= The Original Brothers),
    Christian Zajer Band, Ron Urini and the Dum Dum Boys, The Jets, Fishermän's Friends, Testes Testis, Big Apple, Ozone, Soul Kitchen, Karin Hauk Quartett, The Bad Flowers and Die Anomalie des Wassers. Played one concert with award-winning group Drahdiwaberl. Recorded many CDs and LPs, concerts in Austria and abroad, radio and TV shows. Also busy as a pianist and composer for poetry sessions etc.

    Worked with Smokey Robinson, Johnny Logan, Dagmar Koller, Hollywood & Broadway legend Betty Garrett, members of Schmetterlinge, and Waltraut Haas & Erwin Strahl.

    In duet with singer Angelika Sacher award-winning CDs.

    Member of the the Austrian musicians' union:


    Motto: "Wer die Wahrheit nicht weiß, der ist nur ein Dummkopf. Wer Sie aber weiß, und sie eine Lüge nennt, der ist ein Verbrecher!"

    (He who just don't know the truth is simply stupid. But he who knows the truth and knowingly calls it a lie, is a criminal!)

    (Bert Brecht)    


    From 2011 on:

    2 VMachines (built by SM Pro Audio) triggered by two Korg keyboards
    reproducing plug-ins of original 1960's Vox and Gibson organs, grand piano, harpsichord, Fender Rhodes Mark I electric piano and Fender Bass Piano - exactly the gear used by Ray Manzarek on stage and in the studio.

    Tour 2001-2010:

    Yamaha YC-20 Organ (black 1970)

    Fender Rhodes (1970s)


    Interesting links:



    "Klaus Bergmaier personal homepage"


    Foto: Tihana Resch


    Foto: Waltraud Marsoner



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    In memoriam
    George Harrison