Stephan Maass was born june, 22nd 1967 in Bad Homburg, Germany. Since 1982 Stephan Maass has occupied himself with all aspects and areas of percussion instruments. In 1984 he won the second place at the drummer meeting in koblenz in the percussionist newcomer competition. Stephan started to work as a professional musician in 1989. Over the past 25 years he has become one of the busiest live and studio musicians in Austria and Germany, participating in over 700 recordings and countless film productions (TV and movie) as a musician and/or music producer. Stephan Maass received numerous gold and platinum/multiplatinum awards, as well as other awards (e.g. the austrian Amadeus award for best national pop-production 2005 for georg danzers album “Persönlich” as producer, together with Dieter Kolbeck). Stephan covers a wide musical range from Jazz productions such as Colin Towns and NDR-Bigband via Austropop like Rainhard Fendrich and popacts like Xavier Naidoo to electronic acts like Kruder & Dorfmeister. As a producer he has worked for record companies such as Universal and Sony BMG and as a percussionist played drumclinics and drumfestivals (e.g. Superdrumming 2008,2013 and Meinl Drumfestival 2006,2008) as a meinlpercussion endorser (with a.o.Benny Greb, Ralf Gustke, Jojo Mayer etc). Stephan has got features in several drummagazines (e.g. drums&percussion, sticks, idrummag).
He has held the position of professor for percussion (Jazzdepartement) at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversity Linz/Austria since 2007.
Stephan has toured regularly since the early 90′s and is developing musical concepts (maassmusic) for theatre, dance theatre and film music (Universum-Film, Formula 1,Red Bull Media House).
Colin Towns Mask Orchestra,
Wir Beaten mehr Band (Xavier Naidoo, Jan Delay, Cassandra Steen, Max Herre,Joy Denalane, Sido,Kool Savas…..),
Blue Touch Paper,
Act.(feat. Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, Jadakiss, Wyclef, Babyface, Brandy, Jon B, Eve, Faith Evans, Ashanti, among others),
Kruder & Dorfmeister,
Pecoraro & Pecoraro,
Hangar 7 Sound,
Dzihan & Kamien,
Kurt Ostbahn & die Kombo,
Raoul de Souza,
Brunner & Brunner,
“Stephan Maass has a mind of his own – thank god – a master musician”
John Fordham The Guardian
“The groove-galloping, gong-booming duet between percussionists Joji Hirota and Stephan Maass made The Royal Hunt of the Sun the show’s tour de force…”
“lord of the frequencies”
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Jazzacademy Zeillern/Austria from 31.7. to 6.8.2016
I will be teaching again at the Jazzacademy Zeillern/Austria from 31.7. to 6.8.2016 with some nice collagues…..
Vocals: Annette Giesriegl @ Guitar: Gerald Gradwohl @ Keys: Emil Spanyi @ Bass: Hannes Strasser @ Drums: Harry Tanschek @ Reeds: Martin Fuss, Herwig Gradischnig @
Trumpet: Josef Burchartz @ Trombone, Akkordeon: Alois Eberl @ Percussion: Stephan Maass @ Theorie: Richard Graf @ Big Band: Christoph Cech @ Korepetition: Christian Klikovits
NDR BIGBAND plays Macbeth
…had fun playing Colin Towns’ music with the NDR Big Band and the wonderful actors Tobias Moretti and Susanne Wolff (directed by the great Terry Hands!) as part of the schleswig holstein musicfestival……
fantastic to play the first time together with Marcio Doctor…
CARMENCUBANA MUNICH DEUTSCHES THEATER
…had a blast playing Carmen Cubana at the “Deutsches Theater” Munich this june with a wonderful band and cast…
Rhythm Diaries Bernhard Schimpelsberger
a wonderful project of Bernhard Schimpelsberger I have the honour to be part of …….
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Groove up your life
Groove up your life!
Groove and rhythm are basic feelings of every human being!
Groove is the pulse of life!
Stephan Maass, Prof. for percussion at the Anton Bruckner Private University Linz, an international life- and session musician has developed an entire workshop concept, which is different from conventional drummer-workshops.
The most important functions of timing, motivity, balance and of course fun are responsible for a better balance. If you integrate these tools into your daily work, it will improve the work-life-balance enormously and support the team building in your company.
Stephan Maass has already performed these concepts with serveral concerns successfully.
The experience of „groove“ improves communication on many levels in the community, especially in a company structure.
To teach all these skills, Stephan Maass uses the effective instrument „cajon“ ( a wooden box), because the participants are able to play together very quickly and feel the positiv result.
I am available for remote percussion recordings.
Send me your music and I will record the percussion tracks……….
Feel free to contact me for details and get some maassarbeit.
EXAMPLES FILMMUSIC (PRODUCING, PROGRAMMING, COMPOSING) FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY.
On my long journey as musician I play MEINL Percussion and MEINL Cymbals now since 1997.