Hannes Riepler grew up in Austria, studied jazz guitar in Amsterdam and moved to London in 2006, where he dived into the vibrant scene and played all over the city alongside fellow jazzers young and old. An energetic and inventive guitar player, spirited composer and host of the renowned Vortex Downstairs Jazz Night jam session, he has become a mover and shaker of jazz in London himself.
Riepler’s music is rooted in jazz tradition, contemporary and melodic, but always immediate and hot. Freewheeling at times, it thrillingly swings in New York Downtown style, which is perfectly matched by the fine musicians in his Quintet.
Hannes Riepler actively plays as bandleader and much sought-after sideman in the UK and abroad. He also holds teaching positions at Middlesex University as well as at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Hannes Riepler worked with (amongst many more):
Noah Preminger, Rob Garcia, Michael Blake, Jorge Rossi, Felix Rossi, Antonio Fusco, Jason Brown, Antonio Zambrini, Marco Pannacia, Anton Eger, Andreas Lang, Petter Eldh, Colin Stranahan, Jasper Blom, Peter Ehwald, Rob Castelli, Maria Neckam, Voro Garcia, Chris Cheek, Robert Menzel, Nicola Ricci, Riccardo Chiaberta, Lukas Oravec, Juanma Barroso, Julien Lourau, Nicolas Simeon, Jonathan Lindhorst, Mark Ayza, Francesco Ciliglio. Simon Mulier, Szymon Lukowski, Francesco de Rubeis. Tillman Oberbeck, Gianni Giagliari, Johannes Ludwig, Francesco Bigoni,
Stanley Jordan, Mino Cinelu, Adam Holzmann, Franz Hackl
Robin Finker, Julian Arguelles, Percy Persglove, Mark Lockheart, Soweto Kintch, Cecilia Stalin, Pete Wareham, Brian Edwards, Paul Clarvis, Huw Williams, Phil Donkin, George Crowley, Tom Farmer, Simon Purcell, Alec Harper, Oli Hayhurst, Gene Calderazzo, Faith Breckenbury, Phelan Burgoyne, Bruno Heinen, Corrie Dick, Kit Downes, Amy Gamlen, Will Glaser, Binker Golding, Toni Kofi, Steve Fishwick, Josephine Davis, Brian Abrahams, Chris Batchelor, Andrew McCormack, Martin Hathaway, Brandon Allen, Jeff Williams, Sam Crowe, Conor Chaplin, Gareth Lockrane, Fini Bearman, Barry Green, Johnny Brierley, Joe Wright, Alex Garnett, Lewis Wright, Dave Smith, Lloyd Haines, Sam Lasserson, Dave Dyson, Enzo Zirilli, James Maddren, Liam Noble, Jim Hart, James Alsopp, Andy Robb, Tim Giles, Zhenya Strigalev, Mick Coady, Ivo Neame, Riaan Vosloo, Martin Speake, Calum Gourlay, Mike Fletcher, Matt Home, Tom Challenger, Dave Hamblett, Kristian Borring, Kate Williams, Pete Ibbetson, Graeme Blevins, James Gardiner-Bateman, Chris Draper, Esben Tjalve, Duncan Eagles, Alex Merritt, Matt Fishwick, Dave Whitford, Dave Preston, Henrik Jensen, Ollie Howell, Tom Hewson, Nadim Teimoori, Chris Hyson, Eddie Hick, Pat Davey, Tommy Andrews, Rachel Cohen, Emiliano Caroselli, Hayden Prosser, Rick Simpson, Matt Ridley, Andrea DiBiase, Simon Roth, Gary Willcox, Marek Dorcik, Josh Arcoleo, Chris Higginbottom, Adam King, James Copus, Josh Arcoleo, Mark Lewandowski, Dave Mannington, Sam Braysher, Quentin Collins, Kevin Glasgow, Nick Costley-White, Nick Jurd, Daoud Merchant, Mike Chillingworth, Jon Scott, Andre Canniere, John Turville, Giaccomo Smith, Daniel Harding-Israelson, Simon Read, Alam Nathoo, Tim Thornton, Josh Morrison, Ferg Island, Freddie Gavita, Dave Storey, Dario DiLecce, Krzystoff Urbanski, Dave Ingamels, Alex Hitchcock, Dan Nichols, George Fogel, Ryan Trebilcock, Cesar Latorre, Tom Mason, Will Harris, Sam Leak, Pedro Segundo, Sam Gardner, Joe Downard, Nick Smart, Jay Phelps