Mat Clasen Saxophonist


Mat's resume/career

Born on April 30th, 1968 in Pinneberg
Graduated from high school in Lüchow in 1987
1-year stay in the USA in 1984/85
Community service in an anthroposophical institution for difficult young people 1988-1990
Lower Saxony State Jazz Orchestra 1989/90
Contact course popular music 1991
Jazzport Masterclass 1992
In the band pool of the Popakademie Mannheim 2005/06

classical trumpet lessons since the age of 9
switched to saxophone at the age of 13
Flute lessons since the age of 17
first performances at the age of 10
self-employed as a musician since April 1990
Founding of the Horn SectionBOXHORNS2003
Founding of his own saxophone online recording service in 2011
Founding of the "Ensemble Elementary“ 2014

lessons at

Herb Geller
Bob Berg
Greg Osby
peter less
Roman Schwaller
Peter Weihe
Ulli Oort
Contact course popular music
AIM in Vienna
Jazzport Master Classes

gig tight

Tony Christie (1995 – 2005)
Vicky Leandros (1997 – 2000)
Stefan Gwildis (2000 – 2006)
Otto Waalkes (1992 – today)
James Last (1999 – 2015)
Flautist at the musical “Lion King” in Hamburg (2011 – 2013)
Regy Clasen (since childhood until 2019)

Gigs sporadically / solo performances

Jan Delay and Disko No1 (Sub for Lieven Las Vegas)
Stefanie Heinzmann (TV)
Yvonne CatterfieldTV
Michy Reinke
Mousse T
Lutz Krajenski
Rudolph Rock
urban mash up
Udo Lindenberg (TV)
Helge Schneider (TV)
Inga Rumpf and Joja Wendt
Helene Fischer (Sub for Oleg Rovner)
Cosma Shiva Hagen (TV)
Sasha (Sub for Denis Gaebel)
Kettcar / Marcus Wiebusch (Sub for Sebastian Borkowski)