Simon Kintopp, born 1986 in Erlangen / Germany, studied Jazz Trombone in Nuremberg with Silvan Koopmann and at the Kunstuniversität Graz with Ed Neumeister. He finished the bachelor studies both in performing as well as in education. At the moment he is doing his Master studies in Jazz Composition and Arrangement at the Kunstuniversität Graz with Ed Partyka and Michael Abene.
Since October 2018 he is chairman of the austrian students union at the Kunstuniversität Graz (ÖH-KUG) where amongst other things he is organizing a monthly concert series, featuring the university´s students. Since 2015 he is also part of the organization team of the Jazzwerkstatt Graz and their annual 6-days long festival.
Active in participating in several small groups and big bands in Graz, he is also leading his own large ensemble Franziskus, releasing the groups debut album some sang a song in October 2018. more →
Simon Kintopp is also an active music educator since eight years, teaching students with various ages from 6 till 60 years.
Highlights of his career are:
being a finalist in the „Riga Jazz Stage“ Competition 2016 (Latvia)
participation in a master´s ensemble featuring students from Graz, Maastricht and Stuttgart and concerts in those cities
participation in the Third Stream Project /w Artist in Residence Stafford James with concerts in Graz, Porgy & Bess / Vienna & Jazz-Club Chur /CH
representing the University of Performing Arts and Music Graz at the IASJ (International Association of Schools of Jazz) Meeting in Lisboa / Portugal, 2015
being selected for the „KUG All-Stars Bigband feat. Joe Lovano“ playing the 50th Anniversary of the Jazz Department of the University of Performing Arts and Music Graz
Simon Kintopp was working with Bands like: Jazz Bigband Graz, Graz Composers Orchestra, Concept Bigband, Jazz Orkestar Zagreb, Landesjugendjazzorchester Bayern, On Cue Bigband Nuremberg, Saint Chameleon, Yambalaya, Carlos Reisch, Eddie Luis & Gnadenlosen XL, a.o.
He played with Arists like: John Hollenbeck, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Randy Brecker, Ray Anderson, Bobby Shew Morten Ramsbol, Stafford James, Don Menza, Mike Holober, Jiggs Whigham, Hayden Chisholm, a.o.