Bio

Jörg Mikula, born 1975 in Graz, Austria, studied drumset at the Kunstuniversitaet Graz (graduation 2001 with honors) and the Berklee College of Music in Boston (graduation 1999 magna cum laude). Among his most influential teachers were Jamey Haddad, Ian Froman, Alex Deutsch, Dave DiCenso, Kenwood Dennard and Hal Crook.
Further studies took him to Uganda and Morocco, deepening his understanding for energy and groove.

He is am member of the quartet “Donauwellenreiter”, who are exploring new paths with their original music with the unique instrumentation piano, violin, cello and drums. So far they have recorded four albums and are touring internationally.

Additionaly Jörg is very often found where ethnic styles mingle with pop and jazz.

He has played with musicians from the Balkans (Sandy Lopicic, Martin Lubenov, Nikola Zaric, Petar Ralchev, Natasa Mirkovic), from Turkey (Selen Gulun, Sakina Teyna, Sabri Tulug Tirpan, Sertab Erener, Özlem Bulut), from Iran (Golnar Shayar, Mahan Mirarab, Mona Matbou Riahi, Mohammad Khodadadi, Nariman Hodjati), from Africa (Cheikh Ndao, Juliet Sessanga, Albert Bisaso).

He has also played with jazz musicians Tord Gustavsen, Daniel Zamir, Ulrich Drechsler, Jose Saluzzi, Chris Gall.

His abilities for song interpretation and strong groove-playing make him an in-demand studio drummer for various pop-artists. So far he has recorded over 50 Cd´s.

In 2013 he released his solo debut, a Cd called “Drumsongs” (Unit-Records), that features his compositions for solo-drumset.

On the percussive side he specialized on the persian tombak and all sorts of frame drums.

Besides his international playing activities, Jörg is on the faculty of the Vienna Music Institute teaching drumset, percussion and ensemble.


Drumsongs

Released 2013 on Unit Records

The CD “Drumsongs” features nine compositions for solo-drumset exploring song formats.

Drumsongs
Tracklist
1 Open The Box 2:57
2 For Fink 3:59
3 Djemaa El Fna 3:31
4 Of Witches And Dragons 4:41
5 Where Do We Go? 3:50
6 Inner Search 4:50
7 Zagabunga 3:26
8 Mikula & Sons 3:19
9 Nacht 4:09

Using the multiple sonic possibilities of a small drumkit and inspired by singer-songwriters like Fink or Mumford&Sons as well as moroccan gnawa-music a wide range of moods and sentiments is transported.

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Dates

22 / Nov / 2017 Teona Mosia Quartet 20:00 Tunnel Vienna A
24 / Nov / 2017 Traiskirchen 19:30 Volkstheater Vienna A
01 / Dec / 2017 Cheikh Ndao Group 19:30 Sargfabrik Vienna A
04 / Dec / 2017 Mian Trio 19:00 Strenge Kammer @ Porgy&Bess Vienna A
16 / Dec / 2017 Donauwellenreiter 19:00 Brunnenpassage Vienna A
17 / Dec / 2017 Sakina 20:00 tba Stockholm Swe
22 / Dec / 2017 Jon Sass "Souluba" 20:30 Porgy&Bess Vienna A
10 / Jan / 2018 Michael Kahr Quartett 20:00 Vahdat Hall Teheran Irn
11 / Jan / 2018 Michael Kahr Quartett 20:00 ÖKF Teheran Irn
21 / Jan / 2018 Donauwellenreiter 17:00 Jazzit Salzburg A
23 / Jan / 2018 Donauwellenreiter 20:30 Treibhaus Innsbruck A
24 / Jan / 2018 Donauwellenreiter 13:30 Kulturbörse Freiburg D
24 / Jan / 2018 Donauwellenreiter 20:00 Café am Känzele Rottweil D
25 / Jan / 2018 Donauwellenreiter 19:00 Bauer Studios Ludwigsburg D
20 / Feb / 2018 Vienna World Orchestra 20:00 Musikverein Vienna A
03 / Mar / 2018 Traiskirchen 20:00 Bühne im Hof St.Pölten A
09 / Mar / 2018 Traiskirchen 20:00 Odeion Salzburg A
25 / Mar / 2018 Donauwellenreiter play Gianmaria Testa 20:00 Akkordeonfestival Vienna A

Bands

Donauwellenreiter

Maria Craffonara – Vocals, Violin
Thomas Castañeda – Piano
Lukas Lauermann – Cello
Jörg Mikula – Drums

www.donauwellenreiter.com

Vienna World Orchestra

Golnar Shayar – Vocals
Efe Turumtay – Violin
Paul Dangl – Violin
Simon Schelnegger – Viola
Rina Kaçinari – Cello
Mahan Mirarab – Guitar
Ariel Ramirez – Bass
Jörg Mikula – Drums

www.facebook.com/viennaworldorchestra

Sakina & Friends

Sakina – Vocals
Mahan Mirarab – Guitar
Oscar Antoli – Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Efe Turumtay – Violin
Jörg Mikula – Drums, Percussion

www.sakinateyna.com

Duo Kaçinari Mikula

Rina Kaçinari – Cello, Vocals
Jörg Mikula – Drums, Vocals

www.facebook.com/kacinarimikula


Discography

  • Donauwellenreiter play Gianmaria Testa

    Donauwellenreiter – Donauwellenreiter play Gianmaria Testa (2017)

    Maria Craffonara – Vocals, Violin
    Thomas Casteneda – Piano
    Lukas Lauermann – Cello
    Jörg Mikula – Drums, Percussion

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  • Jazz & the City

    Michael Kahr – Jazz & the City (2016)

    Michael Kahr p
    David Jahr tp, flg
    Martin Harms fl, sax, bcl
    Mario Vavti tb
    Wolfram Derschmidt b
    Jörg Mikula dr, perc
    Frank Hoffmann voice

    → buy this album

  • Euphoria

    Donauwellenreiter – Euphoria (2016)

    Maria Craffonara – vocals, violin
    Thomas Castaneda – piano
    Lukas Lauermann – violoncello
    Jörg Mikula – drums, tombak

    → buy this album

  • Take Zero

    Take Murakami – Take Zero (2015)

    Take Murakami: piano, ensoniq ts-12
    Raymond Hash: sax
    Taichii Kamimura: sax
    Michio Imazato: trumpet
    Ryuta Kamahara: guitar
    Hiro Harada: bass
    Takeshi Hatae: drums
    Joerg Mikula: drums

    → buy this album

  • Reverie

    Robert Werner – Reverie (2015)

    Robert Werner: vocals, piano, keyboards
    Bernhard Osanna: double bass
    Jörg Mikula: drums

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  • Ashanti Blue

    Sterzinger Experience – Ashanti Blue (2015)

    Stefan Sterzinger – Akkordeon, Vocals
    Maria Craffonara – Kalimba, Vocals
    Kristian Musser – Guitar
    Thomas Castaneda – Keys
    Franz Schaden – Bass
    Jörg Mikula – Cardboard Beatbox

    → buy this album

  • Lost Places

    Laloki – Lost Places (2015)

    Laloki – Vocals
    Alexander Nefzger – Piano, Synth
    Jörg Mikula – Drums, Percussion, Hammered Dulcimer
    Alexander Wladigeroff – Horn, Trumpet
    Mario Vavti – Trombone
    Daniel Staber – Pedal Steel, Guitar
    Hans Wagner – Cello
    Andy Manndorff – Acc Guitar
    Alexander Lackner – Upright Bass
    Thomas Castaneda – Piano

    → buy this album

  • Messei

    – Messei (2014)

    Maria Craffonara – vocals, violin, percussion
    Thomas Castaneda – pinao, keys
    Nikola Zaric – accordion
    feat. Jörg Mikula – drums

    Guests:
    Raphael Preuschl – bass
    Magdalena Gruber – backing vocals
    Alexander Wladigeroff – trumpet, horn
    Mario Vavti – trombone

  • Ask

    Özlem Bulut Band – Ask (2014)

    Özlem Bulut – Vocals, Saz
    Marco Annau – Piano, Keyboards
    Juan Carlos Sugurlian Barsumian – Oud, Bouzouki
    Andrej Prozorov – Saxophones
    Martin Berauer – Bass
    Habib Samandi – Percussion
    Jörg Mikula – Drums
    Julia Pichler, Julia Ciesielska, Plamena Ivanova- Violin
    Wei-Ya Lin – Viola
    Raimund Seidl – Cello

    → buy this album

  • Closer

    Effi – Closer (2013)

    Thoms Petit – Vocals, Guitar, Programming
    Alexander Wladigeroff – Trumpet, Horn, Piccolo
    Alex Nefzger – Piano, Wurlitzer, Synths
    Axel Mayer – Trumpet, Horn
    Mario Vavti – Trombone
    Raphael Preuschl – Bass, Upright Bass
    Johannes Oppel – B-Trombone, Tuba
    Jörg Mikula – Drums, Percussion
    Florian Pilz – Programming

     

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  • Drumsongs

    Jörg Mikula – Drumsongs (2013)

    Jörg Mikula – Drums

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  • Ouagadougou (Single)

    Sterzinger Experience – Ouagadougou (Single) (2013)

    Stefan Sterzinger – Accordeon, Vocals
    Maria Craffonara – Kalimba, Vocals
    Kristian Musser – Guitar
    Franz Schaden – Bass
    Jörg Mikula – Cardboard Beatbox

    → buy this album

  • Adam&Eve (Single)

    Gugabriel – Adam&Eve (Single) (2012)

    GuGabriel –  Vocals, Akkordeon
    Martin Klein – Piano
    Karl Sayer — Kontrabass
    Jörg Mikula — Drums
    Alexei Biz – Violine
    Jelena Poprzan — Viola
    Rina Kacinari — Cello
    Matthias Jakisic — Violine & Streicherarrangement
    Florian Pilz & Alexander Nefzger – Keys/Programmings

    → buy this album

  • Salvation (Single)

    Gugabriel – Salvation (Single) (2012)

    GuGabriel – Vocals, Piano
    Jörg Mikula -Drums
    Florian Pilz – Bass
    Rina Kacinari – Cello
    Matthias Jakisic – Violin
    Mario Vavti – Trombone
    Alexander Wladigeroff – Horn, Trumpet
    Florian Pilz & Alexander Nefzger – Programmings, Keyboards

    → buy this album

  • Rock ´n Roll

    Sterzinger Experience – Rock ´n Roll (2011)

    Stefan Sterzinger – Stimme, Akkordeon
    Martina Winkler – Akkordeon
    Lothar Lässer – Akkordeon
    Alexander Gheorgiou – Geige
    Franz Schaden – Bass
    Jörg Mikula – Schlagzeug

    → buy this album

  • Wir entdecken die Türkei

    Reise um die Welt – Wir entdecken die Türkei (2011)

    Heimo Trixner – Guitar
    Yldirim Fakilar – Sas
    Jörg Mikula – Frame Drums, Daraboukka

    → buy this album

  • Answers

    Selen Gülün – Answers (2010)

    Selen Gülün – Piano
    Patrick Zambonin – Bass
    Jörg Mikula – Drums

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  • Voyage

    Michael Kneihs Trio – Voyage (2010)

    Michael Kneihs – Piano
    Christoph Petschina – Bass
    Jörg Mikula – Drums

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  • Way to the Light

    Roland Daucher – Way to the Light (2010)

    Roland Daucher – Vocals, Guitar
    Gerald Schuller – Hammond Organ, Keyboards
    Harri Stoyka – Guitar
    Nina Hiesberger – Bass
    Jörg Mikula – Drums, Percussion
    Robin Gillard – Percussion
    Enestine Halbwidl – Backing Vocals
    Franz Hiesberger – Saxophone

    → buy this album

  • Concinnity

    Ulrich Drechsler Cello Quartet – Concinnity (2010)

    Ulrich Drechsler – Bass Clarinet
    Rina Kacinari – Cello
    Christoph Unterberger – Cello
    Jörg Mikula – Drums, Frame Drums

    → buy this album

  • The Big Easy

    Drechsler – The Big Easy (2009)

    Ulrich Drechsler – Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
    Benny Omerzell – Rhodes, Keyboards
    Patrick Zambonin – Electric Bass Guitar
    Jörg Mikula – Drums
    Zuzee – Turntables

    → buy this album

  • Solitude

    Metharmorphosis feat. Ingrid Lukas – Solitude (2009)

    Ingrid Lukas – Vocals
    Rafael Baier – Woodwinds, Fx, Composition
    Chris Gall – Piano, Rhodes, Keys
    Christoph Keller – Electronic Fx, Loops, Dj
    Claudio Strebel – Upright Bass
    Jörg Mikula – Drums
    Willy Kotoun – Acoustic Fx, Percussion

    → buy this album

  • Diamonds from Demons

    Chris Schermer – Diamonds from Demons (2009)

    Chris Schermer – Blues Harps, Main Vocals, Backing Vocals, Sound Effects, Keys, Bass, Percussion
    David Leach – Percussion
    Jörg Mikula – Drums
    Jörg Haberl – Drums
    Alexander Meisel – Bass
    Leo Bei – Bass
    Enzo Sutera – Guitar
    Sir Oliver Mally – Electric guitar solo
    Denda – Additional Loop Programming
    Ulli Rennert – Piano
    Raphael Wressnig -Hammond and Wurlitzer
    Rina Kacinari – Cello
    Christopher Wundrak – Trumpet
    Joe Harpf – Saxophones, Bassclarinet

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  • Starstruck

    Peter Rom Trio – Starstruck (2008)

    Peter Rom – Guitar
    Raphael Preuschl – Bass
    Jörg Mikula – Drums

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  • Hotter Than Ever

    Andy Lee Lang – Hotter Than Ever (2008)

    Andy Lee Lang – Vocals
    Duet Vocals – Kathi Kallauch
    Jörg Mikula – Drums
    Bernhard Osanna – Bass
    Michael Höglinger – Guitar
    Bernhard Eder – Keyboards, Piano
    Gert Kolaja – Alto Saxophone
    Stefan Öllerer – Tenor Saxophone
    Markus Zahrl – Baritone Saxophone
    Bernhard Nolf – Trumpet
    Manfred Holzhacker – Trumpet
    Werner Wurm – Trombone
    Martin Grünzweig – Trombone
    Backing Vocals – Juci Janoska

    → buy this album

  • Daily Mysteries

    Ulrich Drechsler – Daily Mysteries (2007)

    Ulrich Drechsler – Bass Clarinet
    Heimo Trixner – Guitar
    Jörg Mikula – Drums

    → buy this album

  • Metamorphosis

    Rafael Baier Quartet – Metamorphosis (2007)

    Rafael Baier  – Saxophones
    Chris Gall – Rhodes, Piano
    Claudio Strebel – Bass
    Jörg Mikula – Drums
    Willy Kotoun – Percussion
    Christoph Keller – Turntables, Electronics

    → buy this album

  • Café Kriminal

    Drechsler – Café Kriminal (2007)

    Ulrich Drechsler – Saxophone
    Oliver Steger – Bass
    Jörg Mikula – Drums
    Zuzee – Turntables

  • Album 1

    Masina – Album 1 (2007)

    Vesna Petkovic – Vocals
    Amrei Lässer – Vocals
    Lothar Lässer – Accordeon
    Kurt Bauer – Violin
    Alfred Lang – Trumpet
    Michael Bergbauer – Trombone
    Philipp Pluhar – Percussion
    Franz Kreimer – Hammond, Fender Rhodes, Clavinet
    Jörg Mikula – Drums
    Sasenko Prolic – Bass, Guitar, Vocals

  • Spring

    Bilwesz – Spring (2006)

    Merit Zloch – Harp, Vocals
    Simon Wascher – Hurdy Gurdy
    Matthias Branschke – Bagpipe, Flute
    Jörg Mikula – Drums

    → buy this album

  • Fortune Cookie

    Drechsler – Fortune Cookie (2006)

    Ulrich Drechsler – Saxophone
    Oliver Steger – Bass
    Jörg Mikula – Drums
    Zuzee – Turntables

    → buy this album

  • My Red Colour

    Sabri Tulug Tirpan – My Red Colour (2006)

    Sabri Tulug Tirpan – Piano
    Ivan Ruiz Machado – Double Bass, E-Bass
    Jörg Mikula – Drums
    Jatinder Thakur – Tabla
    Christine Kisielewsky – Vocals
    Wolfgang Puschnig – Alto Sax, Duduk
    Sarp Maden – Guitar
    Özge Fiskin – Vocals
    Geri Schuller – E-Bow

  • Humans&Places

    Ulrich Drechsler Quartet feat. Tord Gustavsen – Humans&Places (2006)

    Ulrich Drechsler – Bass Clarinet
    Tord Gustavsen – Piano
    Oliver Steger – Bass
    Jörg Mikula – Drums
    Peter Ponger – Piano

    → buy this album

  • 2006 (Compilation)

    Jazzwerkstatt Wien – 2006 (Compilation) (2006)

    Peter Rom – Guitar
    Raphael Preuschl – Bass
    Jörg Mikula – Drums

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  • Says Who?!

    Peter Rom Trio – Says Who?! (2005)

    Peter Rom – Guitar
    Raphael Preuschl – Bass
    Jörg Mikula – Drums

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  • 2005 (Compilation)

    Jazzwerkstatt Wien – 2005 (Compilation) (2005)

    Peter Rom – Guitar
    Raphael Preuschl – Bass
    Jörg Mikula – Drums

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  • Kinderlieder aus Europa

    Timna Brauer & Elias Meiri Ensemble – Kinderlieder aus Europa (2005)

    Timna Brauer – Vocals
    Elias Meiri – Keyboard, Melodika, Percussion, Snare drum, Cajon
    Anatoliy Olshanskiy – Guitar
    Alexander Schevtchenko – Bayan
    Jörg Mikula – Drums

    → buy this album

  • Bucovina Club Vol.2 (Compilation)

    Shantel – Bucovina Club Vol.2 (Compilation) (2005)

    Shantel – Programming
    Vesna Petkovic – Vocals
    Kurt Bauer – Violin
    Lothar Lässer – Accordeon
    Richie Winkler – Saxophone
    Sasa Prolic – Bass
    Jörg Mikula – Drums

    → buy this album

  • Balkea

    Sandy Lopicic Orkestar – Balkea (2004)

    Natasa Mirkovic-De Ro – Vocals
    Irina Karamarkovic – Vocals
    Irina Karamarkovic –  Vocals
    Lothas Lässer – Accordion
    Martin Lubenov – Accordion
    Kurt Bauer – Violin, Nyckelharpa
    Matthias Loibner – Hurdy-Gurdy
    Martin Harm – Saxophones
    Richard Winkler – Saxophone, Clarinet
    Imre Bozsoki-Lichtenberger – Trumpet
    Janez Vouk – Trumpet
    Michael Bergbaur – Trombone, Tuba
    Sandy Lopicic – Piano
    Sasenko Prolic – Bass
    Jörg Mikula – Drums

    → buy this album

  • Just About Jazz

    Selen Gülün – Just About Jazz (2004)

    Selen Gülün – Piano
    Mike Wilkens – Saxophones
    Sarp Maden – Guitar
    Patrick Zambonin – Bass
    Jörg Mikula – Drums

    → buy this album

  • Border Confusion

    Sandy Lopicic Orkestar – Border Confusion (2001)

    Natasa Mirkovic-De Ro – Vocals
    Irina Karamarkovic – Vocals
    Irina Karamarkovic –  Vocals
    Lothas Lässer – Accordion
    Kurt Bauer – Violin
    Matthias Loibner – Hurdy-Gurdy
    Martin Harm – Saxophones
    Richard Winkler – Saxophone, Clarinet
    Imre Bozsoki – Trumpet
    Bojan Petrovic – Trumpet
    Michael Bergbaur – Trombone, Tuba
    Sandy Lopicic – Piano
    Sasenko Prolic – Bass
    Jörg Mikula – Drums

    → buy this album

  • Tagebuch

    Martin Kolber – Tagebuch (2001)

    Martin Kolber – Saxophones
    Uli Rennert – Piano
    Jörg Mikula – Drums

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  • Marco Polo

    Thelen&Thelen – Marco Polo (2000)

    Andie Gabauer – Vocals
    Gudrun Lercher – Vocals
    Eugen Fasching – Vocals
    Gregor Schenker – Vocals
    Artur Ortens – Vocals
    Ismael Barrios – Percussion
    Kurt Bauer – Violin
    Franz Kreimer – Keyboards, Saxophone
    Sandy Lopicic – Piano, Keyboards
    Jörg Mikula – Drums
    Sasenko Prolic – Bass
    Herwig Thelen – Guitar

  • Simba oder das Löwenland

    Thelen&Thelen – Simba oder das Löwenland (1999)

    Eugen Fasching – Vocals
    Artur Ortens – Vocals
    Gudrun Lercher – Vocals
    Helge Stradner – Vocals
    Natasa Mirkovic-DeRo
    Gregor Schenker – Vocals
    Dietmar Hirzberger – Vocals
    Ismael Barios – Percussion
    Franz Kreimer – Keyboards
    Sandy Lopicic – Piano, Keyboards
    Jörg Mikula – Drums
    Sasenko Prolic – Bass
    Herwig Thelen – Guitar

  • Better Late Than Never

    Brilliant – Better Late Than Never (1999)

    Rebecca Paris – Vocals
    Athene Wilson – Vocals
    Rebekah Skirbal – Vocals
    Gilberto Rivera – Vocals
    Didi Stewart – Vocals
    Wendy DeShay – Vocals
    Tony Schultz – Bass
    Kenny Wenzel – Bass
    Kim Pandapas – Bass
    Chris Donovan – Drums
    Tom Major – Drums
    Joerg Mikula – Drums
    Guitar – Tony Schultz
    Keyboard – Doug Hammer
    Piano – Joe Muholland
    Kenny Wenzel – Trombone, Horns, Flute, Trumpet

    → buy this album

  • Iaeio

    Thelen – Iaeio (1996)

    Herwig Thelen – Guitar, Vocals, Samples, Bass
    Jörg Mikula – Drums
    Vik – Bass, Backing Vocals
    Gabriela Hiti – Backing Vocals
    Christine Weiß – Backing Vocals
    Fritz Jerey –  Bass
    Rainer Binder-Kriegelstein – Percussion
    Daniela Putz – Flöte
    Stefan Held – Bass

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  • Shenanigans

    Shenanigans – Shenanigans (1996)

    Richard Haughton: Vocals
    Annette Casey: Vocals
    Synnova O´Gorman: Vocals
    Rob Cheese: Vocals, Guitar
    Tina “Bean” Untersmayr: Whistles, Recorders
    Richard Cheese: Bass Guitar
    Orna Loughnane: Violin
    Jörg Mikula: Drums, Bodhran

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