Heiko Jung

Drummer & Percussionist

Heiko Jung was born in 1971 in Mühlhausen / Thuringia. Since the age of seven he took drums and piano lessons and then studied classical drums and timpani at the Franz Liszt School of Music in Weimar. In addition to his studies, he attended numerous workshops and took lessons from people like Jeff Hamilton, Jeff Hirshfield, John Marshall, Jojo Mayer, Ed Soph, Gary Chaffee, Steve Smith and Ari Hoenig. He lives in Dresden since 1998 and is a much sought-after musician, who performs regularly with many different bands of different styles. Since October 2000 he teaches drums (jazz-pop-rock) at the University of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig. Tours have taken him to France, Italy, Switzerland, Tunisia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Mexico, Lithuania and Thailand.

Heiko has already worked with Rhoda Scott, Jocelyn B. Smith, Alberto Marsico, Dirk Michaelis, Matthias Baetzel Trio, Kim Fisher, David Gazarov, Uschi Brüning, Bill Ramsey, Veronika Fischer, Sammy DeLuxe, Jiggs Whigham, Paul Kuhn and Jan Josef Liefers, Axel Prahl, Joey DeFrancesco, Lorenzo Frizzera, Ulla Meinecke, Bobo in White Wooden Houses, Clueso, Wolfgang Schlueter, Sharrie Williams, Barbara Dennerlein, Frank Nimsgern, Kirk Fletcher, Tad Robinson, Jeff Cascaro, SILLY feat. Anna Loos, Ute Freudenberg, Deborah Sasson, Angelika Milster, Jonny Logan, Katja Epstein, Mario Adorf, Dominique Horwitz, Ben Becker, Katharina Thalbach, Gitte Haenning, Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Dresdner Sinfoniker, German Film Orchestra Babelsberg, Ostrock in Klassik 2007 – 2010, Roland Kaiser, Andreas Bourani, Matthias Reim, ElaiZa, ADORO, Northern Lite, Max Mutzke, Marit Larsen, Stefanie Heinzmann, Bürger Lars Dietrich, Jürgen Drews and many others.

High resolution photos available here.