Grand Central


Jörg Heuser - guitar, guitar-synth, keyboard
Thomas Bachmann - saxophones, keyboard
Rüdiger Weckbacher - basses
Patrick Leussler - drums

Grand Central has a program that exclusively consists of versatile original compositions and arrangements. The music of the quartet combines elements from Modern Jazz, Funk, Latin and Rock & much more.

Grand Central is:
Jörg Heuser (guitar, guitar-synth, keyb)
born in 1964, studied Jazz guitar and music at the University of Mainz and at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He studied with a.o. Greg Hopkins, Brett Willmott, Ken Pullig, Ray Brown, Bob Mintzer, Chuck Wayne, Joe Pass, Joanne Brackeen, Jerry Bergonzi and Pat Martino. In 1993 he wrote a Ph.D. dissertation on the music of jazzguitarist Pat Martino. He has played with a.o. Leszek Zadlo, Christopher Hollyday, Snapshot, P-Connection and Nightpassage. He teaches Jazz harmony and arrangement at the University of Mainz and is also active as a guitar teacher and studio musician.

Thomas Bachmann (tenor- & sopranosax, keyb.)
born in 1965, studied saxophone with Wilson De Oliveira at the University of Mainz and with Dave Liebman in he USA. He has played with a.o. Joggs Whigham, John Rocco, Dave Liebman, Bobby Shew, Bob Mintzer, Peter Weniger, Don Menza, Landesjugendbigband Hessen and Hartmut Hillmann’s Eclectic Band. He also leads his own Quartet and is a member of the Frankfurt Jazz Bib Band. He teaches saxophone at the jazz department of Mainz University.

Andreas Mertens [Bass]

Patrick Leussler (drums, perc)
Born in 1963, he has played with A La Carte, Nightbirds, Cosmic Brothers and Deep ‘n’ Back and he is furthermore teaching drums at various music schools.


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Grand Central
Georg-Büchner-Straße 15
55129 Mainz
Phone +49 (0) 175 5559320
Telefon +49 (0) 6131 508716
Fax +49 (0) 6131 508716