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1940 born in Berlin

1962-1964 composition study with Prof. Heinz Friedrich Hartig (counterpoint study with Prof. Ernst Pepping, instrumentation study with Prof. Frank Michael Beyer, twelvetone analysis with Prof. Josef Rufer) at the Hochschule für Musik Berlin

1964-1968 trombone study at Städtisches Konservatorium in Berlin and later with Prof. Horst Raasch at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Hamburg. Subsequently, assistant of his teacher, later on teacher in trombone and lecturer in music practise in schools

1968-1979 founding together with Wolfgang Florey, Jens Peter Ostendorf, Beate Gabriela Schmitt and others of the „Gruppe Hinz und Kunzt“ which was renamed in

1970 to „Ensemble Hinz&Kunst“

1969 work and study with singer, composer and arranger Anita Kerr in Los Angeles (USA)

1969-1973 study in conducting with Prof. Alfred Bittner at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Hamburg

1973-1974 musical director at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg

1975-1985 cooperation with Hans Werner Henze in organizing the „Cantiere Internazionale d‘arte“ in Montepulciano, Italy. Intensive promotion by Henze.

1978-1980 study in music theory with Prof. Werner Krützfeld at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Hamburg

1979 Award by „Bachpreis der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg“ for sponsoring

1979-1985 editor in Peer Musikverlag (music publisher) Hamburg

1980-1983 co-operation with Choreographer William Forsythe

1982-1985 co-operation with the „Ensemble L‘art pour l‘art“

1986 free lance composer

1989 music teacher at the „Erika Klütz Schule für Theatertanz und Tanzpädagogik“ in Hamburg

1990 founding together with Geeske Hof-Helmers, Ulrike Gabrielli, Bernhard Asche and others of the theatre „Scala“ in Hamburg

1993-2000 founding of „Die Eppendorfer Blechbläser“

1995 award for church music of the city Neuss for the composition „Magnificat ’95“

1998 award by „Deutscher Musikrat“ for his satire for choir „Blühende Landschaften“

2001 founding with Tassilo Jelde, Bernhard Asche and others of „Ensemble Undezett“

Today Thomas Jahn lives in Hamburg and Wendland (Lower Saxony)

(Status: December 2004)
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