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Niko Schauble

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Niko Schauble is an award-winning drummer, composer, producer and audio engineer, with a practice spanning the full range of contemporary notated and improvised music.  

As a performer, Schauble has collaborated with many of the world’s leading jazz artists, including Arthur Blythe, Lee Konitz, Karaikudi R. Mani, Wynton Marsalis, Enrico Rava among many others.  

Schauble’s compositions span film and television scores, ballet, interdisciplinary works, chamber and symphonic music, with major commissions from the Australian Art Orchestra, West Australian Ballet, Radiosinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Queensland Festival and the Berlin Jazz Composers Orchestra.  In July 2023 Niko premiered "Clear Waters", a new work for Jazz Trio and large Symphony Orchestra, commissioned by the University of Ulm, Germany.  You can view the video of the performance here.

In 2012 Schauble opened Pughouse Studios, a professional recording studio in Melbourne, Australia, producing more than 140 albums to date. He has held teaching positions in jazz and film music at the University of Melbourne and Monash University. 

Australian Music Centre Art Music Awards 2019 - What the Judges said:

Through Pughouse Studio, Niko Schauble has been responsible for enabling countless independent musicians to record and document their creative and new music. In 2018 alone over 25 albums/projects that were produced (recorded and/or mixed and/or mastered) at Pughouse Studios were released, with more than 100 projects since the studio's inception in 2012. Not only an outstanding musician in his own right, Niko Schauble's dedication to supporting high quality Australian music through Pughouse Studio is testament to his passion and commitment to Australian jazz and his fellow artists.




As a bandleader:
  • "Spiel", with Paul Grabowsky, Jazzhead HEAD209

  • “Es Geht!”, Niko Schauble, BIT 

  • “White Snow–Red Earth”, Portrait CD, BIT 11346

  • On The Other Hand“ with Paul Grabowsky, Steve Grant and Chris Bekker, Naxos Jazz 86011-2

  • “Night Music” (with Enrico Rava), Origin Records (OR 012)

  • “Ya-It-Ma Thang” Tibetan Dixie (with Arthur Blythe), Timeless Records (SJP 412)

  • “Nothing Too Serious” Tibetan Dixie, Larrikin Records (LRJ 261)

  • “Minimal Kidds” (with Gebhard Ullmann, Trilok Gurtu, Glen Moore, u.a.), EMI/Capitol Rec.

  • "Experience" (with Andreas Willers), Nabel Records (Nabel 4665)

  • "Per-Dee-Doo" (with Gebhard Ullmann), Nabel Records (Nabel 4640)

  • Die Elefanten "Wasserwüste", Nabel Records (Nabel 4634)

  • Die Elefanten "Immer Alle Immer Ich", Tropical Music (Nektar 68.926)

  • Out To Lunch featuring Enrico Rava, Nabel Records (Nabel 4632)

  • Out To Lunch "Out To Lunch", Nabel Records (Nabel 4623)

  • Opus Pocus "Opus Pocus", CD K&M Musikverlag (CKM 018)

As Composer/Arranger:
  • Berlin Jazz Composer’s Orchestra “Live 30”, Bellheim 11839

  • Berlin Jazz Composer’s Orchestra Vol I, II & III, Bit Verlag/Sony Music BIT 10396/11027/11147

  • Jugend Jazz Band Charlottenburg “How Rook”, Bit Verlag/Sony Music BIT 11185

  • JayJayBeeCee “20 years”, Bit Verlag/Sony Music BIT

  • Berliner Saxophon Quartett  12 Notes, 4 Musicians and the Blues, BIT 11150

  • Berliner Saxophon Quartett Vol.I + II, Koch Schwann 3-1335-2 & 3-1314-2

As Musician/Composer
  • Adam Simmons TUoA "Zatoczka"

  • Mirko Guerrini "Horizontal Quartet"

  • Radiosuccessi “Genuinely”

  • Yid! “Yid!”

  • Damo “Find Your Feet”, music for children

  • Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier “Everybody’s Begging”

  • Nick Haywood Trio "Many Rivers", JazzHead

  • Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier “Stories of Ghosts”

  • “Torrio!” (Grabowsky/Guerrini/Schauble), Encore Jazz

  • Magnusson/Guerrini/Di Sario/Schauble “Acquacheta”

  • “The Chennai Sessions”, Australian Art Orchestra & Sruthi Laya

  • “Crossing Roper Bar”, Australian Art Orchestra & Wagilak Songmen, Arnhem Land (2009)

  • Paul Grabowsky Trio "Big Adventure", ABC Records 476 283-5

  • "Double Drums Project" (with Tony Buck), BIT 11264

  • Shiner - sound track (as musician) (comp: Paul Grabowsky), Decca 470 183-2

  • "Music for SITA" , AAO records

  • Paul Grabowsky Trio "3", Origin Records OR 058

  • Noah's Arc (movie sound track, comp: Paul Grabowsky), Varese-Sarabande 6027

  • "Mogrinos" (with Leszek Mozdzer), Futurex Records/Poland

  • IQ (movie sound track, comp: Jerry Goldsmith)

  • "TIP" (with Ren Walters, Chris Bekker), Origin Records (OR 017)

  • "Fridays, Late - Live at Bennett's Lane" Jex Saarelaht Trio, (BL 23996)

  • “Doug DeVries”, Newmarket Records (NE- 001)

  • "Cataract" (Sampler of the Hochschule für Musik Berlin), HfM Berlin (HDK 010)

  • "Jazz Sampler Berlin" 1998, ProAvantgarde

  • "Jazz Paintings" (with Christof Griese), BIT

  • "Electric 5" (with Christof Griese), BIT 11176

  • Christof Griese Quartet "New Friends", Jazz4Ever Records (J4E 4736)

  • Christof Griese Quartet "52nd Return", Jazz4Ever Records (J4E 4728)

  • Australian Art Orchestra "Into the Fire", ABC Records 465 705-2

  • Australian Art Orchestra "Passion", ABC Records 465 230-2

  • Australian Art Orchestra "Ringing the Bell Backwards", Origin Records (OR008)

  • Phoenix (music of the TV series, comp.: Paul Grabowsky), ABC Records 514445-2

  • Six Degrees of Separation (movie sound track, comp: Jerry Goldsmith)

  • Last Days of Chez Nous (movie sound track, comp.: Paul Grabowsky), DRG 45099080

  • Paul Grabowsky Sextet "Viva Viva", WEA

  • Paul Grabowsky Sextet "Tee-Vee", East West Records

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