Ewald Oberleitner: bass
Karlheinz Miklin: saxophone
Karlheinz Miklin jr.: drums
The Trio was founded in 1978 with Ewald Oberleitner (b) and Brüning von Alten (d). As they couldn´t find an adequate guitarist or pianist they acted out of necessity and played without the usual chord instrument. During their rehearsals they realized that a new sound was developing which very soon should gain recognition by audiences and critics alike. Their international debut at the Belgrad Jazz Festival (on the same stage as Art Blakey and Dizzy Gillespie) was a success, followed by their national breakthrough at festivals like Wiesen, Saalfelden,Jazzfest Wien, Bregenzer Festspiele, Steirischer Herbst...
Since then the group has played with a changing line-up on the drums - Gerhard Wennemuth (1980/81, 1983-87), Erich Bachträgl (1982), Heimo Wiederhofer (1987-2003) and now Karlheinz Miklin jr. - on all continents except Australia.