Sebastian was born 1986 in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany. 11 years old, while hearing a local big band play swing tunes he decided that playing saxophone is great, picked up the alto and joined the schools big band.
Having finished school and also switched to tenor sax Sebastian followed his passion for music, took lessons with Stuttgart based saxophonist Andi Maile and enrolled at IMCF Freiburg to study for two years with Tom Timmler.
Around that time he joined the Lumberjack Bigband and could share stages with Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Helge Schneider, Peter Herbolzheimer, Ack van Rooyen, Andi Haderer, Steffen Weber, The New York Voices and many others.
Sebastians studies continued at Jazzcampus Basel where had lessons and performed with Domenic Landolf, Mark Turner, Lutz Häfner, Daniel Blanc, Jorge Rossy, Larry Grenadier, Django Bates, Adrian Mears, Guillermo Klein, SWR Sinfonieorchester Freiburg, Mike Svoboda and many others. In 2014 he left the conservatory with a Master of Arts degree in Jazz Education. Sebastian is working as a freelance player with several bands (see projects page) and has relocated to Berlin in 2016.
He likes not to think of musical genres and to remain open minded as much as possible, collaborating with musicians from all backgrounds and drawing inspiration from popular, improvised, classical, jazz and contemporary music alike. Sebastian is open for all kinds of projects and constantly works on defining his very own voice on wind instruments and in composition.