Sebastian was born 1986 in southern Germany and picked up the alto sax at age 11. Somewhat later switched to tenor saxophone as main instrument.
Jazz and music education studies at Jazzcampus Basel (CH) and IMCF Freiburg (DE) with Domenic Landolf, Mark Turner, Lutz Häfner, Daniel Blanc, Tom Timmler, Jorge Rossy, Larry Grenadier, Django Bates, Adrian Mears, Guillermo Klein and others. MA in music therapy at Universität der Künste Berlin.
Performed with: Mark Turner, Jorge Rossy, SWR Symphonic Orchestra, Helge Schneider, Django Bates, Guillermo Klein, Ack van Rooyen, Domenic Landolf, Andi Haderer, Steffen Weber, The New York Voices, Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer and many others.
Sebastian 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. Since 2016 he lives, learns and works in Berlin. Currently his main work focus is with the two quintets Tonhaufen Deluxe and Monoglot. In 2018 he picked up additional studies in the field of music therapy and since started working as a mental health professional in various clinical settings.