Jonas Burgwinkel quickly rose to the top of the European jazz scene. He studied drums at the Conservatoires of Cologne, Boston and Maastricht. In 2012 he received the ‘Echo Jazz’ award as best soloist at the North Sea Jazz Festival European Jazz Competition. In his own country he was awared the WDR Jazzpreis.
The media often describe him as one of the major young European percussionists. In his relatively short career so far he has recorded over 40 albums and performed with established names such as Dave Liebman, Joachim Kühn, Lee Koniz and Uri Caine.