Lukas Aichinger

music, drums, pedagogy


header foto

© Veronika Sterrer


Winter Update

Wow, now the year is coming to an end again. There are still some cool concerts before Christmas. This week again the Wednesday Night Prayer Orchestra at Little Stage Vienna. Next week the last of three concerts with the Flipside Collective in the Alte Schmiede Vienna, the Waschsalon Records "Universal-Waschgang" in the Ateliertheater Vienna and the conclusion of the AHL6 autumn tour (sponsored by the bmkoes, thank you!) in Verein Innenhofkultur Klagenfurt. I'm really looking forward to it! Find all dates here: LIVE

Universal-Waschgang Plakat

© Ju Aichinger


Autumn Update

Autumn is already here, so the music scene is coming back from the summer break. My first concerts are "Wednesday Night Prayer Orchestra" at Porgy&Bess Vienna and the premiere of a new project called "The Flipside Collective" led by Anna Reisigl (photo). Looking forward to both! The "Wednesday Night Prayer Orchestra" is then going to play every Wednesday at Little Stage Vienna from October on. The "Flipside Collective" will play further concerts in November and December. Find all dates here: LIVE

Flipside Collective

© Viktoria Hofmarcher


znap April Tour

Znap is back on the road again in Vienna and Germany soon. Looking forward!

znap April Tour Poster

© Theresa Pewal, Gregor Aufmesser


AHL6 March Tour

Very soon AHL6 is back on tour in Austria - very looking forward! Kindly supported by Stadt Wien Kultur - thank you!

AHL6 March Tour Poster

© Lucija Novak


February 23

Wow, 2023 starts with a lot of different stuff. First I´ll be playing some standards with the great Peter O´Mara and my friends Philipp Wallner and Federico Perinelli at good old Smaragd Linz. Then I´m gonna play all of my "too-sweet-for-the-other-bands-tunes" with some great musicians (Stepan Flagar, Katarina Kochetova & Anna Reisigl) at zwe Vienna - very rare occasion; might not happen again! And then I´m gonna continue with some Big Band gigs with the recently founded "Wednesday Night Prayer Orchestra" at Little Stage Vienna.
Would be very happy to see you guys out there! ;)


znap Tour November

Very looking forward to some gigs with Aufmessers Schneide and znap in November! Did this little poster for the znap tour :)

znap Tour Poster

© Lukas Aichinger


Waschsalon Records Label Night

Hey, long time no news, but now back in the game - a couple of concerts in autumn...and finallly the first Waschsalon Records Label Night taking place at Ateliertheater Wien! Looking forward to all the concerts. Hope to see you there!

Poster Label Night

© Ju Aichinger


AHL6 - If Life Were A Liquid Release

AHL6´s second album "If Life Were A Liquid" is finally out! Thanks to everyone involved: Robert Pavlecka - Recording, Markus Wallner - Mix & Mastering, Ju Aichinger - Cover Artwork and Ceramic Objects!
Thanks aswell to SKE Fonds for their huge support!


AHL6 - If Life Were A Liquid

AHL6´s second album "If Life Were A Liquid" is going to be released on Waschsalon Records coming friday! I´m really happy about this release.
The amazing cover was created by Ju Aichinger :) - thank you so much!

If Life Were A Liquid Cover

© Ju Aichinger


Enfleurage - Around its Tail

Enfleurage - "Around its Tail" is now available on all music platforms! Thanks to everyone who worked on this album with us, especially: Mazi Vafaei, Martin Siewert, Elham Fakouri & Ju Aichinger. Thank you SKE Fond and Land Kärnten for the financial support. CDs can be ordered via Waschsalon Records Bandcamp.

Around its Tail Cover

© Elham Fakouri, Ju Aichinger


Enfleurage - Wren´s Nest Music video

As preview to the album "Around its Tail" (which will be released next week) here is the music video for the track "Wren´s Nest" made by Elham Fakouri! Thank you


AHl6 - New Video and Ö1 Radio session

As AHL6´s second album is coming soon we recently released the video to track 1 called "Melting Stones" created by wonderful Sophia Mara Egger-Karlegger - you can listen to a live version of it at today´s Ö1 radio session hosted by Klaus Wienerroither at 19:34. Afterwards the session is available 7 days on demand.
Here is the link: Ö1 Radio Session AHL6


New Project: Enfleurage

"Enfleurage" is a new bandproject with gorgeous musicians Anna Anderluh and David Gratzer!
We did a spontaneous recording session in one of the previous lockdowns - without compositions or any plan. After all we liked the recorded improvisations so much that we decided to make an album out of it. Watch this performance video for the track "Desio Park" to see/hear what we are doing in this project.
Thanks to Maz Vafaei, Martin Siewert and Cosma Bailalo! Further info coming soon :)


Aufmessers Schneide - Stereo Friction

Aufmessers Schneide - "Stereo Friction" has been released on Jazzwerkstatt Records in the meantime! Very happy to contribute my drumming to Gregor´s music. The album is available on most digital platforms; physical copies can be ordered via the Jazzwerkstatt Shop.

Stereo friction

© Theresa Pewal, Ju Aichinger


Happy 22 Update

Hallo 2022! Finally it´s time to bring in the harvest of last year´s work ;)
These productions are going to be released soon: the second studio album of Aufmessers Schneide called "Stereo Friction", the second studio album of AHL6 named "If Life Were A Liquid", the debut album of a still secret trio and an EP of Kaufhaus Kiu!
You can already listen to Aufmessers Schneide - "Tes Demons" and Kaufhaus Kiu - "Die Wurst" - just follow the links.


Radio Jazzclub - FRS Salzkammergut

Recently the latest edition of "Radio Jazzclub" was broadcasted. This is Emilian Tantana´s (head of Jazzfreunde Bad Ischl) program on "Freies Radio Salzkammergut". He presented three exciting live recordings from AHL6´s concert at PKS Villa Bad Ischl from end of July 21 and an interview with me!
Thank you Emilian! Here is the link to the program: Radio Jazzclub on 22.11.2021


Busy autumn is over!

Hey there, a pretty busy period has come to an end now and I´m very happy that all of those concerts could have happened! Thanks to AHL6, Criss-Cross, Anna Anderluh, INTRA and znap for the amazing shows! You can rewatch AHL6´s concert at blue tomato on youtube now - thanks to


AHL6 Autumn Tour

AHL6´s autumn tour starts this friday in Linz. I´m really looking forward to!
Come by and bring some friends ;)

AHL6 Herbsttour Plakat

© Ju Aichinger


August Update

Time for a short news update - lots of things happened since the last post: I´ve been recording the second album of my sextett AHL6 , some more singles with INTRA and played great concerts with AHL6 at Jazzfreunde Bad Ischl and Jazzfestival Saalfelden! Autumn starts off with some more gigs and studio recordings. Besides an album by an newly founded trio is in the starting blocks - stay tuned for details ;)

studio rkh

© Tobias Pöcksteiner


Boa Boa on Ö1 Rein-gehört

On Sunday the 13rd of June znap - Boa Boa is going to be featured in the Ö1 program "Rein-gehört" among other interesting topics! Looking forward to that :)
It starts at 22h05. Here´s the link: Ö1 Rein-gehört


5 Millionen Pesos Spezial

On May 3rd radio Ö1 hosts a concert with all jazz-scholarship winners of the last three years. Every one is going to play with his/her own band, so I´m really looking forward to sharing the stage with these brilliant colleagues! Hopefully one of the last concerts without an audience for a while ;)
Further info and video stream --> RKH Online stream


Drummer of the month: backbeat music magazine

I had a very nice interview with the music magazine backbeat. They made me drummer of the month April, wow! Follow this link to read the whole interview: Backbeat Interview
I also got the chance to play a bit for them. Here´s the video - a short demonstration of the drum part of znap´s tune "Lukas' Pausenbrot".


znap - Boa Boa: Release

Here is znap´s second album "Boa Boa"! I´m really happy about it. A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the release of this record!
Weitere Infos -->


znap - Boa Boa: Album #2

On 19th of March 21 znap´s second studio album "Boa Boa" is finally going to be released!
Check or to buy the record.

Boa Boa album cover

© Ju Aichinger


Happy New Year!

I wish you a good start into 2021 and hope it´s gonna be a better year than the one before. Recently lots of things happended in the background. Looking forward to share new releases with you soon!

studio portrait

© Lukas Andrej Grossl


News update

Wow! Long time since I updated the news section....I was lucky enough to play a couple of concerts with znap and Aufmessers Schneide before lock downs in Italy, Germany and Austria came in. Picture: znap playing at Kühlspot, Berlin.
And finally znap recorded the second studio album! Very excited about the final outcome. Should be released in spring 21. Now back to practicing and preparing stuff for some future projects - hope I can play some more concerts this year!

znap at kuehlspot

© Regina Camara


AHL6 Release Concert: 21.09.20

On 21st of September AHL6´s release concert on "Thinker Try To Dance" finally takes place! I´m really looking forward to this concert so I would be very happy if you join us!
further details, ticket purchase, reservation: Porgy&Bess

Konzertposter AHL6

© Ju & Lukas Aichinger


Ö1 Radio Session: Charlie Parker

I had the pleasure to record a spontaneous radio session with Astrid & Beate Wiesinger, Philipp Jagschitz und Klaus Wienerroither before summer. This session features tunes of the legendary Charlie Parker who would have turned 100 in a couple of days. Listen to it live on Ö1 on coming Sunday at 19:33 or find it 7 days online afterwards. Enjoy!
Ö1 Kunstsonntag: Radio Session
Listen back to the whole program on 7 Days Ö1


Ö1 Spielräume Portrait

A lot of music I participated in is featured in the program Ö1 Spielräume next Sunday, 17h10! Big pleasure, thank you Klaus Wienerroither and Ö1!
Ö1 Spielräume: Porträt des Musikers Lukas Aichinger
Listen back to the whole program on 7 Days Ö1


AHL6 - Thinker Try To Dance: Release

Finally the album is out! I am really happy. A big thank you to my gorgeous band, Martin Siewert, Ju Aichinger, Laura Strobl, my family, SKE Fonds and to everybody else you helped making that music happen!
Further Info --> AHL6


Jazzdination Radioshow

The fabulous Jazzdination Radioshow invited me to talk about AHL6 - "Thinker Try To Dance". Follow the link below to listen to the whole thing.
Soundcloud - Link


Album Release

AHL6 - Thinker Try To Dance is going to be released on May 29, 2020!
I am really looking forward to sharing this music with you.
Thinker Try To Dance Cover

© Ju Aichinger


Waschsalon Records

Together with Michael Tiefenbacher, Tobias Vedovelli and Leonhard Skorupa I founded the label Waschsalon Records. The first release is going to be AHL6 - Thinker Try To Dance.
Find out more by following the links below!
Waschsalon Records - Homepage
Video: Introducing Waschsalon Records


Ö1 Jazznacht Interview

I am very happy to be interviewed in tonight´s Jazznacht (starting 23:25 CET) by Andreas Felber. Music from the past 5 years will be presented as well as some additional information about me and my ensembles.
Ö1 Jazznacht
Interview on 7 Days Ö1