Ulrich " Uli " Beckerhoff born on 12/06/1947 in Münster. Is a porfessor of jazz trumpet and ensemble conduction at the Folkwang University in Essen since 1991.
Uli first studied Law and then music in Münster and Cologne.
In 1970 Uli founded the quintet jazz track with saxophonist Wolfgang Engstfeld. He co-founded the group Riot and Changes with which he made concert tours throughout Europe, produced a number of records and occurred almost on all major jazz festivals in Europe .
1970 - 1985 Uli consolidated his reputation with a broad expression scala as a talented trumpeter and composer who earned him a growing reputation.
1973 - 1974 Uli got invited to the New Jazz Meeting Baden- Baden.
1975 Uli played at the Berlin Jazz Festival.
1976 he represented the ARD at the EBU concert in Barcelona.
1977 he was invited to an international Trumpet Summit in Amsterdam.
Since the beginning of the 1970s he worked as a teacher in Jazz Workshops.
At the mid - 1980s Uli began a solo career, he played mainly with his bands and recorded his first records with his own name
1966 and 1967 Uli received the 1st prize as the best trumpeter during the International Jazz Jamboree in Osnabrück.
From the Jazz Festival in Loosdrecht Uli caused his first international sensation , where he also took the 1st prize as a trumpeter
With Jazztrack he was awarded the 1st prize of Westfläschen Kunstverein in Münster , as well as the Soloist Prize Music of the City of Bremen
Uli plays :
THEIN trumpet MH1 Large bore
THEIN Piccolo custom build
THEIN flugelhorn custom build