Jakob Gnigler (1989)
is a saxophonist from Vienna. Following his studies of saxophone and improvisation at the Institute for Jazz and Improvised Music at the Anton Bruckner private university in Linz, he focused intensively on tone experiments and improvised music. He works on improvisation concepts within the context of a band in the trio “PYG”. He composes for “Pneuma”, a contemporary music ensemble, amongst others. With his jazz band “Gnigler”, he won the “Bawag P.S.K. Next Generation Jazz Award” following the release of their debut album 2014 in December 2015.