Stefan Rademacher


Stefan Rademacher Dozent

  • Contact hours Monday afternoon
  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    Bern Academy of the Arts
    Eigerplatz 5a
    3007 Bern


  • electric bass - instrumental teacher

  • ensemble teacher

  • teacher Rhythm Classes


  • HKB Jazz Bachelor & Master

  • electric bass - instrumental teacher

  • Rhythmik I Classes

  • Brasil Ensemble

  • Fusion Ensemble

  • Rhythm Section Workout

  • Band Concepts Ensemble


  • Stefan Rademacher, born in 1961, grows up in Krefeld.
    As a child, he plays self-taught drums and guitar. At the age of twelve he receives first lessons on the accordion, later on the bass guitar.
    After graduation from high school and and civilian service he studies medicine in Düsseldorf (1982 to 1986) and acupuncture in Sri Lanka (1986).
    Parallel to the study, contacts develope into the professional music scene. Participation in an intensive jazz course in Banff, Canada, including master classes with Dave Holland is a turning point in the professional career.
    Important first milestones are the Axel Fischbacher Group (award winner Deutsche Phonoakademie 1983) and the Christoph Spendel Group. Here he also collaborates with musicians of the international jazz scene, including Michel Urbaniak, Annie Whitehead and Eddie Harris. In 1988, Stefan Rademacher receives the German Record Critics Prize with the formation Norbert Gottschalk & Friends.
    By the Swiss TV production »Jazz In Concert« with Lee Ritenour, Don Grusin and Tom Brechtlein (1989) and participation in the CD »BASSTORIUS« (1993), a dedication of international bassists to Jaco Pastorius, he attracts first attention beyond German borders.
    Stefan Rademacher becomes a sought-after session musician. In live and studio productions he works with artists such as Chaka Khan, Lenny Castro, Joey Heridia, Idris Muhammad, David Friedman, Ack van Royen, Bobby Shew and Tom Coster. He is guest soloist with the WDR Big Band and the Symphonic Orchestra of Bochum.
    From 1994 to 2007 he is a member of the Billy Cobham Band. Here he works with musicians such as Randy Brecker, Gary Husband, George Duke, Hiram Bullock, Dean Brown and David Samuels. Tours lead through the whole world. Rademacher plays on 5 CDs and 2 DVD productions to which he contributes original compositions.
    In 1997 he founds the concert series »jazzattack« in Krefeld, which with over 350 concerts has established as a center of the jazz scene in the Rhineland.
  • 1987 - today professional Jazzmusician
  • 1995 - today Docent HKB Jazz Bern
  • 2003 - 2018 Lecturer Robert Schumann Conservatory Düsseldorf
  • 2003 - today Lecturer Folkwang University of Arts Essen
  • 1982 - 1986 Human Medicine University Düsseldorf

Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • German - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • English - Professional working proficiency
  • Spanish - Elementary proficiency