Paul Urbanek

Piano (Jazz & Popular Music)/ Composition and Music Theory (Jazz & Popular Music)/ Improvisation (Jazz & Popular Music)

Work Experience

Worked as piano/ keyboard-player and/or composer,arranger,producer for approximately 100 CDs with musicians like : Wolfgang Puschnig, Hans Koller, Alegre Corea, Alexander Machacek, Izabel Padovani, Kim Dok Soo(samul nori), Maria Pia De Vito, Sainkho Namchylak, Linda Sharrock, Orchestre National Des Jazz, Jamalaadeen Tacuma, Ornette Coleman, David Murray, Simone Kopmajer, Terry Meyers

Hans Koller Prize 2001-CD des Jahres: „The Hans Koller Concept“ following his Reverse Composing-Technique

CDs with guest-features
Alegre Correa Sextett feat. Hermeto Pasqual - “Negro Coracao” - piano,producer

  • Wolfgang Schalk Bandett feat. Michael Brecker-“The 2nd 3d man” - piano
  • S.F.Powerstation feat.Enrico Rava-“Voyeur,Voyeur” - piano
  • Wolfgang Puschnig „For the love of it“ -Mix, Master and Postproduction (feat.Mike Richmond,Marc Feldman,Bernarda Fink)


  • SAXOFOUR-“Adventcalendar“
  • WOLFGANG PUSCHNIG-“Visual Inflictions“
  • PATRICE HERAL-“Meine Wiener Schule“ (2-DVD-Box)


  • Concerts and Festivals in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia,
  • Hungary, Brazil, South-Corea, France, Lithuania,Poland...
  • Jazzfest Wien
  • Festival do Brasil (Sanary sur Mer-Frankreich)
  • B&W Music Festival in Montreux
  • Jazzfestival Ingolstadt
  • Montreux Music Festival
  • Jazzfestival Leverkusen
  • Florianopolis in Jazz (Brasilien)
  • Womad-Festival
  • Pomigliano Jazzestival
  • Wiener Konzerthaus (Neuer Saal,Mozartsaal,Großer Saal)
  • Jazzherbst Salzburg
  • Jazzfestival Vilnius
  • Clari-Arte
  • and many more...

Founder of the record label „ Skylarkproduction“, with partners Wolfgang Puschnig und Patrice Heral. 12 CD-Releases since 2016.

Teaching & Research

  • Senior Lecturer Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst-Wien
  • Jazzpiano and Improvisation Jam Music Lab University
  • Jazz-Seminars and Summercamps like „Jazzseminar Scheibbs“, „Musikforum Viktring“, and „3 Days of music“ in Gleisdorf