Thomas Lui Ludwig - Drums

a Thomas Lui Ludwig - Der Jazz Pistolero Drums&Percussion 06/02
a Thomas Lui Ludwig - Sticks 04/02
a Thomas Lui Ludwig - Sticks 09/98


"Autodidactic drumstudium" (Feuerwache Musikwerkstatt Ma e.v.)

Teacher- / Lecturer:

Since 1992 drumteacher at privat musicschools
Lecturer Popakademie Mannheim since 2003
Lecturer Musik/Technik Summercamp - Schwarzwald /Schluchsee
2. Internationales Summercamp / Popakademie Mannheim
Lecturer Kulturfabrik Wolfsburg
Diverse workshops during the Jazz Pistols tours in Africa and the Balkanstates.
Gastdozent Berufsmusikschule / Dinkelsbühl
Gastdozent Kenyatta University Kenia / Nairobi
Gastdozent University of Technology in Südafrika / Pretoria
Gastdozent Dresdener Drum Festival
Gastdozent Popularmusikschule Ostwestfalen e.V. / Bielefeld
Div. Bandworkshops
M&T´s "Drummer Summer Camp" 1996, 1998, 1999 - "Rock & Jazz Workshop" in Celle, div. years - steady Performance at "Int. Music FairFrankfurt" - "Sommerakademie" in Riesa 1994, 1995,1996, 1997 - "Drums & Percussion" Seminar - "Drums & Percussion Tage" Tübingen / Metzingen - "Drummer Meeting" in Salzgitter 1997 "Drums-Only" opening / Saarland 1998 - "LAG-Music" Remscheid 1998, 1999
Workshops / Clinics in Austria and Switzerland 2000-2008


Jazz Pistols, Jule Neigel Band, Chaka Khan, Chris Norman, Michael Koschoreck

Cooperation and concerts:

Chaka Kahn, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Jeff Beck, Joss Stone, Jule Neigel Band, Xavier Naidoo, Vanilla Ninja, Anke Engelke, Michael Koschoreck, Söhne Mannheims


With the Jazz Pistols Tourneen throughout South-, East- and Westafrika, the Balkanstates, Rumania, Lituania, Greece, Hungary,Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic.


Mapex drums, Sabian cymbals, Remo drumheads, Vic Firth drumsticks, inEar Products


Lui can be reached by e-mail:


Thomas Lui Ludwig - drums

„A party for drummers!“ • (Mannheimer Morgen)
„Above all, drummer Lui Ludwig can hardly stay away of counterrhythmical and polyrhythmical experiements for even twenty bars. The man who is also drumming for the Jule Neigel Band or Chaka Khan is able, with finely counterbalanced severity makes, to combine a springy bossa-appeal to a sharp edged jazz-funk-grooves.“ • (Darmstädter Echo)

„The man is not only a musician, but also entertainer. With pleasure he gives long, humorous introductions to the tunes which provide the feeling for the guests, they have invited the band to themselves in the living room.“ • (Mannheimer Morgen)

„Long repeated guitarmotivs free up the way for the drumsolos rich in energy of Thomas Lui Ludwig. The Jule Neigel drummer beaconed his set almost incessantly with polyrhythmical blow results which heat up the instrumental drive quite severely.“

“The appearance of the “Jazz Pistols” became a treat for every rhythm and drum fan. Not wrongfully the trio was promised by the technical periodical “JazzThing” as the best promising band.”
(Mannheimer Morgen)