1975-1980 Klassischer Unterricht am Klavier
1980-1992 Klassischer Unterricht am Violoncello
seit 1987 E-Bass

Diplom of the Professional Program Future Music School / Aschaffenburg – BRD 1994, Diplom Summercourse Berklee College of Music (Boston) in Perugia / Umbrien 1995, Scholarship of Berklee College of Music / Boston – USA Studies at Berklee 1998 – 1999

Lehrer:

Kai Eckhardt Karpeh de Camargo
(John McLaughlin, Aziza Mustafa Zadeh, Tom Coster …)
Bruce Gertz
(Mike Stern, Gil Evans, Dave Brubeck, Gary Burton, Dozent at Berklee College of Music / Boston )

Masterclasses:

Jonas Hellborg, Steve Bailey, Ray Brown, Jim Hall, Milt Jackson, Josef Zawinul, Gary Burton, Johnny Griffin, John McLaughlin and others.

seit 1995 Jazz Pistols

                     Stefan Ivan Schäfer – guitar
                     Thomas Lui Ludwig – drums
                     Christoph Victor Kaiser – bass

seit 2002 Uwe Ochsenknecht Band

                     Uwe Ochsenknecht – vocal
                     Markus Zimmermann – keyboards & vocal
                     Florian Walther – guitar & vocal
                     Stefan Ivan Schäfer – guitar
                     Thomas Lui Ludwig – drums
                     Christoph Victor Kaiser – bass

Another Livetime

                     Michaela Tischler – vocal
                     Anke Rible – saxophone & vocal
                     Jens Reyer – guitar & vocal
                     Aji Imhof – keyboards
                     Thomas Klein – drums
                     Christoph Victor Kaiser – bass

The Small Latin Project

                     Natalia Volkova – vocal
                     Christian Ehringer – trumpet & vocal
                     Nolberto Rosabal Barea – keyboards & vocal
                     Daniel Hernandez – congas
                     Alfredo Ramirez – timbales
                     Christoph Victor Kaiser – bass

Weather Report-Tribute

                     Gernot Ziegler – keyboards
                     Steffen Weber -saxophone
                     Stefan Günther-Martens – drums
                     Christoph Victor Kaiser – bass

Tourneen:

Zusammen mit den Jazz Pistols Tourneen durch Süd-, Ost- und Westafrika, den Balkanstaaten, Rumänien, Litauen, Griechenland, Ungarn, Österreich, Belgien, Tschechische Republik.

Concerts with:

Merck Philharmonic Big Band, Xavier Naidoo, Achim Degen (Six was Nine), Torsten de Winkel, Henni Nachtsheim (Badesalz), Christopher Dell, Festival and TV-appearance with the danish group „Alline;s Corner“ in Danmark.
Seit 2000 Basslehrer an der städtischen Musikschule Heppenheim
Leitung der Big Band des Goethe Gymnasiums Bensheim
Dozent beim Musik/Technik Summercamp im Schwarzwald /Schluchsee
Dozent in der Kulturfabrik Wolfsburg
Gastdozent an der Berufsmusikschule in Dinkelsbühl
Gastdozent an der Kenyatta University Kenia / Nairobi
Gastdozent an der University of Technology in Südafrika / Pretoria
Gastdozent beim Dresdener Drum Festival
Gastdozent Popularmusikschule Ostwestfalen e.V. in Bielefeld
Gastdozent an der Popakademie Mannheim
Div. Bandworkshops

Awards:

Several musicawards of his hometown and country for classical, pop/rock and jazz performance, „Best German-Jazz-Newcomerband 1997“ (Jazz Thing) with the Jazz Pistols, 4. place at the „Blue Note Jazz Search 1997“ out of over 400 entries with the Jazz Pistols.

Recording- and mixing engineer for:

Jazz Pistols – Superstring

Jazz Pistols – Live  (CD & DVD)

Jazz Pistols – Special Treatment

Pax Wallace Quartett – Dream Logic

and different other productions.

Bässe:

Fodera Imperial VI-string fretted – (1996)

Fodera Imperial VI-string fretless – (1996)

Fender Precision `62 Relic Custom Shop (2015)

Fender Jazz Bass `62 American Vintage (2003)

Bag:

Bags von iGig – G515D (Double Gigbag)

Mono Vertigo

DI-Box:

Retrospec Juicebox

Strings:

DR-Strings Hi-Beams & Pure Blues

Cables:

Vovox

Straps:

Richter

Amps:

Bergantino B!Amp

Walter Woods Ultra High Power

Cabinets:

Bergantino 2x HD 112

Effects:

Retrospec Squeeze Box

Aguilar Octamizer

Source Audio Dimension Reverb / Nemesis Delay

DOD Meatbox

Peterson Tuners

Midi:

Terratec Producer Axon AX 100 MKII
Apple MacBook Pro 15″ 2.4
Spectrasonic Omnisphere