Born in Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Guitar lessons at the Jugendmusikschule Mülheim (Youth Music School of Mülheim) under Franz Fischer and Bruno Szordikowski.
Degree course in Guitar/Instrumental Pedagogy at the Folkwang College (Prof. Leonhard Beck-Neuwirth). Awarded Master’s Degree in Music Pedagogy with the academic title “Diplom-Musikpädagoge”.
Degree course in Vocal Music at the Robert-Schumann University of Düsseldorf (Prof. Ingeborg Reichelt), member of the university opera school (run by Prof. Hans Kast) and of Christian de Bruyn’s lieder accompaniment class. Final degree examination Diplom der Künstlerischen Reifeprüfung.
Lessons in flamenco guitar, longstanding experience as an accompanist for flamenco dancers.
Participation in courses and workshops under Hubert Käppel (classical guitar), Sylvia Geszty (vocal/opera), Ahmed El-Salamouny (brazilian guitar), Miguel Perez, Rafael Cortés, Tomatito, Eugenio Iglesias (flamenco guitar).
Private courses in Italian Vocal Music Techniques under Hartmut Singer, Kerpen, Germany.
Projects, performances, teaching activities
Artistic cooperation with the flamenco dancers Brigitte Biernath and María del Río from 1997 until 2005; accompanist at flamenco dance performances, courses, workshops.
International song arrangements (songs from Latin America, Spain, Italy, France, USA, Greece, Germany) for vocal and concert guitar.
Publishing of own guitar compositions:
J. Jasner: drinnen und draußen
10 Kompositionen für Gitarre solo
(Vogt & Fritz 2000)
J. Jasner: ¡Vamos rumberos!
7 Flamenco-Rumbas für 2 Gitarren, CD incl.
(Vogt & Fritz 2006)
CD release (2007):
In The Still Of The Night. Canciones & Songs
Songs from Latin America, Spain and USA
arranged for vocal and guitar
Current solo concert programmes for vocal and guitar:
Tango – Bolero – Canciones
Songs from Latin America and Spain
Songs from Southern Europe
Sous le ciel de Paris
Paris – New York
Chansons & Songs
Songs & Instrumentals
feat. Bernhard Fuchs, E-guitar
Musical assignments as a vocalist and guitarist for concerts, private liederabends and “living-room concerts” (You can also book me for small groups of up to ten people!).
Smaller and larger performances on occasions such as openings of exhibitions, company events, private parties, anniversaries, inauguration of offices and practices etc.
Musical performances in churches as a solo vocalist (tenor).
Teaching music in own premises, klang-raum studio, in Düsseldorf-Flingern in the following areas:
Guitar (classic, flamenco, Latin, musical accompaniment, basic techniques etc.)
Vocal (voice training, breathing techniques, voice improvement, literature on different kinds of styles)
Courses and workshops for guitar, flamenco guitar, vocals, voice training at various institutions, such as the ASG Bildungsforum Düsseldorf and VHS Krefeld adult education centres
A Passion For Music. Guitar And Vocal
Why do I play the guitar? Simply because it is a part of me! It is my soulmate, I can express myself through it and sometimes it expresses itself through me.
Ever since I’ve discovered my love for singing it has occasionally had to play “second fiddle”. But it enjoys doing so because it also wants to “sing”. And in this way, my two faithful musical companions have come together to form a wonderful duet. It is through them that I can tell you the best and most moving stories.
Guitar and vocals, both on their own as well as together, have enriched my life considerably. They have given me the gift of friendship, and have always been a constant factor and sometimes also an anchor in my life.
So I would like others to benefit from what I have gained. Through concerts where I can reach out to people, through lessons where I can advise others on finding their musical path.