Saxophonist, Composer & Arranger
Rainer Pusch studied with George Coleman in New York and Jerry Bergonzi in Boston (USA).
He holds a diploma in „Performance“ of the Berklee College of Music, Boston.
He studied Carnatic (south Indian, classical) music with G.S.Mani and S. Rajaram at the Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts in Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
Rainer Pusch was a scolar of the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
He started his career in Germany (with Peter Kosch, Thomas Stabenow, Südpool Orchestra, Frederic Rabold Crew, Rainer Pusch Big Band etc.)
He taught at the Mannheim State Conservatory (Germany)
Concerts with his own bands at the San Sebastian Festival, Frankfurt Jazz Festival, to the Baltics,
Russia, China, Burkina Faso and with the German Goethe Institut (Max Mueller Bhavan), Indonesia, India, Rumania.
In the beginning of the 90ths he moved to South of France (cooperations with Mario Stantchev, Michel Bismut, Patrice Heral etc,)
He taught at the Institut musical de Formation Professional at Salon du Provence and the Cite de la Musique de Marseille (France)
The last years Rainer Pusch worked as a freelancing musician and teacher for saxophone and improvisation in India, Nepal & China at the L. Subramanian School (Bangalore, India), Bridge Music Academy (New Delhi, India) and the Contemporary Music Academy of Beijing (China)
Besides his projects & bands he worked
with Art Farmer, Peter Herbolzheimer, John Betsch, Horace Parlan and many others
the cooperation with musicians out of different cultures is a big part of his activities
with Selva Ganesh, Shivamani, Mysor Manjunat, Dr. Balamuralikrishnan, Rajat Prasanna, Shivamani in the field of Indien Fusion music and with Louiz Banks, Ranjit Barrot Keith& Karl Peters, Sanjay Divecha, Prassana besides many others in a jazz context.
He toured with his KARUNA Kshetra Orchestra feat. Manickam Yogeswaran threw India (organized by the German Goethe Institut).
and worked in the Indian movie industry with A.R. Rahman, Sundeep Showta, L.Vidhyanadan etc.
CDs und his own name:
Rainer Pusch Trio meets Horace Parlan,
In Between Those Changes
The Beginning & The End