Alban Hauser (Soprano Sax)
Alban Hauser (* 1972) is part of the ensemble since 2015. At the age of four, he discovered the recorder for himself, but after a while realized that there were other instruments as well. Consequently, he switched to clarinet and later learned piano and saxophone. Alban studied clarinet and piano at the music academy Detmold.
He works as an instrumental teacher and freelance musician. In addition to the foliage saxophone quartet Alban can be heard with the duo "Bhatti & Hauser" (Electronica / Tango / World).
Timur Isakov (Alto Sax/Clarinet)
Timur was born in 1969 in Kirgiizia. At the age of 10 he began playing saxophone and clarinet. Timur studied clarinet at the Music School in Alma-Ata (Kazakhstan) and worked as concert master at the Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan). At the local music school, he worked as a lecturer for the clarinet and saxophone as well as conducting the chamber orchestra. In 2001 Timur moved with his family to Germany and studied chamber music at the Acadamey of Music (Musikhochschule) in Detmold. Timur works as a concert musician and music teacher. He is married and has three children.
Hartmut Salzmann (Tenor Sax)
Most of the “Blattwerk” arrangements are penned by himself. “Classics Today” wrote about him: “Superarrangeur Hartmut Salzmann knows his sax-playing and arranging to perfection.” He specializes in jazz and contemporary arrangements of classical and baroque works. Hartmut was born in 1968. Since the age of 12 he has been musically active. He first learned to play piano and clarinet. At the age of 15, he discovered a love for the saxophone and studied it as his major instrument. Concert travel has taken him to Asia and into Europe. His passion besides music: bicycle racing and cycling holidays.
Ivan Jones (Bariton-Sax)
Ivan was born in 1966 in Birmingham, England. He learned to play the recorder at the age of six and the classical guitar at the age of eight. Three years later Ivan switched to the saxophone. He came to Germany as a military musician in the British Army, stayed here and has been working as a musician, choir director and teacher ever since. Ivan Jones has been teaching at the Städtische Musikschule in Paderborn since 1998, where he founded the ensemble "Saxaholics" in 2006 in an effort to create a forum for young, talented saxophonists.