Studied and graduated (Master and Bachelors Degree) summa cum laude at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz, Austria, Jazz Department
Studies/Collaboration with Karl Ratzer, Christian Rover, Guido Jeszenszky, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Harry Pepl, Hans Zimmer (film scoring and composition), Wayne Brasel, John Abercrombie, New York Voices, Marc Johnson, Bob Mintzer, Jerry Bergonzi, Bobby Shew, Niels-Henning Ørsted-Pedersen, Bill Dobbins, Fritz Pauer, Marc Murphy, Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, Agata Pisko, Robert Bachner (Vienna Art Orchestra) etc.

Performances with Dino Saluzzi, José Saluzzi, Lee Konitz, Art Lande, Mark Murphy, Andrew Chaikin aka Kid Beyond (beatboxer), John Scofield’s rhythm section Adam Deitch and Jesse Murphy during the Jazzfestival Graz 2001, Agata Pisko, Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, Fritz Pauer, Gerald Trottman, Gary Wittner, Curtis Johnson, Michael Parkinson, Grazyna Auguscik, Lora Szafran, Jacek Niedziela, Jazz Big Band KUG (University of Art Graz), Big Band Kapfenberg etc.

Tour in Brazil (São Paulo, Fortaleza, Penedo, Rio de Janeiro), recording sessions and workshops at the universities São Paulo and Fortaleza in January 2009.

Tour in Brazil, recording sessions and workshops in January 2010.

Musical leadership of his own band NOX – Something like Jazz & Funk, Martin Schaberl Quintet NOX, Martin Schaberl International Quartet, Martin Schaberl Trio, Agata Pisko Trio, Agata Pisko Quartet etc.

Member of the huge project “Kantata Jazzowa” by Joachim Mencel, who wrote the music to youth poems by Pope John Paul II. Further members of this project: some of the most eminent musicians of the international and the Polish jazz scene as they are Lee Konitz, Dino Saluzzi, Joachim Mencel, Angelica Sepe, Ewa Bem, Piotr Wojtasik, Janusz Muniak, Maciej Sikala, Chor Chlopiecy Filharmonii Krakowskiej, Orkiestra Akademii Beethovenowskiej, Kapela Goralska Jana Karpiela-Bulecki, Mieczyslaw Szczesniak, Jorgos Skolias, Lukasz Zyta, Sebastian Frankiewicz, Adam Kowalewski, Jan Pilch, Marcin Slusarczyk and Tomasz Kudyk. – – – Concerts: 2006 in Kraków, Poland; 2008 in Rome, Italy; 2010 in Warszawa, Poland, including TV, CD and DVD production.

Performances on Jazzfest Wien (A), Jazz Festival Wiesen (A), Jazz Jamboree Warsaw (PL), Zaduszki Jazzowe Cracow (PL), International Jazz Festival Cracow (PL), Auditorium Maximum Kraków (PL), International Jazz Festival Kragujevac (YU), International Jazz Festival Maribor (SLO), International Jazz Festival Ljubljana (SLO), International Music Festival Esperantela Vienna (A), Teatro Capranica, Rom (IT), ORF RadioKulturCafé, Vienna (A), Jazz-Sommer Graz, (A), Dom “Chemika”, Pulawy (PL), Jazz Club Centrum, Radom (PL), Centrum Kultury Tarnów (PL), Jazz Club Porgy & Bess, Vienna (A), Letni Festiwal “Jazz W Piwnicy Pod Baranami” Cracow (PL), EXPO 2000, Hannover (D), Jazz Club Miles, Graz (A), Jazz Club Harris, Cracow (PL), Jazz Club Piec, Cracow (PL), Jazz Club Indygo, Cracow (PL), Ao Vivo Music Club, São Paulo (BRA), Soul Live Jazz Bar, São Paulo (BRA)

For years teacher at international workshops;
International Summer Jazz Academy Cracow, PL;
invitation to workshops at Webster University St. Louis, USA and Jazz Dept. of Conservatory of Chicago, USA
Invitation to a festival tour in California (USA) with André Bush, Ricardo Peixoto, Jon Evans and Alan Hall.

Compositions and arrangements for many different styles and groups up to big band, various chamber music ensembles and symphonic orchestra, Jazz Dept. University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz, Austria

Teacher at University of Teacher Education, Graz, Austria

Author of the book “Wolfgang Muthspiel – one of the most versatile Austrian musicians and winner of the European Jazz Prize 2003” (go to DOWNLOADS).

Private music education and workshops – guitar playing in different styles, ear training, rhythm, music theory, phrasing for pop and jazz singers and modern choirs, band coaching, experience in recording studios (go to LESSONS).

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Moffa „Mithra“ by Domencio Moffa (Link)
Frame Works „Modern Classic“ Nylon String (Endorsement)
Frame Works „Baritone Nylon String“ (Endorsement)
Ibanez PM-2AA
Heritage Golden Eagle Millenium 2000 Model
Fender Telecaster customized by Christian Kössler, Alexander Seidler (Soundwork) and Ernst Pozar
Yamaha LS26 Acoustic Steel String
Hanika handmade Nylon String Classical Guitar




Heritage Millenium Eagle 2000 Limited Edition + Luxury Case
Yamaha LS26 Steel String Guitar + Luxury Case
Kapsule – World’s Most Advanced Travel Guitar Bag – Brand New – Totally Unused


Past Guitars:

Frame Works „Acoustic“ Steel String
Ibanez Artstar AS200
Godin Multiac Nylon String Classical
Steinberger USA GM-7TA Electric Guitar
Electric Sitar Guitar Yamaha Pacifica
Epiphone Sheradon by Gibson Baritone Fretless
Hohner G3T Steinberger Headless Eectric Guitar
Coral Electric Sitar Guitar
De Armond X-135 by Guild
Fender Stratocaster (Japan)
Yamaha Stratocaster Pacifica 112X w/ built in GK-2
Kumika Nylon String Classical Guitar
Framus Acoustic Jazz Guitar
Gitane Gipsy Guitar


De Armond Ashbory Bass fretless


Thomastik Infeld Jazz BeBop .012 – .050
D’Addario XL Electric Guitar Strings Nickel Wound Regular Light Gauge .10 EXL .010 – .046

D’Addario Pro Arte Classical Guitar EJ45C
D’Addario EJ45 Normal Tension Silverplated Wound Clear Nylon

Elixir Acoustic Extra Light .010 – .047

De Armond Ashbory bass strings


FBT Maxx 2a Processed Active Monitors
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Tube Amp
Quilter MicroPro Mach2 12-Inch HD
DV Mark Jazz 12
Mesa/Boogie Studio .22 Tube Amp
S|R Technology Jam 150 Plus
2 x S/R 280A Physiocon speakers
Roland Cube 30

Past Amps:

Polytone Mini Brute II
Trace TR 100R Acoustic Amp
Hughes & Kettner Zentera + Z-Board

Technical Equipment:

Floor Board I
Pedal Train PT Pro Effect Floor Board
Morley A/B/C-Switch
Boss Chromatic Tuner TU-2
Boss Octaver OC-2
xotic RC-Booster
Xotic AC Booster
SansAmp GT2 Tech 21.NYC Distortion
t.c. electronic stereo chorus+ pitch modulator & flanger
Line6 Tone Core Echo Park Delay
Boss Digital Delay DD-5
Boss FS-5U
Boss Digital Reverb RV-5
Boss PS-6 Harmonist
Boomerang III Phrase Sampler
Sound work A/B-Switch
Dunlop DC-Brick

Floor Board II
Pedal Train PT Pro Effect Floor Board
Morley A/B-Switch
tc electronic Polytune Tuner
Boss FV-50 H Volume Pedal
Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9
Xotic RC Booster
electro-harmonix micro QTron
MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay
Boss Digital Delay DD-5
Boss Digital Reverb RV-5
Electroharmonic Freeze Sound Retainer
tc electronic Ditto X2 Looper
Sound work A/B-Switch

Vovox Cables (Endorsement)

Korg CA-20 Chromatic Tuner
Korg MA-20 Digital Metronome
AKG GB 40 guitar bug transmitter ultra high frequency
AKG UHF SR 40 diversity stationary diversity receiver ultra high frequency

Past Technical Equipment:

Hughes & Kettner Z-Board Floorboard
Lexicon JamMan Loop
Lexicon MPX-100 Dual Channel Processor
Intellifex Triple Converter System 64x Oversampling Sigma-Delta A/D
Digitech Control Seven MIDI-Floorboard
Boss Super Octaver OC-3
Boss Super Chorus CH-1
Boss Chorus Ensemble CE-5
Boss Digital Delay DD-6
Boss Noise Suppressor NS-2
Boss Dynamic Wah AW-3
Boss Acoustic Simulator AC-3
Boss Graphic Equalizer GE-7
Line 6 DL4 Stompbox Delay Modeler Pedal
Ernie Ball Volume Pedal
Boss BCB-60 Pedal Board Case
Nobels Digital Stereo Chorus CH-D
Morley A/B-Switch
Crybaby Wah-Wah Pedal
Roland GR 1 Guitar Synthesizer
Boss Super Shifter PS-5
Boss Super Over Drive SD-1
Boss Power Supply & Master Switch PSM-5
Boss TU-12H Chromatic Tuner
Little Lehle II
Dunlop DC-Brick
Boomerang+ Phrase Sampler
Gator Floor Board
Gibson Echoplex Digital Pro Looper w/ Gibson TGE04 Echoplex Foot Controller
DigiTech JamMan Looper/Phrase Sampler
Edirol UM-1EX USB MIDI Interface
Mackie 1202-VLZ Pro 12-Channel Mic/Line Mixer
Yamaha DX-7 Synthesizer


Shure SM-57 for Amps
Shure SM-58 for Voice