Jazz and classic – Dieter Ilg (born 1961) knows both worlds. Although he decided to become a jazz bassist at the tender age of 16, he studied classical double bass; partly to gain a comprehensive knowledge of music history. Since then he has combined these two musical worlds with each other in various projects. With his technical mastery, Ilg lends the double bass a lyrical quality and expressiveness that are the reason for his international renown. Whether as a side man or as a leader of his own ensembles – Dieter Ilg has a rare talent to unite the art of accompaniment with the art of playing solo.