Friday, 15th November 2019



Daniel Nöesig, trumpet; Thomas Kugi, saxophone

Oliver Kent, piano; Dušan Novakov, drums

Uli Langthaler, double bass

(Supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum from Belgrade)

©Irmin Kerck

This jazz formation brings together some of the most active musicians of the Austrian and European Jazz-scene: WORRY LATER with Oliver Kent (piano), Uli Langthaler (duble bass), Dušan Novakov (drums), Daniel Nösig (trumpet) and Thomas Kugi (tenor saxophone) unites some of the best soloists.

The repertory of this ensemble is mostly compiled of their own original compositions, which provides the basis for their outstanding personal statements and unique expressions in contemporary European Jazz music.

These musicians together present a unique program and impress not only with their solo highlights but also with the distinctive sound in this Jazz-formation.

After long-term engagements in all Viennese Jazz clubs WORRY LATER is one of the best-rehearsed groups and present themselves as a euphonic ensemble. They attract large audiences and have a continuing influence on contemporary jazz musicians, not only in their hometown.

WORRY LATER have played at jazz festivals throughout Europe as well as at International Jazz Festivals in the USA, Cuba, Israel, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Russia, Mongolia, Mexico, Tunisia, Ukraine, India, Nepal and South-Africa.

Everybody, who is into Jazz will love this band!



Daniel Nösig was born 25th of November, 1975 in Zams/Tirol, Austria.

He first studied with Prof. Alois Vierbach at the MS in Feldkirchen in Carinthia, Austria and continued to study at the State Conservatory (Landeskonservatorium) Klagenfurt with Prof. Lee Harper. He then moved to the Netherlands and graduated from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with Jarmo Hoogendijk, Erik Vloeimanns and Ack van Roojen.

In May 2000 he received his Master Degree in music from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, with a special comment by the Jury on his great musical sensibility.

2001 Daniel Nösig moved back to Austria and became one of the most demanded trumpeters of the Austrian and international jazz-scene.

Daniel Nösig has worked with international stars, like Joe Zawinul, Sam Rivers, Adam Nussbaum, Karl Ratzer, Lori Williams, Philip Catherine, Bill Evans, Randy Brecker, Danny Grissett, Vicente Archer, Miles Griffith, Gregory Hutchinson, Andy Middleton, Josh Ginsburg, Jure Pukl, Rudy Royston, Michel Godard, Fritz Pauer, Ben Monder, Michael Erian, Rob Bargad, Jonathan Blake, Philip Harper, Adrian Mears, Don Menza, Marianne Mendt, Jake Hanna…

Daniel Nösig is in great demand for radio and TV shows throughout the world and has played at international jazz festivals in The Netherlands, Denmark, England, Canada, Columbia, Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Poland, China, Spain, …

Awards: 2000 Best Soloist: Dutch Jazz Competition.

Teaching: since 2011 Professor for jazz trumpet at the Landeskonservatorium, Carinthia, Austria since 2012 Professor for jazz trumpet at JAM Music Lab, Vienna, Austria. Additionally: Workshops for jazz trumpet in Austria and abroad



Thomas Kugi was born 1964 in Villach, Carinthia, Austria. From 1984 on he studied Music in Vienna, Austria.

Within a few years he became one of the most flexible, valuable and busy Austrian saxophone players and arrangers with countless recordings in different styles, like Jazz, Funk, Pop, Latin Music, playing TV-Shows, theater-productions and concerts all over the world.

He has played with international superstars like Chaka Khan, The Pointer Sisters, Michel Camilo, The Surpremes, The Temptations, Gloria Gaynor, Omara Portuondo and Marianne Faithful, Idries Muhammed, Adam Holtzman, Gene Jackson, Craig Harris, Kenny Davis, Matthew Garrison, Craig Harris, Mark Egan, Andy McKhee, Marco Minnemann, Keith Carlock, John Clark, Dave Taylor, Samuel Blaser…

Thomas Kugi was additionally part of many famous Austrian music-projects, like Alegre Correa Group, Erich Kleinschuster Sextet, Marianne Mendt & Band, Erika Pluhar, Dancing Stars Orchester, Upper Austrian Jazz Orchester, Count Basic, Save The Robots, Ostinato, Outreach Orchestra, Dobrek-Brasil, Andre Heller, Kurt Ostbahn, Etta Scollo, Slow Club, Georg Danzer, Stella Jones, Georg Nussbaumer, Beat 4 Feet, Harald Juhnke, Bilgeri a.m.m.

He has played the main part at recordings with Andre Heller, Kurt Ostbahn, Etta Scollo, Slow Club, Georg Danzer, Uwe Kröger, the young tenors, Stella Jones, Beat 4 Feet, Harald Juhnke.

Thomas Kugi has played at international Jazz Festivals in Finland, Poland, Mexico, Indonesia, South-Africa, USA, Germany, Switzerland, …

Teaching: since 2011 Professor for jazz saxophone and Big Band at JAM Music Lab, Vienna, Austria, since 2008 Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria. Additionally: Workshops for jazz saxophone in Austria and abroad



Oliver Kent was born 1969 in Innsbruck, Austria. He studied classical piano with his father Fuat Kent in Vorarlberg, Austria.

In 1987 Oliver Kent moved to Vienna and concentrated on jazz piano. Very quickly he received his first engagements with internationally known artists including Karl Ratzer, Art Farmer and Idris Muhammed.

From 1993 to 1995 he lived in New York City, where he worked together with the trumpeters Valerie Ponomarev and Eddie Henderson.

Oliver Kent is a well-known member of the Austrian/European jazz gallery. He has played together with musicians such as Sheila Jordan, Leo Wright, David Friedman, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, Mark Murphy, Howard Johnson, Lou Tabakin, Clark Terry, Allan Praskin, Delfayo Marsalis, Concert Jazz Orchestra Vienna, Jazz Big Band Graz, Gansch and Roses, Nguyen Le, Ron McClure, Bobby Shew, Pete Yellin, Ingrid Jenson, Alvin Queen, Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson, Jim Pepper, The New York Voices, Take Six, Ed Neumeister, Warren Vache, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Don Menza, Patti Austin, John Hollenbeck, Theo Blackman, Kurt Elling, John Hendricks, Bennie Mauphin, Grant Steward, Dusko Goykowich, Benny Baily, Dzihan & Kamien, Marianne Mendt, Mario Gonzi, Herwig Gradischnig, Roman Schwaller, Jimmy Cobb, Johnny Griffin, Paulo Cardoso, Andy Scherrer, Franko Ambrosetti, Benny Golson, Ferdinand Powell,…

He has played at European as well as at international Jazz Festivals in the USA, Turkey, Mexico, Mongolia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Ukraine, South-Africa, Serbia, Switzerland…

In 2008 Oliver Kent co-founded WORRY LATER with Uli Langthaler.

Awards: 2007 first prize: New German Jazz Award Hans Koller Preis 2004: Best CD of the Year Hans Koller Preis 2002: Sideman of the Year

Teaching: Since 2002, Professor of jazz piano at The Conservatory/Private Music University of Vienna 2007/08 Visiting Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz

Additionally: Workshops for jazz piano in Austria and abroad



Dušan Novkov was born in 1970 in Pančevo/Serbia. Between 1986 and 1988 he joined the international Jazz seminar in Grožnjan with Reggie Workman.

In 1989 he moved to Austria. From 1989 to 1998 he studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz where he received his master degree. From 1996 to 1997 he studied percussions at the University of Arts in Rotterdam (Netherlands).

Because of his great music sensibility Dušan Novakov woos the audience in an outstanding way and is furthermore in demand for many international formations.

Dušan Novakov has played with international stars like Mark Murphy, Oliver Lake, George Cables, John Marshall, Dick Oatts, Don Menza, Kirk Lightsey, Michelle Hendricks, Toninio Horta, Dusko Goykovich, Valery Ponomarev, Andi Bey, Bread Lealy, Karl Ratzer, Timna Brauer and Elias Meiri Ensemble, Fernando Correa, Fritz Pauer, Big Band Graz, Frank Lacy, Gregory Porter, Andy Middleton…

Since 1991 he has played at international Jazz festivals and has shared the stage with various well-known Jazz ensembles in the USA, China, South-Africa, Israel, Austria, Germany, Italy, France, Slovakia, Hungary, Ex-Yugoslavia, Estonia, Poland and The Netherlands.

Teaching: Since 2005 Professor of jazz drums and improvisation at the Vienna Music Institute.

Additionally: Workshops for jazz drums in Austria and abroad



Uli Langthaler was born 1959 in Linz, Austria. He studied bass with Rudolf Hansen at the Conservatory/Private Music University of Vienna.

From 1987 to 1991 he was a member of the Orchester der Vereinigten Bühnen Wien, the orchestra of all major music productions in Viennese theaters.

Uli Langthaler has played with international stars like Joe Zawinul, Richard Österreicher Big Band, Vienna Big Band Machine, HR Bigband, Karl Ratzer, Roland Neuwirth, Leo Wright, Ronny Bourage, Billy Harper, Lev Tabakin, Mike Stern, Frank Gambale, Harri Stojka Express, Ack van Royen, Philip Catherine, Wayne Brasel, Timna Brauer, Rens Niewland, Colours’ N’ People, Coolinger, Heinz v. Hermann Trio and Quintett, Concert Jazz Orchestra Vienna, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Robert Bachner Quintett, Thomas Gansch, Wolfgang Puschnig, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Don Menza, Dusko Goykovich, Ferdinand Povel, Red Holloway, Warren Vaché, Jimmy Cobb, Dee Dee Bridgewater

He has played at European as well as at international Jazz Festivals in the USA, Turkey, Mexico, Cuba, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Ukraine, South-Africa, India, Nepal, Serbia…

In 2008 Uli Langthaler co-founded WORRY LATER with Oliver Kent.

Teaching: Since 1990 Professor of jazz bass, ensemble and improvisation at the Conservatory/Private Music University of Vienna, Austria and at the Music Conservatory of Carinthia, Austria

Additionally: Workshops for jazz bass and ensemble in Austria and abroad