, a jazz trombonist, was born in 1972 in Braunschweig, Germany. When he was 12 years old, he began classical training at the Braunschweig School of Music. He has won a number of awards at the Jegend musiziert competition. Other accommodations, honors, and grants came from both his jazz and classical music skills.
In 1989, Wogram
joined the German Federal Jazz Orchestra led by the world-famous Peter Herbolzheimer
. Three years later, Wogram
moved to New York for a couple of years, thanks to a grant he received to attend the New York University to learn arrangement, composition, and trombone. While in the United States, he had the chance to study with artists like Buster Williams
, Reggie Workman
, Jiggs Wigham, and Conrad Herwig
. He recorded his debut album, New York Conversations
, in 1994 under the Mons Records label. Wogram
formed the Nils Wogram Quartet with cellist and bassist Henning Sieverts
, pianist Simon Nabatov
, and drummer Jochen Rückert. Solo and working with his quartet, Wogram
has performed with the Frank Band, Gunter Hampels Next Generation, Jazzkantine, and many others at a number of festivals and concerts all over the world. Round Trip
's second album, was released in 1997 under the ENJA Records label. It was followed a year later by Speed Life
with tracks such as "King of Trash," "Hotel Blues," and "Circle."