Manfred Hausleitner has performed all over Europe with many Jazz greats. Born in May 1957 in Tulln, Austria to Josef and Erna Hausleitner, Manfred began studying drums at an early age of 6 with his father. He began learning about jazz when he signed up for the jazz institute at the Konservatiorium and Highschool in Vienna, where he studied with Erich Bachtraegl for 8 years.
He has performed with Art Farmer, Don Cherry, Friedrich Gulda, Dollar Brand ( Abdullah Ibrahim ), Jimmy Woode, Charly Bird, Sunny Murray, Makaya Ntshoko, Donald Kachamba, Harry Sokal, Nat Adderley, Erwin Kiennast ..., as well as the cream of the Austrian jazz scene. Concerts at Jazzfestival Velden, Viktring, Wiesen