Studio Dan was founded by Daniel Riegler in 2005 to perform at the first festival organised by the musicians’ collective JazzWerkstatt Wien. The ensemble started out as a big band and currently performs with varying lineups. The group explores the boundaries between various forms of contemporary music, from improvisation and new music to jazz, rock and more. Studio Dan independently produces new programmes and CDs and tours regularly all over the world, sometimes in collaboration with renowned international artists. Since 2015 the artistic and organisational team has consisted of Caitlin Smith, Sophia Goidinger-Koch, Margit Schoberleitner, Maiken Beer and Daniel Riegler.