Johannes Faber was born in Munich in 1952 and studied trumpet and composititon in Munich, Graz and Boston.
He worked with the Radio Big Band Stuttgart (1980-90) and the Radio Big Band Hamburg (1990-96) as a trumpet soloist, composer and arranger.
Faber composed the soundtrack for the movie “Rally Paris-Dakar“ and founded the jazzrock-band CONSORTIUM with Billy Cobham dr, Christof Lauer sax, Joerg Reiter p, Dave King e-b.
He had a professorship at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Hamburg. The trumpeter played – amongst many others – with Chaka Khan, Anthony Jackson, George Adams, Charlie Mariano Dado Moroni, Konstantin Wecker, dem UNITED JAZZ & ROCK ENSEMBLE und Peter Herbolzheimer’s RHYTHM COMBINATION AND BRASS, composed for Michael Ende (author of the NEVERENDING STORY) and was given the Jazz Award Baden-Württemberg (1985) .
He played on several jazz festivals as in Montreux, at the Jazzfest Berlin, the Deutsches Jazzfestival Frankfurt and so forth.
In 1998 he composed the music for the theatreplay HIAS in which he also played the main role in a production of the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz(Munich). 2000 to 2012 he organizes the jazzprogram “Jazz im Gärtnerplatz“ for the same theatre and sings and acts the Orator (Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz) and Sarastro (Operafestival Gut Immling) in THE MAGIC FLUTE by Mozart. 2003 he composes the piece “4“ for the BALLETTTHEATER MÜNCHEN under the direction of Philip Taylor also for the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz. 2006 he teaches jazz history at the Conservatorio Nicolo Paganini in Genova(Italy).
2012 Professorship at the “Conservatorio Nicolò Paganini”