Alsbach-Haehnlein, Germany


Michael Jockel began playing music as a teenager, in various Rock, Folk, and Country groups. After discovering bluegrass and the 5-string banjo at age 18, he has now performed on banjo, guitar and dobro with the German band Grass Unlimited since the ’80s. He enjoys attending bluegrass jams in Germany and Holland. Michael teaches guitar and banjo and also runs Pickin’ Rooster Recording Studio specializing in acoustic music recordings.

“Michael’s approach is to encourage playing by ear. I used to learn tunes, now I play music.”
“It was a fantastic experience playing together, and listening to one another. The atmosphere was relaxed. Michael made sure that everyone could participate according their skills. He encouraged everybody to play a solo – thus everyone was able to contribute and the whole session was a huge success.”
“Michael is very clear and understandable. He additionally is a likeable person.”
“Michael is a great traditional Banjo player and teacher. He teaches the “Basics” and we have a lot of fun.”
“Michael Jockel is always very positive and open to all questions. The explanations were also good.”
Michael’s Camps