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German composer, arranger, band and orchestra leader and piano player
He was born July 19, 1928 Nuremberg, Germany
Werner Drexler started his musical career playing piano in american bars in Nuremberg and Munich. He loved Swing music. After finishing his musical studies he joined [a=Orchester Kurt Edelhagen] in 1953, which was Germany's best jazz orchestra at that time. In 1961 Werner Drexler got hired as production director of [a=Südwestfunk Tanzorchester]. In the last 30 years he recorded over 50 LPs and 30 CDs with the orchestra or bands linked to it. He also composed soundtracks to german series like "Fest im Sattel", "Butler Parker" or "Christian und Christiane", as well as the official theme to the 1974 soccer world championship. His compostition work was also used in US american and japanese tv series. He also often worked extensivly with [a=Max Greger] and other international orchestras.