Jürgen Isenbart - Jürgen Isenbart

Jürgen Isenbart (born April 24, 1943 in Hamburg ; † April 5, 2015 there ) was a German multi-instrumentalist , percussionist , performance artist and comedian .


After attending the Isebek school in Hamburg-Eimsbüttel , Isenbart initially trained as a dental technician before turning to music and the performing arts, to which he remained loyal until his death.


Isenbart was a founding member of the Hamburg band Ougenweide , which is still considered a role model for bands in the genre of medieval rock . As a drummer and percussionist he played the albums Ougenweide , All die because I like , Ohrenschmaus and Eulenspiegel with the band between 1973 and 1976one. Up to 180 tour concerts a year and numerous appearances in television productions quickly made the band known in the Federal Republic of Germany. Jürgen Isenbart was an all-round talent as a percussionist. He played glockenspiel, xylophone, marimbaphone, marimba, vibraphone, drums, bells, bells, tubular bells and the timpani. He also mastered tap dancing and singing. In 1985 the band broke up. Isenbart was no longer there when he made a comeback in 1996.


From 1998 Isenbart appeared in the Offenen Kanal Hamburg , later TIDE TV , as a "television chef", using the stage name "Hans Dampf" and parodying the boom in cooking programs on television that was beginning at that time . He produced the bizarre and funny video clips in his own apartment. Due to the connections between the open channels, Isenbart was soon known outside of Hamburg, which among other things earned him an appearance in Stefan Raab's show TV total on Pro7, where he was presented with the “Raab of the week”. With his “salt collection” he also appeared on the NDR talk show .


Until his death, Isenbart appeared regularly under the direction of Bruno Bachem for the Hamburg guest theater “Our Theater”, where he played all roles in The Beggar or The Dead Dog by Bertolt Brecht , in Friede den Hütten by Georg Büchner and in the pub program Maybe there's something awesome to play.


Isenbart succumbed to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). [1]


Individual evidence

  1. Obituary at sommer-in-hamburg.de, accessed on February 2, 2019