Rudi Mahall was born 1966 in Nürnberg, Germany. He studied classic clarinet and within this he got the possibility to examinate contemporary music and improvisation. He is and was part of the avant-garde-band Die Hartmann 8; Der Rote Bereich, with John Schröder and Frank Möbus; Trio &Quot Tiefe Töne für Augen und Ohren, with Henning Sievert and Bill Elgart; Pro Susi; Stol; Die Entäuschung, with Axel Dörner, Jan Roder and Uli Jenneßen and was the driving force of the famous project Monk´s Casino, which toured all over Europe and in Canada.
He performed in concerts together with Conny and Johannes Bauer, Lee Konitz, Barry Guy, Marty Cook, Karl Berger, Paul Lovens, Radu Malfatti, Jim Black, Ed Schuller, Alexander von Schlippenbach and many others. He is one of the main proponents of the contemporary Berlin Jazz scene and has an international fan base by now. The media sees him as the heir of Eric Dophy. Rudi Mahall is known for his natural wit playing on stage that makes each performance an event.