After studying to become a bandleader, Major Jason Griffiths led several music corps in the British armed forces, including the Band of the Blues and Royals, the music corps of Queen Elizabeth II's Life Guards. He currently leads the equally legendary Band and Bugles of the Rifles.
The experienced music officer made his tattoo debut in Germany at the 2013 Deutschland Tattoo at the Veltins arena in Gelsenkirchen, where he conducted and led the bands, as well as the Pipes & Drums. Since then, he has become a firm audience favourite. He makes every finale at the Tattoos a special highlight - with his characteristic meticulous precision he makes the music shine and makes the show an unforgettable experience. Standing ovations and prolonged applause at the Tattoos are clear evidence of his success.
A special honour was bestowed on Major Griffiths in 2016 - he was entrusted with the musical direction of the world-famous "Royal Edinburgh Tattoo".
For more than 30 years, Helmut Jäger was one of the "distinctive voices" of German radio and television. In almost 20 years, he hosted around 2,500 popular entertainment programmes on ARD.
As an officer in the German Armed Forces, Helmut Jäger presented the top military music orchestras from all over the world in around 100 major events and concerts. Many of these shows were shown live on German television.
His directing and presenting the "Deutschland Tattoo" contributed to the great success of these events.
On behalf of all those involved, it is with great gratitude that we release Helmut Jäger into a well-deserved retirement.
Stefan Frech has been working for various radio stations throughout Germany for more than 20 years. He grew up beside Lake Constance, near the Swiss border. He currently lives and works mostly in Hamburg.
When Stefan is not presenting a programme on NDR2, he is usually in his second home Frankfurt, where he can be heard on HR3 (the pop-music radio-department of Hessischer Rundfunk).
Stefan has been part of the presenter ensemble of the "Night of the Proms" since 2018, which enchants hundreds of thousands of music fans anew every winter.
In his spare time, he likes to ride his motorbike and is involved in the volunteer fire brigade.
Kai Fischer was born in Hessen and has felt at home in the radio, TV and event sector for a good 18 years. He currently works primarily as a presenter and editor for Hessischer Rundfunk (HR3 and HR-iNFO).
Kai has also been in front of the camera for ProSiebenSat.1-TV ("Der große Waren-Check") and has presented hundreds of shows on the high seas for AIDA Cruises.
Kai loves to travel and enjoys spending his free time doing winter sports, extensive biking and jogging tours or diving!
As a guest, Ulrich Lautenschläger was thrilled by the uniforms, the British military music and especially the young audience. Exactly this feeling, this thrill he felt watching and listening to "Trooping the colour”, is what he has brought to Germany.
Initially he realised his dream extremely successfully on the open-air stage at the Loreley, where he created the "Deutschland Tattoo - Royal Music Show", which he later presented in 2013 and 2014 in the Veltins Arena in front of a total of around 35,000 spectators. In the meantime, the glamorous show enjoys a high degree of popularity and is now also making its way to Kaltenberg, Magdeburg and Krefeld in addition to the Festhalle in Frankfurt.
"With its magical and emotional moments, the 'Deutschland Tattoo - Royal Music Show' is an absolute highlight for friends of British military music, top-class international show bands and pipes & drums," says the producer. "We make each of our tattoos a spectacular and perfect show for our audience - goosebumps included!”