Carl (*1995 in Essen, D) grew up in a musical family and thus was surrounded by music and musicians since young age. At age 10 he started playing the piano and, after giving up the piano soon, the drums. His first drumset and drumlessons he got at age 12 while attending local high school.
He was drawn to the drums through the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers or Nirvana, but soon he discovered Jazz in his parents' CD shelf. The completely unheard sounds and ways of playing and the freedom of the musician in Jazz fascinated him immediately.
Carl started to visit various Jazz Workshops at age 16 and at the same time began to teach drums privately at his parents' house. He started to play concerts with well-known local musicians as Thomas Hufschmidt, Rolf Marx or Axel Fischbacher, often accompanied by his father, Bernd Zinsius, on bass.
In September '13 he began his studies at the Conservatorium Maastricht with Ron van Stratum and Arnoud Gerritse.
In 2014 he applied to the LandesjugendJazzOrchester Rheinland-Pfalz and established a colaboration that lasted till 2017.
Inspired by the music of the great Italian Jazz musicians Stefano Bollani and Antonio Faraò he went to Italy to study one semester at the Siena Jazz University with Walter Paoli and Paolo Corsi. After finishing his Bachelor of Music in Maastricht in 2017 he relocated to Barcelona and is taking private lessons with Marc Miralta.
Carl has performed in small and big ensembles in Europe (Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Poland) and America (Bolivia, USA).