Prof. Ludwig Nuß was born in 1961 in Baden-Württemberg. At the age of ten he played euphonium and tuba before teaching himself to play the trombone. From 1983 studied with Prof. Jiggs Whigham at the Academy of Music Cologne. Alongside his own jazz formations such as the "Nuss Bros. Quartett", "Jazzed Friends" and "Trombology", he worked as a freelance musician in the Cologne studio scene. From 1988-1991 he played trombone in the musical "Starlight Express" in Bochum, from 1992-96 he was trombone and soloist in the SDR Big Band Stuttgart.
Ludwig Nuß has played with almost all the German radio big bands and made numerous recordings for radio, television and CD with international and national jazz stars such as Bob Brookmeyer, Bill Holman, Patti Austin, Frank Foster, Rob McConnell, Lalo Shifrin, Phil Woods, Jim McNeely, Maceo Parker, Slide Hampton, Vince Mendoza, Brecker Brothers, Peter Erskine, Manny Albam, Bob Mintzer, Paul Kuhn, Peter Herbolzheimer, German Jazz Orchestra, Thilo Berg Big Band, Bill Ramsey, Diether Reith, Götz Alsmann, Peter Fessler, All That Jazz.
As jazz soloist and educator he gives concerts and workshops at home and abroad. He has released the following CDs: "Hornplayers Can´t Eat Garlic", "Return of the Hornplayers", "Jazzed Friends", "Ups & Downs" and "Rolling Down 7th", produced in Brooklyn in 2006. In the winter semester 2007.08 Ludwig Nuß took up the professorship for trombone/ensemble direction at the Jazz Institute Berlin, which was established jointly by the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin and the University of the Arts Berlin.