Felix Kochendörfer was born in Weimar, Germany, into a musical family and started playing violin in primary school. In his early teenage years he picked up the trombone which got him into jazz and he started to learn upright bass at the age of 17. Soon after he joined a group of young musicians dedicated to the music of Django Reinhardt, with whom he toured through Germany and Italy.
Felix has lived in Germany, Denmark, and Austria before moving to the United States, where he continues to be an established bass player in the Los Angeles gypsy jazz scene. He has appeared with artists such as Yorgui Loeffler, Christiaan van Hemert, Trio Dinicu, Jimmy Grant, Brad Brose, and the New Orleans Swinging Gypsies.
He studied Acoustics Engineering at Dresden University of Technology and Aalborg University, Denmark and now works primarily as an audio engineer in Los Angeles following his passion to develop high-quality loudspeakers and audio systems.