Studied sociology, political sciences and social psychology at the universities in Heidelberg and Mannheim. In his Master thesis he examined the different expectations of a blues and jazz audience before and during their visit to a concert. Along with his studies at university, he worked as a roadie for American blues bands, then founded his own agency for blues and jazz musicians and organized club concerts and festivals between blues, jazz and gospel music. Since 1998 Arndt Weidler is employed at the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt, where he is in charge of programing for concerts, workshops, conferences, also helping customers with all general questions. Among many other ongoing engagements as a consultant and juror, Arndt Weidler was chairman of the association German Jazz Meeting (2005-2011), member of the national jury for the “German Club Award” (2014-2017) as well as project manager for the first major survey on the the situation of jazz musicians in Germany (Jazzstudie 2016).