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NEW WEBSITE
ONLINE SOON

The new website is in its final stage and I'm happy that it'll be online soon. Meanwhile, I hope you'll find some info on this page.

Coming up in 2018: Besides lots of playing and traveling with different bands & projects, I'm excited about the album release tour in Japan, Europe, USA and Latin America with our NY trio MURAL

BIO

Bassist and composer Peter Schwebs lives in Hanover, Germany and New York. He works as a freelance musician with various international bands and projects performing and teaching in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the U.S.

Peter studied Jazz & Contemporary Music at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media (2000-2005) and was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to continue his studies in the graduate program at New York University (2006-2008). Peter was a member of the youth jazz orchestra "Windmachine" of the German state of Lower Saxony, and received awards at a number of national and international jazz competitions, including Jugend Jazzt, Winning Jazz, Next Generation, Niedersächsischer Jazzpreis in Germany and Concurso Internacional de Intérpretes de Jazz in Granada, Spain. From 2007 till 2008, he was an adjunct instructor for Jazz Ensemble at New York University and received the Barney Josephson Award for Excellence in Jazz (NYU 2008). In 2011, he was awarded the Artist Stipend in Music and Composition of the Federal State of Lower Saxony, Germany.

Peter performed on international festivals such as the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Umbria Jazz (Italy), Jazzy Colours (France), Jazz Rallye Luxembourg, Jazz Bez (Ukraine), Jazz Peru Internacional, Costa Rica International Jazz Festival and Thelonious Jazz Festival Chile. He has also participated in TV and broadcasting productions, and recorded with different artists as well as releasing albums with his band projects in New York: "Stories from Sugar Hill" (LAIKA Records 2010), "In-between Seasons & Places" (BERTHOLD Records 2013) und "MURAL" (BERTHOLD Records 2016).

In New York, Peter had the chance to play with internationally acclaimed artists including Kenny Werner, Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Lenny Pickett, Chris Potter and Randy Brecker. For these collaborations, he had the privilege of performing at some of New York’s most prestigious jazz venues such as The Blue Note, Dizzy’s at Lincoln Center, Smalls and 55 Bar.

Since 2015, he is working together with American-Japanese guitarist Aki Ishiguro and Chilean drummer Rodrigo Recabarren on their new NY trio MURAL. Their 2nd album "Shishi’s Wish" will be released under the German label BERTHOLD Records in spring 2018.

Awards & Honors

Peter Schwebs received awards at a number of national and international jazz competitions, some of which include:

2012 Premio Internazionale Massimo Urbani in Camerino, Italy (Prize Winner/Siena Award)

2011 Artist Stipend in Music and Composition of the Federal State of Lower
Saxony, Germany

2008 Barney Josephson Award for Excellence in Jazz (New York University)

2008 Jazz Prize of the state of Lower Saxony, Germany (Niedersächsischer
Jazzpreis) with the band schultzing

2006 "Best International Jazz Band Award" for the band schultzing at "V
Concurso Internacional de Intérpretes de Jazz" in Granada, Spain

2006 Jazz Prize of the state of Lower Saxony, Germany (Niedersächsischer
Jazzpreis) with the band schultzing

2005 "Best Young Jazz Band Award" for the band Oktoposse at "IV Concurso
Internacional de Intérpretes de Jazz" in Granada, Spain

2005 Jazz Prize of the state of Lower Saxony, Germany (Niedersächsischer
Jazzpreis) with the Andy Mokrus Quartet

2005 Prize-winner of the international jazz competition “Next Generation” in
Straubing, Germany, with the band Oktoposse

2004 2nd place at the international "Biberacher Jazzpreis" (Germany) with
Stefan Schultze Trio feat. Hanna Jursch & Peter Ehwald

2003 Prize-winner of "Winning Jazz" (Hannover, Germany) with Stefan Schultze
Trio feat. Hanna Jursch & Peter Ehwald and 4th place with Elmar Braß
Trio feat. Klaus Heidenreich

2003 Jazz Prize of the state of Lower Saxony, Germany (Niedersächsischer
Jazzpreis) with the band Oktoposse

2001 2nd place at the int. "Hochschulwettbewerb Hannover" (Germany) with
Elmar Braß Trio

2001 Prize-winner of "Winning Jazz" (Hannover, Germany) with the band
Groove Conspiracy and 3rd place with Annette Ziegenmeyer Quartet

2001 3rd place at the international "Biberacher Jazzpreis" (Germany) with the
band Groove Conspiracy

2001 Prize-winner of the federal band competition "Jugend Jazzt" in Erfurt,
Germany, with the band Groove Conspiracy

2000 Prize-winner of the jazz competition "Jugend Jazzt" in the state of Lower
Saxony (Oldenburg, Germany) with the band Groove Conspiracy

Discography

  • Shishi's Wish
  • Shishi's Wish

    MURAL - Ishiguro | Schwebs | Recabarren

    BERTHOLD Records 2018

    NEW ALBUM: April 2018

  • MURAL
  • MURAL

    MURAL - Ishiguro | Schwebs | Recabarren

    BERTHOLD Records 2016

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  • In-between Seasons & Places
  • stories from sugar hill
  • In-between Seasons & Places

    Peter Schwebs Quintet

    BERTHOLD Records 2013

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  • stories from sugar hill

    Peter Schwebs feat. George Garzone, Ben Kraef, Douglas Bradford, Julian Pollack, Ari Hoenig, Nick Anderson

    LAIKA Records 2010

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AS Leader / Co-Leader

Shishi's Wish

MURAL - Ishiguro | Schwebs | Recabarren

BERTHOLD Records 2018

MURAL

MURAL - Ishiguro | Schwebs | Recabarren

BERTHOLD Records 2016

In-between Seasons & Places

Peter Schwebs Quintet

BERTHOLD Records 2013

federleicht

schultzing feat. Mateusz Smoczynski

JazzHausMusik 2011

Stories from Sugar Hill

Peter Schwebs feat. George Garzone, Ben Kraef, Douglas Bradford, Julian Pollack, Ari Hoenig, Nick Anderson

LAIKA Records 2010

Blues Lee

Oktoposse

Konnex Records 2009

War das schon immer so?

schultzing feat. Claudio Puntin

Granada Jazz/Tonikum 2008-2009

Oktoposse geht fremd

Oktoposse

JazzHausMusik 2006

leises lauschen

schultzing

Tonikum 2006

Possenballett

Oktoposse

Jazzthing/Double Moon Records 2004

Conspiracy Theory

Groove Conspiracy feat. Ingolf Burkhardt

Mons Records 2003

As Sideman

I’ve Got The World On A String

Andreas Dahle

HEY!JAZZ 2017

Duke Ellington Sacred Concerts

Fette Hupe und Junges Vokalensemble Hannover

Rondeau 2016

Let's Swing

Knut Richter Trio

HEY!JAZZ 2015

Northwind

Achim Kück Trio & Karin Grabein

dschäss Records 2015

Stories from Sugar Hill

Peter Schwebs feat. George Garzone, Ben Kraef, Douglas Bradford, Julian Pollack, Ari Hoenig, Nick Anderson

LAIKA Records 2010

Van Tied to Tied

Klaus Spencker & Elements

SKN 2013

War das schon immer so?

schultzing feat. Claudio Puntin

Granada Jazz/Tonikum 2008-2009

Stay

Julian Fischer Quartet

BERTHOLD Records 2012

Run

Stefan Schultze - Large Ensemble

Jazzthing/Double Moon Records 2011

Bold Maneuver

Aaron Rockers

2010

Connections

The Jon Crowley Quintet

JCM 2009

Study In Contrast

Teo Macero feat. Dave Liebman, Lee Konitz, Alex Sipiagin, Larry Coryell, Dave Schroeder and George Garzone

Teo Productions Inc./NYU 2007

Distante

Gunnar Hofmann

Idol Records 2006

connected

Malte Schiller Quartet

LAIKA-Records 2005

bon appétit

s'coolmasters bigband

2005

Impressions en Suite

Andy Mokrus w/Stephan Abel, Peter Schwebs & Matthias Meusel

2004

licht

Stefan Schultze Trio feat. Hanna Jursch & Tilman Ehrhorn

Tonikum 2003

Voyage Out

Windmachine - Landesjugendjazzorchester Niedersachsen

Landesmusikrat Nds. 2003

live

Windmachine - Landesjugendjazzorchester Niedersachsen

Landesmusikrat Nds. 2002

Media

MURAL
Systems Two in Brooklyn, NY

MURAL
Pit Inn, Tokyo / Japan

Peter Schwebs Quintet
Trailer

Peter Schwebs Quintet
Jazzclub Hannover / Germany

Anja Ritterbusch Quartet
Trailer

Anja Ritterbusch Quartet
Hourglass

Myers-Lanzoni-Schwebs-Guerra
Teatro Lauro Rossi / IT

Myers-Lanzoni-Schwebs-Guerra
Teatro Lauro Rossi / Italy 

Julian Fischer Quartet
Moments, Bremen / Germany

Stefan Schultze - Large Ensemble
feat. Wu Wei

Stefan Schultze - Large Ensemble
Trailer

schultzing feat. Mateusz Smoczynski
Trailer (BS, Germany)

schultzing feat. Mateusz Smoczynski
Braunschweig / Germany

schultzing feat. Mateusz Smoczynski
Bb flat, Berlin / Germany

Teo Macero Trailer

Patrick Zimmerli's Emergence
Trailer

PRESS

Selected press shots

  • About MURAL - Ishiguro | Schwebs | Recabarren

    "The three members do not seek to surprise with special effects. They excel in achieving a sincere and sophisticated music." 

    Neri Pollastri, All About Jazz, May 23rd, 2017
  • About MURAL - Ishiguro | Schwebs | Recabarren

    "[...] the international trio MURAL has just presented an impressive CD. The organization of their music is as skillful and clever as their ability to play together. Their music is always filled with new colors – well structured but never stringent."

    Michael Laages, NDR "Album of the week" (Northern German Broadcasting), June 2nd, 2016
  • "[...] a fantastic young bassist with a good sound and feeling... He surely has a bright future ahead of him in all directions of music!"

    Joe Lovano
    www.joelovano.com
  • "Peter Schwebs is one of the more exciting young jazz bassists on the international scene today. His melodic compositions as well as a strong sense of time and groove are impressive."

    Mike Richmond 
    www.mikerichmondmusic.com
  • "Peter Schwebs stands out in his generation of young bassists."

    Ron McClure
    www.ronmcclure.com
  • "Bassist Peter Schwebs impressed with virtuoso solos that reached remarkable heights."

    Imme Lohmeier-Lorek, Neue Westfälische Zeitung (Germany), March 19th, 2014
  • About IN-BETWEEN SEASONS & PLACES

    "Man, this sounds fresh! […] Bassist Peter Schwebs transforms the sharp guillotine into a fine blade that elegantly cuts through common structures. Schwebs is a musician inspired by the tradition and current trends in New York. […] Old school, new ideas!"

    Jazz Thing (February/March 2013 Issue, Germany)
  • About STORIES FROM SUGAR HILL

    "Schwebs’ music is transcendent, yet down-to-earth and tradition-conscious. [...] The tribute to the old masters mixes with the curious eagerness of a young talented bassist. "

    Andreas Voigt, Neue Presse (Germany), May 4th, 2011
  • About STORIES FROM SUGAR HILL

    [...] this excellent debut as a leader marks the young bassist as one to watch."

    Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz, October 13th, 2010
  • About STORIES FROM SUGAR HILL

    "What a debut! Peter Schwebs [...] delivers an album that stands among the best acoustic productions of the past few years."

    Werner Stiefele, stereoplay (09/2010) 5-Star Rating and "Audiophile CD of the month"

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