Born: November 29, 1976 Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic
Sebastian Liedke (born 29th November 1976) is a German musician driven by passion for jazz.
Initially autodidactically, Sebastian began to experiment with electric-bass at the age of 15 and formed a death metal band together with his older brother (guitar).
First studies of the electric-bass with Jan Peters in Hildesheim and Nelson Arriagada in Hanover (www.arriagada.com/) helped him on his journey to jazz, and were followed by double-bass studies with Prof. Sigi Busch, Prof. Pepe Berns (http://www.pepeberns.de/pepeberns.html) and Marc Muellbauer (http://www.marcmuellbauer.de/en_index.php), as well as studies on composition and electric-bass with Max Hughes, all of them in Berlin.
2004-2005 studies at a private jazz-school in Berlin (http://www.jazzschule-berlin.de/english/), improvisation classes with Claus Rückbeil, ensemble classes with Wolfgang Obert, rhythm studies with Michael Griener and double-bass studies with Stefan Weeke. For quite some time Sebastian accompanied vocal students of Jazzschule-Berlin.
However, Sebastian took a detour before accepting music as his destiny. After leaving school he met general expectations and chose a respectable job, started with a professional training as draftsman, studied later civil engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Holzminden and at the Technical University in Braunschweig. Working in different regions of Germany was part of it, finally the overseas experience in Abu Dhabi.
Not finding fulfillment in his job, Sebastian focused more and more on music over the past years and finally gave up civil engineering for good.
Early 2009 Sebastian was introduced to Lizzy Scharnofske (drums, http://www.centertrio.de) and Dirk Flatau (piano) in Berlin, who have known each other from jazz studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. A fortunate coincidence, as only a couple of sessions and rehearsals later it became quite clear that Sebastian’s compositions would sound like they were intended to sound with those brilliant accompanists.
...a really impressing trio! (GITARRE&BASS 09/2010)
...a breezy, well-arranged, smooth and sweet melancholic jazz record, that is definitely worth listening to... highly recommended! (DRUMS&PERCUSSION 05/2010)
...these three perform together beautifully and create intensely soulful music that makes you imagine morning fog rising over the spree. amazing! (GITARRE&BASS 10/2010)
“…even so this cd release makes you sit up and take notice with delight, under pirouet or even ecm conditions produced it could be sensational. “ (JAZZPODIUM 09/2010)
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