Born: April 13, 1979 Primary Instrument: Bass
-1979 born in Wuerzburg, Germany
-1998 Graduation from High School in Rosenheim, Germany
-1999/2000 studies of music at the Neue Jazzschool Munich, Munich, Germany
-2000/2001 studies of music at the Ecole Regionale de Jazz de Montpellier, France
-2001/2003 studies of music at the Aula de Musica Moderna y Jazz in Barcelona, Spain
-2003/2004 Berklee World Scholarship Tour Award Winner, in Barcelona, recreational year in Berlin, Germany
-2004/2006 studies of music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA
-2007/2008 Freelancing artist residing in Brooklyn, NYC, USA
-2009 Freelancing artist residing in Munich, Germany
present Freelancing artist residing in Brooklyn, NYC, USA
Holger Scheidt is an accomplished upright and electric bass player and composer with experience on the international scene. For over ten years, Scheidt has performed contemporary styles at established venues across Europe and in the US, while building a creative style all his own. In 2008 he published his debut solo album Half a Year in Half an Hour (Konnex Records, Berlin 2008), which enjoyed considerable media attention as it was presented live in the US, Germany, France and Spain. He just recently published his second album Holger Scheidt & The Scene Flights Falls (Konnex Recods, Berlin 2011).
As a graduate of Berklee College of Music and L’Aula de Musica Moderna y Jazz del Conservatorio del Liceu, Holger has built a career alongside some of the greatest artists of contemporary Jazz, including:
Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, Kenny Werner, George Garzone, Rich Perry, Anthony Pinciotti, Steve Coleman, Louis Petrucciani, Matt Garrison, Horacio Fumeiro, Raynald Colom, Michel Reis, Dan Tepfer, Bene Jahnel, Guido May, Peter Ehwald, Alex Terrier and Kristjan Randalu...
German major newspaper, Suedeutsche Zeitung, on „Half a Year in Half an Hour“
„ ...‚Half a Year in Half an Hour’ is more proof that the young generation of Jazz musicians has something to say... „
„ ....Modern Jazz of the finest....“
German Jazz magazine „Jazzpodium“ on „Half a Year in Half an Hour“
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