Peter Schwebs

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Primary Instrument: Bass

Born: February 28, 1980    

Peter Schwebs

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

Peter studied Jazz & Contemporary Music at the Hannover University of Music and Drama (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 (2008)....
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Artist stipend in music and composition of the Federal State of Lower Saxony, Germany (2011);

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

Jazz Prize of the state of Lower Saxony, Germany (Niedersächsischer Jazzpreis) with different bands (2008, 2006, 2005 and 2003);

Fulbright Scholarship for graduate studies at NYU (2006-2008);

Graduate Education Scholarship, New York University (2006-2008);

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

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”Stories From Sugar Hill is yet another demonstration of the wealth of talent to be found in the younger generation of jazz musicians. [...] this excellent debut as a leader marks the young bassist as one to watch.”
Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz, October 13, 2010

”What a debut! Peter Schwebs [...] delivers an album that stands among the best acoustic productions of the past few years.”
Werner Stiefele, stereoplay (September 2010 Issue, Germany)
5-Star Rating and “Audiophile CD of the Month”

”A thoroughly convincing project.”
Teddy Doering, Jazz Podium (October 2010 Issue, Germany)

”[...] 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

”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

”Peter Schwebs is a remarkable bass player [...]. He is a deep, honest and very moving musician - an amazing communicator with heart, ears and vision.”
- Jean-Michel Pilc

”Both as a composer and performer, he has demonstrated formidable technique and a unique voice. This is a musician that needs to be heard.”
- Tony Moreno

”Peter Schwebs stands out in his generation of young bassists.”
- Ron McClure

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