Born in 1987, Paul Peuker studied jazz guitar and composition at the HfM Dresden and is now based in Berlin. He leads his own ensembles Axiom and Peuker8, and is a sideman of several ensembles like the free-improv-trio Das Eismeer. He is composing for various settings from string trio to bigband and stageplays as well. So far, he has released 7 albums under his own name.
Paul Peuker is a young German celestial storm in contemporary music. (...) His compositions are modern, structured but leave plenty of room for real improvisation. They are often pieces with a solid foundation, but with beautiful sounding harmonies. (...) For those who want to hear what the improvising musical vanguard of Berlin is doing, the CD Influx by Peuker8 gives a nice insight.
- Sjoerd van Aelst, Jazzflits #292 (NL)
Above all, Peuker shows his versatility as a composer, taking his training and experience with him, where the octet introduces his great musicality and spontaneity