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Peter Protschka

Peter Protschka, born in 1977, is a German jazz trumpet player actually based in Cologne who is currently working and recording a lot on the European scene.

He studied at the Hochschulen für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Mannheim and Cologne and was awarded with the renowned Jazzaward of the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart in 2004.

He worked with Don Menza, Maria Schneider, Alex Sipiagin, Kenny Wheeler among many others.In February 2008 he released his debut album with a band of consummate european jazz musicians entitled “Point of view” featuring his own compositions.

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Martin Laurentius im “Jazzthing”- Hotspot im Februar 2008 über “Point of View”:

“Die Musiker im Peter Protschka Quintet sind allesamt herausragende Musiker- obwohl oder gerade weil keiner von ihnen das Rad im Jazz neu erfinden will. Ein am Hardbop orientierter Mainstreamjazz, Swing und Groove, raumgreifend phrasiert, hart auf dem Beat und straight-ahead gespielt sind in den neun Orginalkompositionen des Trompeters Peter Proschka die Basis. (...)

Mal sind es die Harmonien, die komplex gesetzt mit einem europäischen “Twist” ausgestattet werden, mal sind es die Melodien, die ihren Urspung in der Kultur- und Musikgeschichte Europas nicht verleugnen wollen

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Primary Instrument

Trumpet

Location

Cologne

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background

Doing all kind of Jazz and Classical lessons.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Doing workshops all over Germany.

Albums

Point of View
Point of View
Jazz4ever Records
2008
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