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).