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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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”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..

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