Jean-Paul Brodbeck

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Jean-Paul Brodbeck (Photo: Tobias Stahel)

Jean-Paul Brodbeck (* 1974 in Basel ) is a Swiss jazz pianist .


Brodbeck made his first attempts at the piano at the age of ten, before taking piano lessons from 1985 to 1989 and then studying jazz with Hans Feigenwinter . In 1991 he began studying with Peter Efler at the Basel Conservatory , took courses in chamber music and obtained his teaching diploma in 1995.

At the age of 12 he formed his first band, at 15 he performed with Lionel Hampton . He belonged to the Basel rap group P27 and was a founding member of the jazz rock band Chapter 12 with Andy Scherrer . Since then he has given countless concerts in various formations, as a valued sideman, but also under his own name. He can be heard on a dozen CDs - and he is a lecturer at the Lucerne School of Music .

Brodbeck hardly knows any musical boundaries: he played rap just like klezmer , jazz rock just like film music or jazz as a soloist and in small pieces of information. In addition to his constant work in a trio, he gives concerts with his formation of the Jean-Paul Brodbeck Group. There were also performances with musicians such as Herbie Mann , David Liebman , Wolfgang Muthspiel , Nat Su , Adam Taubitz , Daniel Schnyder , Nils Wogram , Matthieu Michel , Johannes Enders and Billy Hart .

Jean-Paul Brodbeck (Photo: Tobias Stahel)

Discographic notes

  • Jean-Paul Brodbeck Trio - Ways to You (2002, Universal)
  • Jean-Paul Brodbeck (Solo) - Lyrical Output (2003, Universal)
  • Jean-Paul Brodbeck Trio - Ground (2005, Universal)
  • Brodbeck's Playground - Mood Hunter
  • Jean-Paul Brodbeck Song of Tschaikowsky - None but the Lonely Heart (2007, Unit Records )
  • Jean-Paul Brodbeck Group - Hang on Hippie (2009, Material Records)
  • Jean-Paul Brodbeck Group - See (2011, CDbaby)
  • Jean-Paul Brodbeck Trio - "A different Mind", (2012, Enja-Records)
  • Extra Time (Enja Yellowbird Records 2017), with Lukas Traxel, Claudio Strüby

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