STUDNITZKY sebastian studnitzky berlin STUDNITZKY has always been a traveller between the realms of jazz, classical and electronic music. In his inimitable music not a single note is superfluous. It is detailed, minimalistic and transparent, yet it displays an emotional depth which is uniquely personal. Too edgy for pop, too emotional for jazz, too opulent for electronic music, and with a rhythmic groove far removed from avant-garde, he has created something that is refreshingly new. “Piano or trumpet? Large band or small ensemble? Electronic or classical? Jazz or pop? Art music or easy listening? Berlin’s Sebastian Studnitzky simply cannot decide, nor does he want to. His new album proves once again that he really doesn’t need to.” WDR 3 STUDNITZKY is already an internationally acclaimed performer of the highest level on both trumpet and piano. Few instrumentalists of his generation have appeared on the stages of so many clubs and festivals all over the world. He has performed with names such as Nils Landgren’s Funk Unit, Jazzanova, Mezzoforte and Wolfgang Haffner. Most recently, he can be heard on recordings by Nils Landgren’s Funk Unit, Jazzanova, Wolfgang Haffner, Nightmares On Wax, Moritz von Oswald, Mezzoforte and Dominic Miller. In 2012 he founded Contemplate, his own record label and network. In 2014 he initiated the XJAZZ Festival Berlin and took charge as its musical director. It immediately became Berlin’s largest jazz festival and turned the German jazz scene on its head. Since September 2014 Sebastian Studnitzky has been a professor at the Dresden University of Music.