Pascal Schumacher Quartet

Alex Amsterdam

Name

Pascal Schumacher Quartet 

Mitglieder

Pascal Schumacher
Franz von Chossy
Christophe Devisscher
Jens Düppe 

Ort

München

Bundesland

Bayern

Genre

Jazz/ Experimental

Label

Enja Records 

 

Fördergegenstand

Produktion
PR und Marketing
Tour/Festival

Förderrunde

12 (2010)

Website

www.pascalschumacher.com

Kontakt

mw(a)enjarecords.com

Presseinfo

From his childhood in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Pascal Schumacher keeps magnificent memories of a local band in which his father played the tuba. It is not the brass that once dazzled him but the playing of the percussionists  who made his heart beating faster. From this moment on little Pascal sees its destiny through a drum skin and as a result starts hammering on everything that makes fussy sounds, triangles or timpani’s, marimba and glockenspiel.

Pascal enters the Conservatory of Luxembourg where he will be trained in classical percussion. Almost immediately he is welcomed by such prestigious ensembles such as the European Youth Orchestra, Pascal plays Beethoven while listening to Guns ’n Roses. It’s however contemporary music that shortly after will become his new favourite terrain  and he met Emmanuel Séjourné, a master of the vibraphone. Emmanuel, guessing the desire of its protégé to move towards free forms of music, recommended him to the Belgian vibraphonist Cabay Guy, another leading figure in jazz.

At the side of Cabay, Pascal will truly flourish and forge his own musical destiny. The virus of jazz who has accomplished his work, the young musician discovers Gary Burton, vibraphonist playing the  four mallets, afterwards Bobby Hutcherson, Stefon Harris and David Friedman. Pascal sets up his own groups, playing  his own compositions while continually exploring the artistic potential of his instrument.

Today, at the age of thirty years, Pascal Schumacher is one of the most renowned and asked vibraphonist of the  jazz scene, his recordings and tours are increasing while his achievements as a band leader obtained most envied rewards.

 
+