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  • 1979 born in Wuerzburg, Germany
  • 1998 Graduation from High School in Rosenheim, Germany
  • 1999/2000 studie s of music at the Neue Jazzschool Munich, Munich, Germany
  • 2000/2001 studies of music at the Ecole Regionale de Jazz de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
  • 2001/2003 studies of music at the Aula de Musica Moderna y Jazz del Conservatorio del Liceu, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2003/2004 Berklee World Scholarship Tour Award Winner, in Barcelona, creative year in Berlin, Germany

  • 2004/2006 studies of music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA

  • 2007/2008 Freelancing artist residing in Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • 2009 Freelancing artist residing in Munich, Germany

  • 2010/2012 Freelancing artist residing in Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Present Freelancing artist living in Berlin and Munich, Germany

Holger Scheidt is an accomplished upright and electric bass player and composer with great experience on the international scene. Scheidt has performed contemporary styles at established venues across Europe and in the US, while building a creative style all his own. Since 2008 there have been published three albums of his original work as a composer and band leader: "Half a Year in Half an Hour" (Konnex Records 2008), "Flights Falls" (Konnex Records, 2011) and “The Tides of Life” (ENJA Records, 2014)


Holger Scheidt had the chance to study with, among others, Joe Lovano, Matt Garrison, Kenny Werner, Dave Liebman, George Garzone, Steve Coleman, Louis Petrucciani, Horacio Fumeiro, John Lockwood...


Throughout his career he had the chance to work with, among others, Rich Perry, Anthony Pinciotti, Victor Gould, Gordon Au, Michel Reis, Dan Tepfer, Bene Jahnel, Guido May, Peter Ehwald, Alex Terrier, Sebastian Merk, Ross Pederson, Kristjan Randalu, Florian Menzel, Nick Anderson, Florian Hoefner...


"While postbop might be codified, luckily nobody has cracked that code yet - and Scheidt's quintet is up to the challenge"

The New York City Jazz Record in 2015


"...the entirely competent result is ..... far more than an homage"

German Jazz Magazine "Jazzthing" in 2015


"... a beautiful, felicitous realisation of a very sophisticated program idea"

German Jazz Magazine "Jazzpodium" in 2015


"...a stylistically open, always forcefully swinging homage to the world spirit of Jazz..."

Sueddeutsche Zeitung in 2011


"...precious compositions of consistent structure and a vigorously contemporary tone..."

Spanish Daily LaVanguardia in 2011


„ ...two inspired, versatile albums...

Music magazine "Bass Quarterly" in 2011


„ The second CD lives up to the promise of the first: this bass player offers solidly crafted, imaginative Modern Jazz.“

Jazz magazine "Jazzpodium" in 2011

„...unexpected and original musical sensation...“

French weekly Tribune de Lyon in 2009


„ ... vibrant Modern Jazz, which stands for Scheidt’s great instrumental and compositional skill ...

German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung in 2009


„ ....Modern Jazz of the very finest....“

German Jazz magazine „Jazzpodium“ in 2009








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