"The Tides of Life" out now!


Open tracks in player ...

Please fill in all the fields to subscribe.

Latest News

Reviews of the new record

Saturday, 05 September 2015


Here is a brief summary of print on "Tides of Life" so far: I am very grateful for the attention from the great New York City Jazz Record team, especially Clifford Allen, as much as from Jazzthing's Uli Lemke and Jazzpodium's Benno Bartsch. Clifford writing about „The Tides of Life“ in the April 2015 edition of NYCJazzRecord references Larry Cart's book Jazz in Search of Itself and notes: „...the music encompasses both a continual search for the new and a veneration of old forms...“. He then describes the music referencing Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Andrew Hill and Sam Rivers: „The chord voicings hew towards the pillowy and ambiguous, but Scheidt's propulsive pizzicato is taut and centered...“ Concluding he writes: „While postbop might be codified, luckily nobody has cracked that code yet - and Scheidt's quintet is up to the challenge.“

read more
Latest images

collage teaser

more images

Holger Scheidt live

03/23/17 Holger Scheidt Quartet
@ LeJam, Montpellier

10/20/16 Holger Scheidt Quartet
@ Swingladen, Schloss Luebbenau

more dates

KLANGfest 2015

Friday, 22 May 2015

On upcoming Saturday , May 23, I will have the chance to present an excerpt from my work at the Carl-Orff-Auditorium at Gasteig in Munich. I will be joined by Ulrich Wangenheim on saxophone, Matthias Gmelin on drums and Matthias Lindermayr on trumpet. We'll be part of Munich's annual independent music fair KLANGfest and hit at 10:30pm. Bavarian state radio will be broadcasting live, so should you not have a chance to come out you can listen in on BR-Klassik.



The Tides of Life US Release

Monday, 06 April 2015

On February 10th my latest album „The Tides of Life“ came out in the states and I am having the opportunity to present this music in concert at Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn on the night of April 10. I am excited to be back in the city and would love to see some of you on Friday night next week. There will be: me on bass, Rich Perry on tenor saxophone, Dave Scott on trumpet, Victor Gould on piano and Anthony Pinciotti on drums. After our set there will be Matt Garrison, Marko Djordjevic and Ole Mathisen performing. So you really shouldn't miss this evening at one of New York City's premier Jazz venues! Very much looking forward!



The Tides of Life

Thursday, 09 October 2014

Cover Tides of Life


I am excited and grateful to be able to announce the release of my third album! „The Tides of Life“ will be published on the 31st of October by the wonderful Munich-based label ENJA. I am presenting a thematic cycle of six pieces of music. The titles describe six emotional conditions in opposition to each other. In their order, just like ebb and flow, they insinuate a familiar dramaturgy and in this case tacitly suggest optimism. Failure, Desperation, Rage, Calm, Hope, Triumph.


Sounds, Images and Opinions

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

SZ, G&B, La Vanguardia

Read excerpts from the press coverage on releases and shows of the past years. Click here for reviews and articles in La Vanguardia, Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Gitarre & Bass among others. Find a sample of pictures here. Listen to live recordings of our show in Munich in February 2011 and excerpts from "Flights Falls" (Konnex Records, Berlin 2011) in the sounds section.

Share or bookmark: post to Facebook post to Myspace share on Twitter share on Delicious post to Technorati post to Digg It add to your favorites