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Holger Scheidt is an accomplished bass player and composer with great experience on the international scene. Born in 1979 and raised in the South of Germany Scheidt spent 10 years learning and working in Munich, Berlin, Montpellier, Barcelona, Boston and New York City. He is a graduate of L`Aula de Musica Morderna y Jazz de Barcelona , Berklee College of Music and City College of  New York. He has performed at established venues across Europe and in the US, while building a creative style all his own. Since 2008 there have been published four 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), “The Tides of Life” (ENJA Records, 2014) and „Schwimmende Elefanten“ (ENJA Records, 2018).

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

Throughout his career he had the chance to work with, among others, Rich Perry, Anthony Pinciotti, Victor Gould, Gordon Au, Michel Reis, Matthias Gmelin, Dan Tepfer, Bene Jahnel, Marc Ayza, Peter Ehwald, Alex Terrier, Sebastian Merk, Ross Pederson, Kristjan Randalu, Florian Menzel, Nick Anderson, Florian Hoefner, Voro Garcia, Guido May, Matthias Lindermayr, Ben Kraef, Michael Vochezer…

 “…the entirely competent result is ….. far more than an homage”

German Jazz Magazine “Jazzthing”, Uli Lemke, 2015

“…lithely dovetailing horn parts… Scheidt´s unfussy themes and spare but effective arrangements…lend the CD an overall unity of form and tone…”

New York City Jazz Record, Tom Greenland, 2019

“…a stylistically open, always forcefully swinging homage to the world spirit of Jazz…”

Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Oliver Hochkeppel, 2011

“…precious compositions of consistent structure and a vigorously contemporary tone…”

Spanish Daily LaVanguardia, Karles Torra, 2011

“…ease and grandezza despite all density… sophisticated arrangements and compositions…”

Jazzpodium, Rainer Bratfisch, 2018

“…masterly and serious… heavyweights that enjoy to play – with under water lightness…”

Frankenpost, Lisbeth Kaupenjohann, 2018

“Real freedom music.”

Gitarre&Bass, Lothar Trampert, 2019

“While postbop might be codified, luckily nobody has completely cracked that code yet – and Scheidt’s quintet is up to the challenge”

New York City Jazz Record, Clifford Allen, 2015

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