Jean-Paul Brodbeck


The pianist and composer Jean-Paul Brodbeck, who was born in 1974, was only 15 when Lionel Hampton invited him to the stage to “jam.” After studying jazz with Hans Feigenwinter, he earned a degree in classical piano under Peter Efler at the Conservatory of his native Basel and subsequently used his stylistic flexibility to play in a wide assortment of ensembles. He founded the experimental hip-hop band Chapter 12 with Andy Scherrer, was a member of the Wolfgang Muth-spiel Quartet, and has appeared onstage with Billy Hart, David Liebman, Herbie Mann, Ben Street, Nat Su, and Nils Wogram. Since 2009 he has been collaborating increasingly with Johannes Enders. In addition to his work as a sideman, Brodbeck plays in his trio. He teaches at the Lucerne University of Music and in 2011 won the Atelier Scholarship of the City of Zurich for New York, where his trio’s CD A Different Mind was recorded.

August 2016