german musician driven by passion for jazz music, doublebass- / electricbass-player and composer (mostly jazzrelated), recording engineer
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Sebastian Liedke (born 29th November 1976) is a German musician
driven by passion for jazz.
Initially autodidactically, Sebastian began to experiment with electric-
bass at the age of 15 and formed a death metal band together with his
older brother (guitar).
First studies of the electric-bass with Jan Peters in Hildesheim and
Nelson Arriagada in Hanover (www.arriagada.com/) helped him on his
journey to jazz, and were followed by double-bass studies with Prof. Sigi
Busch, Prof. Pepe Berns (http://www.pepeberns.de/pepeberns.html)
and Marc Muellbauer (http://www.marcmuellbauer.de/en_index.php), as
well as studies on composition and electric-bass with Max Hughes, all of
them in Berlin.
2004-2005 studies at a private jazz-school in Berlin
(http://www.jazzschule-berlin.de/english/), improvisation classes with
Claus Rückbeil, ensemble classes with Wolfgang Obert, rhythm studies
with Michael Griener and double-bass studies with Stefan Weeke. For
quite some time Sebastian accompanied vocal students of Jazzschule-
However, Sebastian took a detour before accepting music as his
destiny. After leaving school he met general expectations and chose a
respectable job, started with a professional training as draftsman,
studied later civil engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in
Holzminden and at the Technical University in Braunschweig. Working in
different regions of Germany was part of it, finally the overseas
experience in Abu Dhabi.
Not finding fulfillment in his job, Sebastian focused more and more on
music over the past years and finally gave up civil engineering for good.
Early 2009 Sebastian was introduced to Lizzy Scharnofske (drums,
http://www.centertrio.de) and Dirk Flatau (piano) in Berlin, who have
known each other from jazz studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.
A fortunate coincidence, as only a couple of sessions and rehearsals
later it became quite clear that Sebastian’s compositions would sound
like they were intended to sound with those brilliant accompanists.
in 2010 sebastian met the wurlitzer-pianist and composer hans arnold in berlin. together
with drummer julius heise they renewed arnold's band `heniu´. a few month and concerts
later the three recorded their first album `von hier nach dort´. later this year sebastian
decided to work on his own project again and formed his new trio with lucia martinez on
drums and felix otterbeck on the piano, the release `zeitenwende´ as their first outcome.
recently sebastian finished his studies in audio-engineering at a berlin based academy for
music and media.