Frank Paul Schubert is a saxophone player in the realms of Improvised Music and Contemporary Jazz.
Born in Neuss/Germany in 1965, he began to play the saxophone self-taught in 1982, took lessons with Lajos Dudas from 1988 to 1992, studied at Musikhochschule Aachen (classical saxophone repertoire as well as jazz) with Prof. Hugo Read from 1992 to 1996, and, after a short interlude in Aschaffenburg/Bavaria, moved to Berlin in 1999.
Schubert works regularly with Willi Kellers, Andreas Willers, Johannes Bauer, Matthias Müller, Uwe Oberg, Alexander von Schlippenbach and many more (more detailed list see below!). Besides his main project GRID MESH (see „projects“), he also collaborated with drummer Günter Baby Sommer from 2006 on.
Also in 2006 he started to work with trombonist Matthias Müller in several small group settings and finally in the duo FOILS, which is frequently expanded to the FOILS QUARTET with John Edwards and Mark Sanders. With Antonis Anissegos he has been playing since 2002. They released their duo CD „Phoobsering“ in 2005. Anissegos and Schubert also work together in the quartet BOAR, founded by Christof Thewes (with drummer Daniel Prätzlich).
Frank Paul Schubert is member of the Willi Kellers Trio and the Meinrad Kneer Quintett. Since 2009 he has been playing a series of duo concerts with pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach (in Amsterdam, Leipzig, Münster, Berlin) as well as frequent local small group gigs featuring Mr. von Schlippenbach.
Tours led him to Poland, Romania, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, Holland, UK, USA and Canada. He released several recordings on labels including Leo Records, gligg, FMR (UK), JazzHausMusik, KONNEX, farai-NRW, no business records (Lithuania).
Frank Paul had the pleasure to collaborate with many fine musicians including the following (in alphabetical order): Antonis Anissegos, Johannes Bauer, Simon Camatta, Anat Cohavi, Yorgos Dimitriadis, Paul Dunmall, John Edwards, Jörg Fischer, Rudi Fischerlehner, Gerhard Gschlössl, Paul Hubweber, John Hughes, Klaus Janek, Hilary Jeffery, Kalle Kalima, Achim Kaufmann, Willi Kellers, Jan Klare, Meinrad Kneer, Andreas Krennerich, Lömsch Lehmann, Björn Lücker, Mike Majkowski, Christian Marien, Matthias Müller, Uwe Oberg, Olaf Rupp, Mark Sanders, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Harri Sjöström, Günter Baby Sommer, Ricardo Tejero, Christof Thewes, Clayton Thomas, Andreas Willers.