Matthias Schubert, *1960 in Kassel, Germany This man is one of the leading German saxophone players. If you have ever seen him on stage you'll hardly forget his performance. His extremely powerful playing, the richness of ideas in his improvisations and his inspired compositions give him a prime position in German Jazz.
He got his first awards at the Jazz Festival "de Meervart" in Amsterdam 1980 and at the competition of the International Jazz Federation 1982. In 1993 he received a grant from the W. Zippel Foundation in Kassel. 1995 he received the renowned Jazzaward of the "Südwest Funk". 1996 he got an award at "Internationaler Musikwettbewerb für junge Kultur", Duesseldorf/Germany.
He played among others in the Euro Jazz Big Band, the Graham Collier Band, the Marty Cook Band, the Albert Mangelsdorff Quintett, Basslab, the Jazzartrio, the Gunter Hampel and the Galaxy Dream Band, the Klaus Koenig Orchestra, in the Duo Di Sax and with the Jungle Pilots.
Current projects as Bandleader:
Matthias Schubert Quartet (with Carl Ludwig Huebsch Tuba, Claudio Puntin clarinet and Tom Rainey drums)
Saxophone Duos with Frank Gratkowski und Renato Cordovanni
James Choice Orchestra (Orchestra lead by Norbert Stein, Carl Ludwig Huebsch, Frank Gratkowski und Matthias Schubert)
He has played and performed at Jazzvestivals in:
Bracknell und Candom (Great Britain) Cork (Irlande) Amsterdam und Groningen (Netherlands) Marne le Valle, Paris, Les Mans and Tulon (France) Antwerpen (Belgium) Hollabrunn (Austria) Zagreb, Novi Sad (Yugoslavia) Warschau (Poland) Sofia (Bulgaria) Bukarest (Romania) Jaroslavel (Russia) Porto (Portugal) Izmir (Turkey) Melbourne und Sydney (Australia) Toronto und Montreal (Canada) Pompei, Modena, Genova, Ravenna, Florenz, Pisa (Italy) ...all renowned Jazzfestivals in Germany