Sebastian Studnitzky

Sebastian Studnitzky is a jazz musician, playing the piano and trumpet. Studnitzky created his own distinctive brand, striking a balance between modern and indefinable timelessness. His music is detailed, minimalist and transparent. In his work “MEMENTO – orchestral experience” he combines his jazz trio with string quartets or large orchestras. “KY” is the title of Studnitzky’s musical venture, which is minimalist but also full of levels and miscellaneous sounds. It draws on its aesthetic effects from electronic music and is performed by an orchestral ensemble. He recently started performing solo shows using a piano, his trumpet and selected electronic media. He has performed and recorded with Nils Landgren’s FunkUnit, Jazzanova, Mezzo forte and Wolfgang Haffner, Nightmares On Wax, Moritz von Oswald, Mezzoforte and Dominic Miller, among others. In 2012 he founded Contemplate, his own record label. In 2014 he was a pioneer and the artistic director of the XJAZZ Festival Berlin, which immediately became one of the largest jazz festivals. Since 2014 Sebastian Studnitzky has been working as a jazz trumpet professor at the Dresden University of Music and since 2017 at the Jazz-Institute Berlin.