Eric Schaefer

1976 born in Frankfurt am Main 1988 Eric Schaefer discovers drumming, performances of classical music, contemporary music and jazz in orchestras, percussion ensembles and combos follow, as well as concert tours of Germany, Israel, Hungary… Member of the German National Youth Orchestra Concert tours with the hardcore band “Soulmate”, with jazz and funk projects 1995 studies in classical percussion and contemporary music with Christoph Caskl in Cologne 1997 studies in jazz with Jerry Granelli and David Friedman in Berlin, composition lessons with Maria Schneider and Jim Knapp Since 1998, concerts in: South Africa, USA, Korea, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Poland, Finland, Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Austria, Switzerland… Festivals: Montreal Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Porto Jazz Festival, Pori Jazz, Lausanne Jazz Festival, Bergen Jazz Festival, Frankfurter Jazztage, Stuttgart Theaterhausfestival, JazzBaltica Festival Salzau, Saalfelden… CD releases or concerts with (among others): Eric Schaefer DEMONTAGE, Eric Schaefer HENOSIS, [em] Wollny / Kruse / Schaefer, Johnny La Marama, Nickendes Perlgras, Arne Jansen Trio, Carsten Daerr Trio, Das Rosa Rauschen, Michael Thieke Unnununium, Songful, Stefan Schmolck’s Electric Bundle, Stefan Weeke Trio, Young Friends, Nils Klein Tentett, Carlos Bica, Frank Mobus, Rudi Mahall, Gebhard Ullmann, Ed Schuller, John Schroder, Herb Robertson, David Moss, Ulrike Haage, Steffen Schorn, Arkady Shilkloper, Axel Dorner… Radio productions for: Radio Berlin Brandenburg, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Sudwestfunk, Hessischer Rundfunk, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Osterreichischer Rundfunk Recipient of the Karl-Hofer-Prize of the UdK 2005 from

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