Pascal Schumacher, born in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and currently living and working in Luxembourg and Brussels, is a confirmed representative of the new generation of jazz musicians and helds master’s degrees in musicology of the University “Marc Bloch” of Strasbourg (F) and in jazz music at the Koninklijk Conservatorium of The Hague (NL).

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He is a composer, vibraphone player and band leader of his own 4tet. He surrounds himself with the strongly talented German piano player Franz von Chossy (living and working in Amsterdam) and with the excellent rhythm section composed of the Belgian double bass player Christophe Devisscher and the German drummer Jens Düppe. Up to now the band was playing on 5 continents and in many countries reaching the hearts of thousands of people. The 4tet released three albums for IGLOO Records: Change Of The Moon (2004), Personal Legend (2005), and Silbergrau (2007).

In April 2009 the fourth album Here we Gong is released on the prestigious label ENJA Records from Munich. Pascal is further co leading a Duo with Jef Neve (Universal Music Artist) a real acrobatic poet on the grand piano. Jef was, until June 2008, as well a member of the Pascal Schumacher 4tet and contributed largely to the success of the band. Since 2003, Pascal orientates himself more and more towards composition and writes for film, theatre, dance, chamber music, children, Big band and percussion ensembles.

In august 2004, Pascal Schumacher Quartet wins the First Prize as well as the Public Prize at the famous Tremplin Jazz Avignon (F) and in november 2005, he wins the belgian Django d’Or Award in the category “New Talent”. In February 2006, Pascal Schumacher Quartet’s Personal Legend was selected “Disque du jour” on the French jazz radio station TSF 89,9.

The current Album “Silbergrau” is chosen Best Belgian Jazz Record of the year 2007 by cultural magazine Knack. In December 2007 Pascal was a nominee at the European Django d’Or Awards. Beginning of 2008 Pascal becomes a YAMAHA artist and clinician. In June 2008 Pascal was a nominee for the belgian “Les Octaves de la Musique”.

In July 2008, Pascal signed a recording agreement with ENJA Records. In summer 2008 Pascal has been selected for the 2009-2010 “Rising Stars” program organized by the European Concert Hall Organization (ECHO) grouping together the most famous concert halls in Europe. Pascal Schumacher is an appointed teacher at the Conservatoire de Luxembourg and gave clinics and workshops in the conservatories of Sydney, Canberra (AUS), Hanoi (VIE), Antwerp (B) and Echternach (L)

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