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Frei Peter

(13. 07. 1943)

Frei Peter
Frei Peter
Am Wasser 17
CH-8903 Birmensdorf
Schweiz
Tel: +41 (0)44 737 45 92
Fax: +41 (0)44 737 45 92


Biography
1960 until 71 – Lives in Zurich, trains and is active as a draughtsman with additional autodidactic bass studies; classical studies under the tutelage of Ernst Kunz (Tonhalle Zurich)
– 2X winner of the renowned "Amateur Jazz Prize – Best Bassist" at the jazz festival in Zurich
– Part of the fixtures and the music scene in and around the legendary jazz club "Africana" in Zurich; member of the "Mani Planzer BigBand"
after 1968 – Projects and bands together with Irene Schweizer, Franco Ambrosetti, Hans Kennel, Pierre Favre
1970 until 1985 – Member of Swiss Radio DRS's "Jazz- Live- Trio" (then called Radio Beromünster) with Klaus König and Peter Schmidlin
after 1980 – Member of the EBU-BigBand (European Broadcasting Union, with Enrico Pieranunzi, Volker Kriegel, Giorgio Gaslini et al)
– Long-term member of the free/fusion/electro/jazz group "MAGOG" (with Klaus König, Andy Scherrer, Peter Schmidlin, Paul Haag and Hans Kennel)
– Performance of the "Concert for Symphony Orchestra and Jazzquartet" from and with Gunther Schuller, featuring Karl Heinz Berger (vib) and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
1980 until 1987 – Co-founder and double bass teacher at the vocational department of the jazz school in St Gallen
Since 1983 – Teacher for double bass and ensemble play at the jazz department of the "Hochschule für Musik und Theater Bern" (Swiss Jazz School)
– Supports young musicians in the form of free lessons, jam sessions and workshops


Work list
Männerobe (2008)
for saxophone and double bass
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Ensembles