Peter Ehwald




PETER EHWALD (* 1979 composition, saxophone)

Peter Ehwald studied Saxophone at the music academies in Weimar and Köln, at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at City College New York. He took lessons with Claudius Valk, John Patitucci, Rich Perry, Mike Holober, Julian Argüelles, Stan Sulzman and Ian Ballemy. 
 Rewarded with a prestigious DAAD scholarship he taught Jazz-Combo and Big Band from 2007 to 2009 as a graduate assistant at the City College, New York. His composition Alanis was performed at Carnegie Hall in spring 2007. Peter is an intensely touring musician, who performs with many bands in countries like UK, France, Poland, Spain, Finland, USA, Peru and Costa Rica.

Concerts and Recordings with Musicians like:

Clarence Penn, Rudi Mahall, Claudio Puntin, Nils Wogram, Frank Möbus, Norbert Scholly, Georg Ruby, Claudius Valk, Hinrich Franck, Bodek Janke, Ben Bryant, Jon Scott, Matthias Schubert, Gene Calderazzo, Dan Weiss, Matt Aronoff, Sara Caswell, Samuel Rohrer, Simon Rummel, Jonas Burgwinkel, Robert Landfermann, Arthur Lea, Scott Reeves, Anthony Pinciotti.


London Erasmus-Stipend (2003-04), New York DAAD-scholarship (2005-2006 und 2006-2007).


Jazzpodium of LAG Jazz Niedersachsen with Oktoposse (2003), Best International Jazz Group beim V Concurso Internacional de Interpretes de Jazz in Granada/Spanien with schultzing (2006), first Prize Winning Jazz Hannover with Schultze Trio (2003), first Prize New Generation/ Straubing with Oktoposse (2005), Prix du Publique Tremplin Jazz Band Competition/ Avignon (2006) with Paragon, Best Young Jazz Band Award Granada with Oktoposse (2005), JazzIn Prize with schultzing (2006), Best Jazz Performers Award Granada with schultzing (2006),


CCNY Jazz Festival (New York/ USA), International Jazz Festival Peru (Lima/ Peru), International Jazzfestival Granada (Granada/ Spain), Spitalfields Festival (London/ UK), Blue Note Jazz Festival (Gent/ Belgium), Jazz Festival Viersen, Jazz Rallye/ Düsseldorf.