Pascal Klewer

Pascal Klewer, born 1997 in Groß-Gerau, Germany, started picking up the trumpet at the age of 8. After a focus on classical music he started concentrating on Jazz at the age of 13. Since 2014 he is a member in the Youth Jazz Orchestra of the State Hessen and since 2018 he is a member of the German National Youth Jazz Orchestra. He has played in numerous ensembles like the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn, several Youth Jazz Orchestra´s, the Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, the Subway Jazz Orchestra, the Shaikh9 as well as several other bands. He has toured all over Europe, China, Canada and Bolovia and in renommated venues such as the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Philharmonie Köln, Konzerthaus Köln, as well as playing with Grammy Award winning musicians such as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Schuur and Randy Brecker. In 2015 he moved to Cologne to study at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz with Andy Haderer, Jürgen Friedrich and Niels Klein. As a leader his main projects are the german-greek trio Bräumer/Klewer/Eftychidou (Co-Leader), as well as his own Bigband, the Pascal Klewer Bigband. With his own Bigband he curates a concert series in Cologne, where he combines renommated artists such as Peter Brötzmann or Kit Downes with his own bigband and his own compositions.