"If you were music, I would listen to you ceaselessly, and my low spirits would brighten up." - Anna Akhmatova

Peter Schärli

Peter Schärli trumpeter / composer / bandleader, teacher at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, born in Schötz LU. He began to play the trumpet at the age of ten.
He studied at the Swiss Jazz School in Berne and closed his studies in 1981. Since 1978 he has been working as a professional musician and has played with many different artists and bands, nationally and internationally, in various contexts and styles: Stella Rambisai Chiweshe, Irène Schweizer, Sandy Patton, Dom Um Romão, Burhan Oeçal, Fredy Studer, Tony Marsh, Pierre Favre, Lucas Niggli, Gerry Hemingway, Peter Kowald, Christian Weber, Vince Benedetti, Uli Scherer, Christy Doran, Rick Margitza, Hans Koch, Macanda McIntyre, Joe McPhee, Johannes Bauer, Paul Rutherford... "Jerry Dental Kollekdoof" (music theater), "Cameleon" (salsa), "Steel Pulse" (reggae), "Conelli" und "Roncalli" (circus), "Federlos" (circus theater), "Legfek Orchester" by Urs Blöchlinger, "Le Phils Ocean Park" by Roland Philipp, "European Chaos String Quintet", Michel Wintsch and "Road Movie featuring Gerry Hemingway", "Donat Fisch Quartett", soloist in projects by Daniel Ott, "erb_gut featuring Peter Schärli", "Orkester Ben Jeger", "Root Down" by Tommy Meyer... Peter Schärli has played at music and theater festivals in Europe, India, the former USSR, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Burkina Faso, Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia. Currently he mostly works with his own bands: "Peter Schärli Trio featuring Glenn Ferris" (Glenn Ferris, Hans-Peter Pfammatter, Thomas Dürst, Peter Schärli), "Schärli -Moreira-Feigenwinter",  "Sound Experience" (Lauren Newton, Sylwia Zytynska, Jean-Jacques Pedretti, Peter Schärli) and "Peter Schärli: Don’t Change Your Hair For Me" (Sandy Patton, Antonia Giordano, Thomas Dürst, Peter Schärli). As a sideman he presently plays with "Roberto Domeniconi >>Vierklang", "Der Grosse Bär", the "Federlosband" by Co Streiff, "Jazzinteam" by Gitte Deubelbeiss etc. He has also cooperated as a composer and/or trumpet player in several theaters, circusses, films and radio plays. Peter Schärli teaches music at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts where he began instructing in 1981.

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Live at the BeJazz Club, Bern, 2019
Peter Schärli Big Trio
Double Vision / Triple Vision
Peter Schärli
Red Top
Peter Schärli: Don’t Change Your Hair For Me
Schärli - Moreira - Feigenwinter
Live at AVO Session Basel-Switzerland
Glenn Ferris, Peter Schärli, Han-Peter Pfammatter, Thomas Dürst
Obrigado Do Um Romao
Peter Scharli Trio