Selected Alumni Bios

Peter Schwebs

Peter Schwebs, (M.A. Jazz Performance '08) is a bassist, composer and educator from Hanover, Germany. He is working as a freelance musician with various international bands and projects performing and teaching in Europe, Latin America and the U.S. Peter was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study Jazz at NYU Steinhardt (2006-2008).  He received the Barney Josephson Award for Excellence in Jazz (2008).

Peter has performed in international festivals such as the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Ostsee Jazzfestival (Germany), Umbria Jazz (Italy) and Jazz Peru Internacional (Lima, Peru), as well as on the award winning NYU Jazz Orchestra recording "Teo Macero: Inner World Band Study In Contrast" featuring Dave Liebman, Lee Konitz, Larry Coryell and Alex Sipiagin. During his first two years at NYU Jazz, he had the chance to perform with several internationally acclaimed NYU Jazz faculty including Kenny Werner, Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Lenny Pickett, and Chris Potter as well as visiting artist Randy Brecker at some of New York's most prestigious jazz venues including The Blue Note, Dizzy's Coca Cola Club at Lincoln Center, and Smalls.