Protschka was born in Cologne in 1977. After his studies
in Mannheim and several stays in foreign countries he
returned to Cologne now. He plays in clubs and at many
important festivals and is today a well-known trumpet
player and composer. He is demanded in varied contexts
as soloist and draws the attention as leader of original
jazz projects. In 2004 he was awarded the renowned jazz
price at the Art Foundation Baden-Wurttemberg in
Stuttgart, he is invited to international festivals and
plays with various famous international musicians.
top-class quintet with stars of the German and European
jazz scene his debute CD presents exclusively
compositions of his own - a songbook with a very
personal mark, each of the pieces tells a special story.
Here you can
listen to energetic European jazz in the best Hardbop
tradition, which reflects the American straight ahead
idiom as well as the influences of the European
classical chamber music.
Tom van der Geld
"I very much enjoy Peter´s
improvised solos … they are agreeably lean and elegant.
With this album containing nine
original compositions, his talent as a serious jazz
composer is quite evident. Peter´s choice of sidemen for
this project was impeccable. This is a collection of
consummate jazz musicians who have been able to
interpret Peter´s music with great skill and insight.
This project is definitely serious business."