biography

Philipp Brämswig is a highly active and sought-after member of the vital Cologne and German jazz scene. Besides leading the Philipp Brämswig Trio und a quartet with Stefan Karl Schmid on saxophone he is among others member of the following bands: ‚Florian Ross Big Company‘, ‚Subway Jazz Orchestra’, ‚Mengamo Trio’, ‚Ana Mai‘, ‚Bas Trio’.


In 2013 he was the guitar- and rhythmsection-coach for the German Federal Youth Big Band ’BuJazzO’ und got a teaching assignment at the „Hochschule für Musik Osnabrück“ for Pop guitar. Recent CD-productions include: ‚Philipp Brämswig Trio - Molecular soul’,  ‚Mengamo Trio - the one’, ‚Subway Jazz Orchestra - Primal scream’, ‚Matthias Schwengler - Soulcrane‘, ‚Stefan Karl Schmid / Philipp Brämswig - ANIMA‘, ‚Ana Mai – Blossom’, ‚Hannah Köpf - Lonely dancer’, ‚Tobias Wember - State of mind‘ and ‚Florian Ross Big Company - Ties and loose ends’.


Concerts and tours led him to South Korea, Belgium, Denmark, Albany, Bulgary, France, Poland, Romania and Switzerland. He participated in numerous radio-, TV- and theaterproductions in Germany as well as the Netherlands and performed with a.o. the WDR Big Band, Charlie Mariano, Bob Mintzer, Richie Beirach, John Goldsby, Marshall Gilkes, Benjamin Herman, Candy Dulfer, Warren Vache, Paul Heller, Jesse van Ruller, Caro Emerald, Pete Philly & Perquisite.

He played on numerous jazz festivals: „North Sea Jazz Festival“, „Montreux Jazz Festival“, „Bukarest Jazz Festival“, „The Hague Jazz“, „Breda Jazz Festival“, „Cologne Winter Jazz Festival“, „Ostsee Jazzfestival“, „Jazz and joy Worms“ and many more.
During his master-studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam he was awarded the ‚Top Talent’-scholarship of the Dutch conservatoria, which allowed him a study period in New York City, where Wayne Krantz, Ben Monder, Chris Crocco and Dave Liebman were among his mentors.


In his youth, Philipp succesfully took part in several competitions as a soloist and ensemblemember (‘Jugend musiziert’, ’Jugend jazzt’, ’Jazz over Hannover’, Biberacher Jazzpreis, Amersfoort Jazz Concours). He was a member of the Youth Jazz Orchestra of Lower Saxonia as well as the German Federal Jazz Orchestra ’BuJazzO’ conducted by the renowned Peter Herbolzheimer.


In 2017 he and his trio were finalists of „Neuen Deutschen Jazzpreises“ (New German Jazz award) in Mannheim.