Gregor Schaefer

bassist

multi-instrumentalist

double bass | bassetto/bassetl
cello | ud | mandola

composer

world music
&  
jazz

 

Gregor Schaefer is a versatile musician. He has played crossover world music in the Grote Zaal of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Big band jazz at the North Sea Festival. Hungarian folk music in the Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Balkan music in front of 1000 hippies at a festival near Melbourne. Arab music in Paradiso, Amsterdam. Traditional Jewish klezmer in synagogues in the Netherlands and Germany. Bulgarian dance music in Koprivshtitsa. Music for silent movies in Deventer.
 
That is a long list of different styles — and when he performs them during concerts or recordings, a number of constant factors become evident: an unpolished yet clear sound, solid grooves and strong interplay.

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CURRENT PROJECTS

Niels Koopmans
 Americana 

Shtetl Band Amsterdam
 String-based klezmer 

Misterios
  Songs from around the Mediterranean Sea 
NEWS

March 2016: Book with klezmer compositions updated
Now available for C, B-flat and bass clef instruments.
Click here for info and ordering