Joseph's Jazz Club
09 January 2019
As a saxophone player Peter Lehel is standing in the heritage of the great tenor & soprano saxophonist John Coltrane and other modern players.
With his compositions he is working on combining more advanced classical composition techniques and forms with the free spirit of modern jazz improvisation.
His work includes pieces for jazz quartet, saxophone quartet and quintet, bigband, church organ & saxophone, string quartet, jazz quartet with string orchestra, chamber music and symphony orchestra with jazz soloists.
As a arranger he has been working for Barbara Dennerlein (CD "Change of Pace"), Trio Clarone with Sabine Meyer & Paquito dRivera.
He is leader of his own groups like Peter Lehel quartet, Pipes & Phones. He is member of the especially in South Korea wellknown group SaltaCello, Hoppel Hoppel Rhythm Club - Jazz For Kids. He is regularly working with several String Orchestras like Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Artisfact String Orchestra and with Symphony Orchestras like Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz.
He founded the well-acclaimed Jazz Ensemble of State of Baden-Württemberg.
As a sideman he is working with jazz giants like Barbara Dennerlein, Oláh Kálmán from Hungary, Monika Herzig from USA, Ulisses Rocha from Brazil.
He has recorded countless CDs as a sideman and more than 70 CDs with his original music.