Bastien Rieser is a trumpet player and composer/arranger from Germany, exploring music with a focus on Jazz. He commits to music to experience the moment as profound and as deep as possible to be able to give values and meaning to other human being’s lives. His music has led him to Europe, Africa, Asia and the USA. He graduated from the Conservatory of Music and Performing Arts in Munich and taught for the Goethe Institute as a Junior Professor at the College for Music and Dance in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. In 2020, he graduated with "summa cum laude" from Berklee College of Music in Boston USA, where he studied as a Presidential Scholar, an extended full scholarship awarded to only 2 international students. Bastien strives to leave deep footsteps with the goal to inspire others to be the best they can be.


Bastien worked with Miguel Zenon, Gary Burton, Bill Frisell, Kurt Elling, Michael Gibbs, Terence Blanchard, Sean Jones, Kurt Elling, the Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tanya Darby, Tiger Okoshi, Greg Hopkins, Tia Fuller, Ernie Watts, Jim Snidero, Alvin Queen, Allan Broadbent, Marshall Gilkes, Jiggs Wigham, Fred Wesley, Ivan Lins, Tonhino Horta, Ellis Hall , the "Orchester der musikalischen Komödie zu Leipzig" with the group "Die Prinzen", Matthias Bublath, Thilo Wolf and many more.