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. Bastien strives to leave deep footsteps with the goal to inspire others to be the best they can be. His music, work and attitude are aiming at anyone who searches for meaning as well as the feeling of being alive. He does so following the footsteps of the great legacy of master trumpeters such as Louis Armstrong, Clifford Brown, Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, and Freddie Hubbard.
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.
Bastien’s music has led him from the Alps - where he grew up - to the Camino de Santiago in Spain, to India, Africa, Asia and to cruise ships on which he worked and travelled in the whole Mediterranean Sea. He graduated from the Conservatory of Music and Performing Arts Munich and taught for the Goethe Institute as a Junior Professor at the College for Music and Dance in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. He graduated in August 2020 with "summa cum laude" from Berklee College of Music in Boston USA, where he studied as a Presidential Scholar, an extended full scholarships awarded to only 2 international students.
Bastien played at Birdland New York, Scullers Jazzclub Boston, the legendary Wally's Cafe Boston, the Berklee Performance Center, Gregorys Jazzclub Rome, the Philharmony Munich, the Jazzclub Unterfahrt, the Leerer Beutel Regensburg, at the Gasteig Munich and at the Opernball Nürnberg among many other places.
Currently, Bastien is based in Rome and is working on his first own album as a project leader.