BIOGRAPHY & PICTURES
“Bastien Rieser’s love of life and music opens doors – it enables him and his music to pursue his goal: To add deep and clear values to other human beings lives.” – Straubinger Tagblatt, 2017
Bastien Rieser is a trumpet player and composer/arranger from Munich, Germany, exploring music with a focus on Jazz, and it’s inspiring, rich and inherent complexity. Bastien wants to experience music in the moment, as profound and deep as possible, to be able to give values and meaning to other human being’s lives, and leave deep footsteps with the goal of inspiring others to be the best they can be. His music, work and attitude are aimed at everyone who searches for meaning and a feeling of being alive, following the footsteps of the great legacy of trumpeters like Louis Armstrong, Clifford Brown, Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, and Freddie Hubbard.
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 is currently finishing a degree in Professional Music at Berklee College of Music in Boston USA, where he was named a Presidential Scholar. Currently, Bastien tours and plays as a guest with different artists all over the United States and is working on his first album as a project leader.
To date, Bastien has worked and performed with artists such as Miguel Zenon, Gary Burton, Bill Frisell, Carlos Henriquez, Kurt Elling, Jiggs Wigham, Tia Fuller, Ivan Lins, Tonhino Horta, Ellis Hall, Fred Wesley, Sean Jones, Marcus Printup, Michael Rodriguez, Terence Blenchard, Michael Gibbs, Jim Snidero, Jesse Davis, Ernie Watts, Alvin Queen, Allan Broadbent, Marshall Gilkes and many more.