Thomas Heberer Bio
Thomas Heberer Bio (text taken from Thomas' Webpage on 8/23/2015):
Time Out New York called him "a trumpet innovator," the The Penguin Guide to Jazz "outstandingly gifted," colleague Dave Douglas "a European master," and critic Steve Lake "our new trumpet genius."
He was awarded both the SWR-Jazzpreis, and the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik with Heberer/Manderscheid, in 1990. As a member of Misha Mengelberg's and Han Bennink's Instant Composers Pool (ICP), he won the Down Beat Critics TDWR Poll in 2002, and the Jahrespreis der eutschen Schallplattenkritik with Aki Takase's Band in 2004.
Thomas Heberer, born 1965 in Schleswig, Germany, started playing the trumpet at age 11; from 1984 to 1987, he studied under Manfred Schoof at the Cologne conservatory.
He has performed on 6 continents; was a part-time lecturer at the conservatory Frankfurt/Main (1993-97) and a guest lecturer at the Banff Centre in 2007; served as Germany’s representative with the European Broadcast Union Big Band in 1998; and can be heard on approximately 100 recordings.
Before moving to New York City in 2008, Thomas served as a member of the regular band supporting German talk show host and entertainer Harald Schmidt for 12 years.
The Tanztheater Wuppertal uses Stella and Mouth (two CDs released under the pseudonym T.O.M.) in the choreographies titled Fuer die Kinder von gestern, heute und morgen (2002) and Ten Chi (2004), both created by Pina Bausch.
Thomas Heberer performs on the following Evil Clown title
On Leap of Faith: "Alien yet familiar, bizarre yet completely fascinating. Expanding, contracting, erupting, settling down, always as one force..." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
On Metal Chaos Ensemble: "... using unique strategies to yield densely active and eerily surreal music, an incredible excursion through experimental improvisation." - Squidco website staff