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Peter Schulze

Artistic Director,
Bremen, Germany
Born in 1947. Studied composition and Tonmeister in Berlin. From 1970 - 1998 jazz editor at Radio Bremen/Germany. Produced more than 1600 radio concerts and studio recordings, many of which are out on records, among them Keith Jarrett, Soft Machine, Peter Brötzmann, Philip Catherine, Iain Ballamy. From 1998 – 2001 head of music department of Radio Bremen and artistic director of pro musica antiqua, a biannual radio festival of ancient music. 1975 co-founder of Archive of Popular Music, a publicly accessible archive that holds around 120.000 records and a lot of literature on popular music. Since 1995 the whole database is on the Internet (www.kkarchiv.de). Co-author of a radio series of 150 features on „history of popular music“ many of which came out on Bear Family Records in 1998 as a 52 CD-Box with 320 pages booklet.

2003 to 2007 artistic director of the Berlin JazzFest.

From 2005 artistic consultant of jazzahead!. Since 2011 one of its two artistic directors.
2005 until 2010 member of the board of directors of EuropeJazzNetwork.

Since 2002 chairman of the association "Friends of the Sendesaal" and - after the successful struggle to keep the acoustically fantastic venue from demolition - since 2009 artistic director of sendesaal bremen.