Sebastian Studnitzky has always been a traveller between the realms of jazz, classical and electronic music. He is an internationally acclaimed performer from Germany, with exceptional trumpet and piano skills. Few instrumentalists of his generation have appeared on the stages of so many clubs and festivals all over the world. He has performed with musicians such as Nils Landgren’s Funk
Unit, Jazzanova, Mezzoforte and Wolfgang Haffner. STUDNITZKY appears on the tracks of Nightmares on Wax, Moritz von Oswald, Mezzoforte, Dominic Miller, Bodek Janke. In 2012 he founded Contemplate, his own record label and network. In 2014 he initiated the XJAZZ Festival Berlin and took charge as its musical director. It has immediately become Berlin’s largest jazz festival and turned the German jazz scene on its head.
Since September 2014 Sebastian Studnitzky has been a professor at the Dresden University of Music. The German music association, Bundesverband Musikindustrie, honoured STUDNITZKY with the ECHO Jazz 2015. In 2020 he was awarded with the OPUS Klassic prize for the duo projekt "A Bernstein Story" with Sebastian Manz.