Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
Schwingenschloegl, Paul, trumpet, flugelhorn, composer; b. Vienna, Austria, 21 August 1958. His father is Herbert Schwingenschlogl (born 1930) and his mother is Rosina Schwingenschlogl (born 1932). His sisters are Maria, Irene and Anna.
Schwingenshloegl did private studies with Franz Koglmann in Vienna and Jean-Francois Canape in Paris. He attended workshops with Gil Evans, George Russell, Bill Dixon and Michael Mantler. He's been a professional free-lance musician since 1986. Moved from Vienna to Berlin in 1987 where he performs with his own groups, participates in many other bands and projects, and is working as a musician for theatre, film and studio. Since 1997 he has a second residence in Paris. Has organized major events in Berlin such as the Vienna-Berlin Festival 1994, the "Neukolln International Musicians Initiative" in 1999 and 2001, and the Festival "Transglobal Counterblast" in October 2000 and June 2001. He composes mostly for his own bands own bands African Chase Exp and Counterblast 11 and for the jazzgroups Takabanda and "Helmut Forsthoff Group". With his own groups he played at major jazzfestivals in Germany and Austria, with the group Takabanda at festivals in Germany, France and Italy. With the Egyption band Salamat he played in Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Huesca. In 1986 he was part of the Gil Evans Orchestra at the Vienna Jazzfestival. In 1997 he formed a trio with the French musicians Jean Louis Mechali and Malo Vallois with whom he played at the "Centre Culturel d'Autriche" in Paris and at Radio France. Schwingenschlogl is a very open-minded musician who is fluent in many musical styles from modern jazz, soul, funk, afrobeat to contemporary and improvised music. His partner is Danielle Lastrajoli.
Takabanda: Ora Imprecisa (1996), La leggenda del Pescatore (2001)
Kontrom: Grenzenlos (1980); Ostkreuz (1990); Manfred Schulze Blaserquintett: Konzertino (1995); Konig Kacke Concert Spectacle (1995); Salamat: Nubiana (1996)
Made several live radio recordings in Berlin (SFB, Radio Brandenburg), Paris (Radio France) and Austria (O 1).
Austrian Young Composers Award, Berlin Studio Award, Berlin Jazz Composition Award.