Gregor Sperzel is one of the versatile tromboneplayers, enjoying a multi-faceted career as a performer, educator, composer, arranger and teamplayer based in the moment in Amsterdam.
Born in 1994 in Schlüchtern, he had his first trombone lesson with Johannes Goltz at the age of 9. His first experience playing in an ensemble was with several different ensembles, big bands & orchestras around his home region. Later, he joined the Youth Jazz Orchestra of state Hessen (Kicks & Sticks) and the internationally renowned BuJazzO in Germany, led by Jiggs Whigham & Nils Klein. In this band played Sperzel for two years with Germany’s best top talents alongside many professional acts touring all over the whole world.
He won first prizes in solo, combo and big band categories at the national competition “Jugend Jazzt“ in Germany and afterwards he was awarded the soloist prize of the NDR Big Band in 2016, with whom he subsequently performed as part of the competition.
In 2020, he finished successfully his bachelor of music and has been started his master study in jazz trombone at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. In September 2021, he got admitted for the Erasmus exchange program in Lucerne and studied with Nils Wogram & Andy Tschopp. Sperzel successfully graduated his master study in Amsterdam 2022.
Among the key teachers who have influenced him are Erik van Lier, Felix Fromm, Martijn Sohier, Bert Boeren, Ilja Reinhoud, Bart van Lier, Nils Wogram and Andy Tschopp.
He is/was an active member of various ensembles such as the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Germany (BuJazzO), the National Jazz Orchestra of the Netherlands (NJJO), the Millennium Jazz Orchestra, the Pascal Klewer Big Band, the Dutch Jazz Collective, the Valvetronic Brassband, LE DIONISOS and the Miracle Horns.
He had the the chance to collaborate or to act in concert with well-known musicians/ ensembles like Christian Elsässer, Randy Brecker, Vince Mendoza, John Clayton, Michael Abene, Michael Philip Mossman, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Diane Schuur, Reinier Baas, Aaron Parks, Madeline Bell, Dick Oatts, Humpfrey Campbell, Wolfgang Niedecken, Django Bates, Nelson Faria, The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, The Dutch Concert Big Band, The Boston Tea Party, The Noordpole Orchestra, The Metropole Orchestra, Joey Bada$$
Lithuania, France, Poland, USA (NYC, Chicago, Rochester), South Africa, Canada, Belgium, Netherlands, China, Israel (Tel Aviv), UK (London), Balkan (Montenegro, Albania, Sarajevo)
North Sea Jazz Festival, Zwarte Cross, So Whats Next, North Sea Round Town, InJazz Festival Rotterdam, Rochester Jazzfestival, Ottawa Jazzfestival, Toronto Jazzfestival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Montreal Classic Festival, Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, Bonn Jazzfest
Bimhuis, LantarenVenster, Paradiso (NL), Kölner Philharmonie, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (DE), Shapeshifter Club, Flushing Town Hall, St. Peters Church (NYC), Kodak Hall, Constellation Hall (USA), Danning Theatre, Forbidden City Concert Hall (China), Concertgebouw Amsterdam