Assistant Professor for Drumset
Jürgen Peiffer, born 1963, completed his studies as a music teacher in 1983 and afterwards his orchestra studies in 1985 at the University of Music Cologne.
He then studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA from 1985 to 1986. During 1993 he did a complimentary training at the Drummers Collective in New York, USA.
Among Peiffer's tutors were Clayton Cameron (jazz), Adam Nussbaum (jazz), John Riley (jazz), Ricky Sebastian (New Orleans), Bobby Sanabria (Afro-Cuban), Martin Hesselbach (Afro-Cuban), Kim Plainfield (Brazilian), Duduka da Fonseka (Brazilian), Pete Zeldman (rock, pop, fusion), Kim Plainfield (rock, pop, fusion), Garcia Morales (rock, pop, fusion) and Willi Ketzer (dance music).
He furthermore participated in workshops by Peter Erskine, Steve Gadd, Jeff Hamilton, Billy Cobham, Art Blakey, Chuck Silverman, Gene Jackson, Michael Lauren, René Cremer, Curt Cress, Terry Bozzio, David Garibaldi, Will Colhaun, Gary Brown and Gary Chaffee.
Peiffer always had a versatile interest in music. He is being regarded as an 'allround drummer' who feels at home doing swing, jazz, rock, pop, hip-hop, funk, fusion, Afro/Cuban, Brazilian.
Peiffer already played with Norbert Gottschalk, Gene Conners, Silvia Droste, Peter Fessler, Rob Pronk, Still Collins, the Bamberg Symphony Big Band, the King Of Swing Orchestra, the Big Band of the Radio Broadcaster in Hessen, The Big Band Convention with Ack van Rooyen, Jiggs Whigham, Al Pocino, Conte Candoli, Dick Oatts, the Günter Noris Big Band, the Paul Kuhn Big Band, the WDR Big Band, the Suedwestfaelische Philharmonics Hilchenbach, the New Rhenish Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonics Koblenz, RTL-Saturday Night Allstars-Band, Starlight Express, Anything Goes, Der kleine Horrorladen, Joseph, Grease, Cabaret, Hair, Miami Nights, Linus Talentprobe, West Side Story, Acting-Opera-Bonn, Acting-Theater-Oberhausen, Acting-Theater -Essen, The Girl Rosemarie, Cats, Kiss me Kate, The Mainstreet Orchestra, Orchester Pepe Lienhard, Five & Six, Heino, Joan Orleans, Wencke Myhre, Roy Black, Vicky Leandros, Silvio Francesco, Caterina Valente, Heidi Brühl, Ireen Sheer, Deborah Sasson, Udo Jürgens, Jennifer Rush, Andy Borg, Carry Sass, Angelika Milster, Irvin Doomes, Johnny Logan, Roland Kaiser, Bill Ramsey, Jörg Knör, Wall Street Crash, Tatjana Clasing, Deborah Woodson, King Singers, Butch Williams, Marshall & Alexander.
Since 2004 Jürgen Peiffer has been teaching Drumset as an Assistant Professor at the Institute For Music And Media of the University of Music Duesseldorf.