Philipp van Endert
Assistant Professor for Jazz and Electric Guitar
Philipp van Endert, born 1969, began playing the guitar at the age of ten and had his first lessons in classical guitar from Baldo Calamusa at the Clara Schumann Music School in Duesseldorf. At 14 years old he added the electric guitar and started to practise funk, rock and jazz intensively with teachers including Georg Grislof and Markus Wienstroer. In 1991, he began his studies in guitar and composition at the well-known Berklee College of Music (Boston/USA), and he graduated with magna cum laude in 1994 with the aid of various scholarships and prizes. His teachers there included Steve Khan, Bret Willmott, Jon Damian, Rick Peckham and Jim Odgren.
Since his return from the USA, Philipp van Endert has matured into an individual and distinctive voice in the current jazz scene. He has played several tours, made recordings in America and Europe and has accepted the invitations of many (inter)national festivals - among them the well-known Montreux Jazz Festival and The Hague Jazz. His guitar playing, which is energetic whilst also being lyrical, is documented on more than 30 CD releases and has brought him together with jazz greats including Mike Stern, Danny Gottlieb, Lajos Dudas, Jarek Smietana, Karl Berger, Gerd Dudek, Kenny Wheeler, Adrian Mears and Rick Margitza.
Nomination for the German Record Award 2006 in the jazz category with the production Philipp van Endert Trio – KHILEBOR (JazzSick Records), winner of the Steven D. Holland Memorial Scholarship, of the Berklee Guitar Department Achievement Award and of the Cultural Promotion Prize of the North Rhine-Westphalian state capital Duesseldorf (1996).
Since 2001 he has also been the manager of the record label JazzSick Records, a label with 30 CD releases so far in the national and international market.
Since 2009, Philipp van Endert has been assistant professor for Jazz and Electric Guitar at the Institute For Music And Media at the University of Music Duesseldorf.