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biography

Pablo Held (born 1986) grew up in a family of musicians. From early age on he was exposed to music from various backgrounds. At the age of 4 he took his first drumming lessons; at age 10 he moved on to the piano. With 18 he began studying with John Taylor and Hubert Nuss at the Conservatory in Cologne, where he graduated summa cum laude.

Pablo gained recognition with his own groups Pablo Held Trio and GLOW and his collaboration with guitar legend John Scofield. He is also very active as a sideman in various projects in the European jazz scene.

He collaborated with the likes of John Scofield, Chris Potter, Dave Liebman, Tom Harrell, Anders Jormin, Jorge Rossy, Nasheet Waits, Marcus Gilmore, WDR Bigband & NDR Bigband, Jim Beard, Nils Wogram, Johannes Enders, Tim Hagans and many more.

 Concert tours took him to the USA, China, Korea, England, Ireland, Columbia, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Greece, Turkey, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Latvia, Estonia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Holland, Switzerland, Austria and Luxemburg.

Pablo has appeared on over 30 records. His own CDs have been and gained worldwide praise in the music media i.e. DOWNBEAT Magazine included the record „The Trio meets John Scofield“ in their „best albums of 2015“ list.

In 2014 the Pablo Held Trio was chosen by the ECHO (European Concert Hall Organization) to go on an extensive tour as „Rising Stars“ through some of the greatest concert halls in Europe, presenting their music in places like the Barbican in London, the Palais des Beaux Artes in Brussel, the L’Auditori in Barcelona and many more.

Pablo is the recipient of the Westfalen Jazz Prize (2006), the WDR Jazz Prize (2011) and the Horst & Gretl Will Grand of the City of Cologne (2012). Furthermore The Pablo Held Trio received the SWR Jazzprize in 2014.

In the spring of 2018 Pablo will release "Investigations - his tenth album as a leader - on the british label Edition Records.

video

John Scofield & Pablo Held Trio - Pretty Out (live 2017)

Pablo Held Trio - Nocturne

Pablo Held Trio feat. Chris Potter - Chiffre

concerts

18.06.2018 Köln / DE LOFT PH Meets: Lucia Cadotsch/Jakob Buchanan/Jonas Westergaard/Andi Haberl
27.06.2018 München / DE BR - Bühne Frei im Studio 2 Jason Seizer Quartet
26.08.2018 Frankfurt / DE Jazz Montez Festival Oliver Lutz "Heimatliebe" feat. Niels Klein, James Maddren & Pablo Held
01.09.2018 London King's Place Pablo Held Trio
03.09.2018 Leuven / BE La Conserve Pablo Held Trio
04.09.2018 Basel / CH Bird's Eye Pablo Held Trio
05.09.2018 Basel / CH Bird's Eye Pablo Held Trio
06.09.2018 Lüneburg / DE Kulturforum Pablo Held Trio
15.09.2018 Hamburg / DE Jazzwerkstatt Pianofestival Pablo Held Trio
16.09.2018 Leer / DE Jazz im Speicher Pablo Held Trio
20.09.2018 Neerpelt / BE Jazzolder Jasper Blom Quartet feat. Pablo Held
21.09.2018 Germering / DE Stadthalle Jason Seizer Quartet
22.09.2018 Köln / DE LOFT PH MEETS Enrique Oliver/Felix Henkelhausen/Martijn Vink
27.09.2018 Koksijde / BE Casino Koksijde Dré Pallemaerts Quartet
28.09.2018 Harelbeke / BE CC Het Spoor Dré Pallemaerts Quartet
29.09.2018 Leuven / BE CC Leuven Dré Pallemaerts Quartet
03.10.2018 Bilzen / BE CC De Kimpel Dré Pallemaerts Quartet
04.10.2018 Ronse / BE CC DE Ververij Dré Pallemaerts Quartet
05.10.2018 Antwerp / BE Rataplan Dré Pallemaerts Quartet
06.10.2018 Köln / DE Pianohaus Schoke Dré Pallemaerts Quartet
10.10.2018 Ostende / BE Kaap Vrijstaat O Dré Pallemaerts Quartet
11.10.2018 Sint Niklaas / BE De Casino Dré Pallemaerts Quartet
12.10.2018 Gent / BE Handelsbeurs Dré Pallemaerts Quartet
13.10.2018 Mechelen / BE Nona Dré Pallemaerts Quartet
18.10.2018 Esslingen / DE Jazzfestival Pablo Held Trio feat. Ralph Towner
19.10.2018 Salzburg / AU Jazz in The City Pablo Held Trio feat. Ralph Towner
26.10.2018 Mol / BE CC't Getouw Dré Pallemaerts Quartet
06.11.2018 Ludwigshafen / DE Enjoy Jazz Pablo Held Trio
10.11.2018 Guimaraes / POR Guimaraes Jazzfestival Pablo Held Trio
13.11.2018 Almeria / ESP Clasijazz Pablo Held Trio feat. Jorge Rossy
17.11.2018 Aachen / DE Klangbrücke Pablo Held Trio
18.11.2018 Offenburg / DE Jazzfestival Jazz D'Or Pablo Held Trio feat. Nelson Veras
04.12.2018 Köln / DE LOFT Jason Seizer Quartet
06.12.2018 Bremen / DE Alter Sendesaal Jason Seizer Quartet
08.02.2019 Osnabrück / DE Lutherhaus Pablo Held Trio
09.02.2019 Frankfurt / DE Alte Oper Pablo Held Trio
10.02.2019 Meschede / DE Alte Synagoge Pablo Held Trio
16.03.2019 Otelfingen / CH Mühle Otelfingen Pablo Held Trio

contact

Pablo Held

info[at]pabloheld.com

 

 

Pablo Held Trio Booking

Jolanda Vujasinovic | Booking

jolanda.vujasinovic[at]artribute.de

www.artribute.de

 

 

Edition Records

https://editionrecords.com/

edition[at]editionrecords.com

 

 

 

Downloads

Pablo Held Presskit

Pablo Held Trio Presskit

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