Born in 1981, Matthias Schriefl comes from South Germany. He received his first trumpet and piano lessons as a 7 year-old, won the national competition “Jugend Musiziert” at the age of 11. At the age of 15, he was the youngest member of the Bavarian State Jazz Orchestra and the German Young Jazz Orchestra.
Schriefl has received numerous awards as a soloist, composer and band leader. In 2007/2008 Schriefl and Shreefpunk toured 15 European countries, Mexico, Australia, and seven West African countries, playing in numerous large concert halls throughout the tours.
He has worked with Michael Abene, Django Bates, Carlos Bica, Peter Brötzmann, Bill Dobbins, Dusko Goykovich, Peter Herbolzheimers Rhythm Combination&Brass, Daniel Humair, Lee Konitz, Joachim Kühn, Nils Landgren, Emil Mangelsdorff, Rudi Mahall, Charlie Mariano, Adrian Mears, Don Menza, Dick Oatts, Cino Palagliésu, Wolfgang Puschnig, Claudio Roditi, John Ruocco, Steffen Schorn, John Schröder, Gunther Schuller, Bobby Shew, Alan Skidmore, Markus Stockhausen, Nils Wogram, Phil Woods, Connection Latina, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and New York Voices.
"No less figure than Bobby Shew."