biography

 

 

Peter Schärli, born in 1955 in Schötz, Lucerne Canton, Switzerland
trumpeter / composer / bandleader

 

1962 - 1967

attends primary school in Schötz

1965 begins playing the trumpet with the Schötz Youth Music Group
1967 - 1969 high school in Engelberg trumpet lessons with and Mr. Bürgi from the Lucerne Conservatory
1969 - 1971 cantonal school Willisau member of the Eintracht Music Society, Schötz trumpet lessons with Mr. Walter Pante and Mr. André Winkler, Lucerne
1971 - 1974 apprenticeship as a commercial administrator (industry) takes lessons at the "Jazz School of Lucerne" attends a course in conducting with Mr. Albert Benz, Lucerne
1974 - 1977 commercial administrator at a machinery factory first public performances with the "Exodus" blues band as singer, pianist and trumpeter
1977 accepted at the Professional College of the "Swiss Jazz School Berne" (awarded final diploma in 1981)
1978 birth of daughter Franziska
1980 birth of son Samuel
1982 birth of daughter Julia
1981 to the present teaches at the "Jazz School of Lucerne", now called the "Hochschule Luzern - Musik" or Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
1992 - 2002

board member and committee member of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

 

 

2011

  • The CD Jazz na Hradě (Multisonic 31 0807-2) from the Peter Schärli Quartet is "baptised" in February by Václav Klaus, the president of the Czech Republic, on the Prague Castle
  • 30 years with Thomas Dürst - 25 years with Glenn Ferris
    Anniversary concerts in April with the Peter Schärli Special Sextet feat. Glenn Ferris, Guest Barbara Berger, e. g. at the Castle of Lenzburg or at bau4 in Altbüron; presentation of the new CD Complete Lulu (TCB 30602)
  • Klangerlebnis at the vernissage "Ausnahmezustand" in Hergiswil/NW in September (Lauren Newton - voc, Sylwia Zytynska, Christian Wolfarth - perc, Hans Koch - bcl, Jean-Jacques Pedretti - tb, Peter Schärli - tp)
  • Appearance with Joe McPhee, Pierre Favre, Hämi Hämmerli, Peter Schärli on the occasion of the handing over of the archives of Niklaus Troxler to the Hochschule Luzern in September
  • 30 years with Thomas Dürst - 25 years with Glenn Ferris
    Anniversary tour in November/Dezember with the Peter Schärli Trio feat. Glenn Ferris. Presentation of the CD Live at the AVO Session Basel - Switzerland (TCB 30932)

2010

  • Tour with the "Peter Schärli Trio featuring Ithamara Koorax" in February 2010 in Germany and Switzerland, recordings at Radio Studio Zürich for the new CD "O Grande Amor"
  • Concerts with the "Peter Schärli Trio featuring Glenn Ferris" in March 2010 in Switzerland and at the Nova Gallery Prague Castle in Prague
  • Klangerlebnis (Peter Schärli - comp/tp, Andreas Brändli - orgaisation, Klaus Merz - text, Franz Szekeres - speaker, Lauren Newton - voc, Sylwia Zytynska - perc, Hans Koch - bcl, Jean-Jacques Pedretti - tb, Marco Käppeli - perc / church bells - Christian Wolfarth perc / church bells) at the catholic church Aarau und at Kollegikirche St. Martin in Sarnen
  • Concerts with Roberto Domeniconi>>Vierklang (Roberto Domeniconi - p, Christian Weber - b, Norbert Pfammatter - dr, Peter Schärli - tp) in Switzerland
  • Concerts at festivals in Bogotá, La Paz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra and Sao Paulo; guest professor at Souza Lima Conservatory in Sao Paulo, 4-month-stay in Bahia (Brasil)

2009

  • Presentation of the new program "Complete Lulu" with the "Peter Schärli Special Sextet featuring Glenn Ferris, Guest Barbara Berger" at the "Jazzfestival Schaffhausen" in Mai 2009 and tour in October/November 2009 at the festival "European Jazz made in: Switzerland" in Munich and other venues in Germany and Switzerland. Recordings at the Radio Studio Zurich for the new CD "Complete Lulu" 
  • Concerts with the "Peter Schärli Trio featuring Glenn Ferris" at the AVO-Session Basel and elsewhere
  • Concerts with the "Peter Schärli Trio featuring Ithamara Koorax" in March/April in Switzerland, Germany and the Czech republic
  • Performance of the composition "Entschleunigung I - Ein Klangerlebnis in der Natur" by Peter Schärli at "Tempelhof" in Uffikon (6 students of the "Hochschule Luzern - Musik", Hans Koch - bcl)
  • Appearance with Christian Weber at the "Jazzfestival Willisau" (Christian Weber - b, Peter Schärli - tp)
  • Concerts with Roberto Domeniconi>>Vierklang (Roberto Domeniconi - p, Christian Weber - b, Norbert Pfammatter - dr, Peter Schärli - tp)
  • Concerts with Béatrice Graf (Béatrice Graf - d, Peter Schärli - tp)

2008

  • Concerts with the "Peter Schärli Special Sextet featuring Glenn Ferris" at the "BeJazz Winterfestival 2008" and elsewhere. The drummer Norbert Pfammatter replaces Béatrice Graf.
  • Tour with the "Peter Schärli Trio featuring Ithamara Koorax" in April 2008 in Switzerland, for example at the Stanser Musiktage
  • Appearance with the "Koch-Pfammatter-Schärli" trio (Hans Koch - bcl, Norbert Pfammatter - dr, Peter Schärli - tp) at bau4, Altbüron
  • Concerts with Tommy Meier "Root Down" at the Festival Jazz à Mulhouse, Swiss Beach Festival (Euro 08) Vienna, the Jazz Festival Willisau, the Festival Music Unlimited Wels and elsewhere (Tommy Meier - Leitung/comp/bcl/ts, Marco von Orelli - tp, Peter Schärli - tp, Hans Annliker - tb, Andy Marty - tb, Co Streiff - as, Peter Landis - bs, Stephan Thelen - g, Irène Schweizer - p, Hans-Peter Pfammatter - kb, Herbert Kramis - b, Jan Schlegel- eb, Fredi Flückiger - dr, Marco Käppeli - dr, Chris Jäger - perc, Trixa Arnold - turntables)
  • Concerts at Bar 59, Lucerne "Soul Jazz Night" (Achim Escher - as, Ricardo Regidor - p, André Pousaz - b, Fredy Studer - dr, Peter Schärli - tp)
  • Appearance as a guest soloist with the Brass-Band Schötz
  • Appearance at the reservoir Schönegg, Hergiswil NW "Raumklang - Klangerlebnis" (Lauren Newton - voc, Jean-Jacques Pedretti - tb, Peter Schärli - tp)

2007

  • The "Peter Schärli Special Sextet featuring Glenn Ferris" tours in Germany and Switzerland, performing at "unerhört! - Ein Zürcher Jazzfestival" and other venues
  • Appearance with the Swiss composer Daniel Ott at the "Musiktage Hitzacker", countryside concert at sunrise with improvisations inspired by pictures of the planet earth
  • Tour with "erb_gut" featuring Peter Schärli (Christoph Erb - ts, Peter Schärli - tp, Markus Stalder - g, Julian Sartorius - dr, André Pousaz - b) appearances in Switzerland at "Suisse Diagonales Jazz 07" and the "Jazzfestival Schaffhausen"
  • Concerts with Roberto Domeniconi's "Vierklang" (Roberto Domeniconi - p, Peter Schärli - tp, Christan Weber - b, Norbert Pfammatter - dr)
  • Concerts with Tommy Meier "Root Down" at the "Taktlos Festival Bern" and elsewhere
  • Concerts with the "Orkester Ben Jeger" (Shirley Anne Hofmann - euph/vtb/voc/acc, Peter Schärli - tp, Michael Frey - tuba, Fredi Flückiger - dr, Ben Jeger - acc)
  • Representative of the Swiss Schools of Jazz at the "17th Annual Jazz Meeting I.A.S.J." (International Association of Schools of Jazz)
  • Composition and musical concept for the "Festakt des Eidgenössischen Schwing- und Älplerfestes" in Aarau
  • Composition for the church bells of the Reformed Church in Kölliken and the Musical Society of Kölliken (Peter Schärli and Marco Käppeli are the soloists at the performance)
  • Appearance as a soloist at "KKL-Uffikon" (art and culture down on the farm)

2006

  • The "Peter Schärli Special Sextet featuring Glenn Ferris" tours in Austria and Switzerland, playing at the "Swiss Kiss Jazz Festival" in Vienna as well as at other venues
  • Tour "A Tribute to Dom Um Romão" with the "Peter Schärli Trio featuring Ithamara Koorax" in the Czech republic and Switzerland (Ithamara Koorax - voc, Thomas Dürst - b, Markus Stalder - g, Peter Schärli - tp)
  • Performance of the play "Die Schlacht" based on the story "Die Schlacht bei Sempach" by Robert Walser; this explosive oratorio combines dialogue, dance and acting (concept and composition by Peter Schärli)
  • Tour with "erb_gut" featuring Peter Schärli in Bolivia, Kolumbia, the Czech republic, Poland, Germany and Switzerland, e. g. at the Jazz Festivals in Warsaw, La Paz, Bogotá, Barranquilla (Christoph Erb - ts, Peter Schärli - tp, Markus Stalder - g, Julian Sartorius - dr, André Pousaz - b)
  • Concerts with the "Orkester Ben Jeger" (Shirley Anne Hofmann - euph/vtb/voc/acc, Peter Schärli - tp, Michael Frey - tuba, Fredi Flückiger - dr, Ben Jeger - acc, Teresa Larraga Burgos - mezzosopran)
  • Concerts with Roberto Domeniconi's "Vierklang" (Roberto Domeniconi - p, Peter Schärli - tp, Hämi Hämmerli - b, Norbert Pfammatter - dr)
  • Concerts with Tommy Meier "Root Down" at "unerhört! - Ein Zürcher Jazz Festival" and other venues
  • Appearance as a soloist with the Swiss composer Daniel Ott in Berlin and elsewhere (the Berlin performance was a promenade concert in the "Hamburger Bahnhof" at the exhibit of the artist Walter Benjamin)

2005

  • Performance of the play "Die Schlacht", based on the story "Die Schlacht bei Sempach" by Robert Walser; this explosive oratorio combines dialogue, dance and acting (concept and composition by Peter Schärli)
  • Appearances with the "Peter Schärli Trio" (Thomas Dürst - b, Markus Stalder - g, Peter Schärli - tp)
  • Concert with the "Donat Fisch Quartett" (Donat Fisch - ts/as, Peter Schärli - tp, Thomas Dürst - b, Norbert Pfammatter - dr)
  • Concerts with "erb_gut" featuring Peter Schärli in Germany and Switzerland (Christoph Erb - ts, Peter Schärli - tp, Markus Stalder - g, Julian Dillier - dr, Ralph Sonderegger - b), e. g. at the "Jazz Festival Saarbrücken"; first prize winner of the "ZKB" jazz competition 2005 sponsored by the Bank of the Canton of Zurich
  • Recordings for the new CD "ARIA" und concerts with the "Orkester Ben Jeger" (Shirley Anne Hofmann - euph/vtb/voc/acc, Peter Schärli - tp, Michael Frey - tuba, Fredi Flückiger - dr, Ben Jeger - acc, Teresa Larraga Burgos - mezzosopran)
  • Concerts with Tommy Meier "Root Down" at many venues, including "unerhört! - Ein Zürcher Jazz Festival", "uncool"-Festival in Poschiavo, Jazzfestival "onze plus" in Lausanne (Tommy Meier - bandleader/composer/bcl/ts, Peter Schärli - tp, Hans Annliker - tb, Jürg Wickihalder - ss, Co Streif - as, Hans Koch - bcl, Peter Landis - bs, Stephan Thelen - g, Irène Schweizer - p, Chris Wiesendanger - keyb, Christian Weber - b, Jan Schlegel - eb, Fredi Flückiger - dr, Marco Käppeli - dr, Chris Jäger - perc, Trixa Arnold - turntables)
  • Appearance with the Swiss composer Daniel Ott, Görlitz/Zgorzelec (Germany/Poland) and elsewhere
  • Composer of the program 2005 for "Circus Monti" (with Lars Lindvall)
  • "Love and Passion - Jazz and Billie Holiday", directed by Martha Zürcher, a play for two actors (Doris Hett, Simon Ledergerber) and three musicians (Peter Schärli - tp, Peter Gossweiler - b, Serge Businger - p)
  • Works delivering newspapers (paper boy)

2004

  • The "Peter Schärli Special Sextet featuring Glenn Ferris" tours in Belgium and Switzerland and records their new CD "Hot Peace" (enja CD 9171 2) at "Radio Studio Zürich"
  • Appearances with the "Peter Schärli Trio" (Thomas Dürst - b, Markus Stalder - g, Peter Schärli - tp)
  • Concerts with the "Donat Fisch Quartett" (Donat Fisch - ts/as, Peter Schärli - tp, Thomas Dürst - b, Norbert Pfammatter - dr)
  • Concerts with "erb_gut" featuring Peter Schärli (Christoph Erb - ts, Peter Schärli - tp, Markus Stalder - g, Julian Dillier - dr, Ralph Sonderegger - b)
  • Appearance with the Swiss composer Daniel Ott at the Museum of Transport in Lucerne and other venues
  • Concerts with "Mais" (Charlotte Hug - va, Bruno Amstad - voc, Peter Schärli - tp)
  • Tour with the "Orkester Ben Jeger" (Shirley Anne Hofmann - euph/vtb/voc/acc, Peter Schärli - tp, Michael Frey - tuba, Fredi Flückiger - dr, Ben Jeger - acc, Teresa Larraga Burgos - mezzosopran)
  • Tour with the dance extravaganza "Danza!" performed by the "Compagnia Vitale & Bandella Ben Jeger"
  • Tour and recordings with Radio Osaka (Andi Czech - voc, Stephan Thelen - g, Peter Schärli - tp, Mario Scarton - keyb, Christian Kuntner - b, Benno Kaiser - dr)

2003

  • The «Peter Schärli - Donat Fisch Quintett» tours in Bolivia and Kolumbia (Donat Fisch - ts/as, Peter Schärli - tp, Hans Feigenwinter - p, Thomas Dürst - b, Norbert Pfammatter - dr)
  • Teaches masterclasses in La Paz, Bolivia (4 weeks)
  • Appearance as a soloist with the «La Paz Big Band»
  • Tour with Peter Schärli «triple vision» in Switzerland (Lars Lindvall - tp, Umberto Arlati - tp, Peter Schärli - tp, Vince Benedetti - p, Hämi Hämmerli - b, Peter Schmidlin - dr)
  • Concerts with the «Donat Fisch Quartett» (Donat Fisch - ts/as, Peter Schärli - tp, Thomas Dürst - b, Norbert Pfammatter - dr)
  • Concerts with «erb_gut» featuring Peter Schärli (Christoph Erb - ts, Peter Schärli - tp, Markus Stalder - g, Julian Dillier - dr, Ralph Sonderegger - b), recording of the CD «Radius» (yvp music 3118 CD) at «Radio Studio Zürich»
  • Concerts with Roberto Domeniconi’s «Vierklang» (Roberto Domeniconi - p, Peter Schärli - tp, Hämi Hämmerli - b, Norbert Pfammatter - dr)
  • Appearance as a soloist at performances of the works of the Swiss composer Daniel Ott
  • Appearance with «broken dreams» (Alexandra Prusa - voc, John Wolf-Brennan - p, Marc Unternährer - tuba, Peter Schärli - tp)
  • Supervision of the students majoring in composition at the «Musikhochschule Luzern»; they compose the music for the new program of the «Circus Monti»

2002

  • The band «Peter Schärli double vision» tours in Austria and Switzerland (Lars Lindvall - tp, Peter Schärli - tp, Vince Benedetti - p, Hämi Hämmerli - b, Peter Schmidlin - dr)
  • Tours with the dance extravaganza «Danza!» performed by the «Compagnia Vitale & Bandella Ben Jeger» in France, Germany and Switzerland, appearing more than twenty time at the «expo 02»
  • Concerts with the «Peter Schärli Special Sextet featuring Glenn Ferris and Tom Varner»
  • Appearance as a soloist with the «Bürgermusik Luzern» at the Innerswissday of the «expo 02 - Einfall Zentralschweiz.02»
    Soloist in performances of works from the Swiss composer Daniel Ott in Germany and recording of the CD «klangkörperklang» at «Radio Studio Zürich» (MGB CD 6190)
  • Concerts with the «Orkester Ben Jeger» at the «expo 02»
  • Tours with the «Peter Schärli Special Sextet featuring Glenn Ferris and Tom Varner» in Bolivia, Kolumbia, the Czech Republic, Germany and Switzerland
  • Is commissioned to compose the music for the opening of the «4th World Band Festival» in Lucerne for two trumpets and organ (Heinz della Torre - tp, Patrick Ottiger - tp, Franz Schaffner - org)
  • Tour with the «Donat Fisch Quartett» in Switzerland (Donat Fisch - ts/as, Peter Schärli - tp, Thomas Dürst - b, Norbert Pfammatter - dr)
  • Concerts with «Picard/Rutherford/ Schärli/Rogers/Marsh» (Simon Picard - ts, Peter Schärli - tp, Paul Rutherford - tb, Paul Rogers - b, Tony Marsh - dr), e. g. «Carte Blanche» at the «Festival JazzEssenz Aarau»

2001

  • Tour with Sandy Patton/Peter Schärli «no concept» (Sandy Patton - voc, Peter Schärli - tp, Vince Benedetti - p, Thomas Dürst - b, Peter Schmidlin - dr)
  • Tour with the «Orkester Ben Jeger»
  • Tour with the «Peter Schärli Special Sextet featuring Glenn Ferris and Tom Varner» in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic and Switzerland
  • Project «Musik für Austronauten» of Roberto Domeniconi (Roberto Domeniconi - p, Hämi Hämmerli - b, Norbert Pfammatter - dr, Peter Schärli - tp), recordings in «Radio Studio Zürich»

2000

  • Tour with the «Orkester Ben Jeger»
  • Concerts with «The European Hiding Trio featuring Hans Poppel»
  • Soloist in the performance of the work «klangkörperklang» by the Swiss composer Daniel Ott at the «Expo 2000» in Hannover (Schweizerpavillon)
  • Recordings with the «Donat Fisch Quartett» (Donat Fisch - ts/as, Thomas Dürst - b, Norbert Pfammatter - dr, Peter Schärli - tp)
  • Compositions and musical concept for the landscape theatre «Frühlingserwachen» von Frank Wedekind in Lenzburg, dialect version Hansjörg Schneider, direction Louis Naef (Franziska Baumann - voc, Christoph Gantert - frh, Jean-Jacques Pedretti - tb, Benoît Viredaz - tuba, Ben Jeger - acc, Peter Schärli - tp)
  • Compositions and arrangements for «Circus Monti»
  • Compositions and musical concept for the play «Tanz im Glück» by Mark Wetter

1999

  • Recordings with the «Peter Schärli Special Sextet featuring Glenn Ferris and Tom Varner» at «Radio Studio Zürich» for the CD «Guilty» (enja CD 9129 2)
  • Tour with Peter Schärli «Don’t change your hair for me» featuring Willy Kotoun
  • Three months sponsored stay in Paris
  • Concerts with «The European Hiding Trio featuring Hans Poppel» (G. Pechet Reber - dr, Hans Poppel - p, Thomas Dürst - b, Peter Schärli - tp)
  • Compositions for the play «Sand auf der Zunge» by Urs Steiner, Margrit Bischof, Werner Bodinek

1998

  • Tour with Peter Schärli «Don't change your hair for me»
  • Tour with the «Peter Schärli Special Sextet featuring Glenn Ferris and Tom Varner»
  • Tour with «Michel Wintsch & Road Movie featuring Gerry Hemingway» (Swiss Music Syndicate Project with Gerry Hemingway - dr, Franziska Baumann - fl/voc, Nathalie Saudan - vl, Daniela Beltraminelli - vl, Peter Schärli - tp, Jean-Jacques Pedretti - tb, Michel Wintsch - p, Jean-Philippe Zwahlen - g, Martin Schütz - vcl, Lucas Niggli - dr, Jean Kéraudren - sound)
  • Concerts with «The European Hiding Trio featuring Hans Poppel», recordings at «Radio Studio Zürich»
  • Compositions and musical concept for the open air theatre «Tag des Jammers» by Hansjörg Schneider in Stans, directed by Louis Naef, 25 performances with live music (Barbara Berger - voc, Roland von Flüe - bcl/ts, Jacques Widmer - perc, Hans-Peter Pfammatter - keyb/acc, Peter Schärli - tp)
  • Compositions and musical concept for the film «Grenzgänge» by Edwin Beeler and Louis Naef
  • Composition for the radio play «D'Goldsucher am Napf» by Josef Zihlmann directed by Buschi Luginbühl
  • Composition and concept for the live sound installation «Klingendes Haus» for the «Aargauer Kuratorium»
  • Recordings with the «Orkester Ben Jeger» for the CD «Idraulica!» (Shirley Anne Hofmann - euph/vtb/voc/acc, Ben Jeger - acc, Fredi Flückiger - dr/perc, Michael Frey - tuba, Peter Schärli - tp/flh, Music in the Spirit of Nino Rota)
  • Compositions for the televison documentary «Der vergessene Krieg» by Edwin Beeler and Louis Naef

1996-1997

  • Anniversary tour with the «Peter Schärli Special Sextet featuring Glenn Ferris and Tom Varner» in Germany, France and Switerland, at the «Schaffhausen Jazz Festival 1997» and at the «10th Jazz Festival Lausanne Onze Plus» as will as other venues
  • Tour with Peter Schärli «Don't change your hair for me» featuring Dom Um Romão in Austria and Switzerland, recordings at «Radio Studio Zürich» for the CD «Ballads and Brazil» (TCB 9895 2)
  • Compositions and arrangements for «Circus Monti»
  • Compositions and musical concept for the theatre play «Münchhausen» in Berne, director Guy Krneta
  • Compositions and musical concepts for the theatre play «Nocturne» by Roger Lille in Aarau, director Maja Stolle (Susanna Andres - vl, Benoît Viredaz - tuba)
  • Protagonist at the «4th New Jazz Festival» (Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund)
  • Composer and musician for «Zirkus-Theater Federlos» (tour in Switzerland)
  • Appearance with «Banda Ben Jeger» (compositions by Nino Rota)
  • Concerts with «The European Hiding Trio featuring Hans Poppel»
  • Concerts with the «Lukas Heuss Quintet - Who is afraid of a Cannonball-Flight» in Switzerland
  • Concerts with the group «LouCHe» (new Swiss songs)
  • Appearance with the «European Chaos String Quintet and Guests» at the «Taktlos Festival Bern» (Johannes Bauer - tb, Klaus Dickbauer - bcl, Macanda McIntyre - Fagott/Oboe, Peter Schärli - tp, Susanna Andres - vl, Karel Boeschoten - vl, Karri Koivukoski - va, David Gattiker - vc, Beat Schneider - vc)

1994-1995

  • The «Peter Schärli Quintet with Glenn Ferris» becomes the «Peter Schärli Special Sextet featuring Glenn Ferris and Tom Varner» (Béatrice Graf - dr, Glenn Ferris - tb, Tom Varner - frh, Hans Feigenwinter - p, Thomas Dürst - b, Peter Schärli - tp), concerts in Germany and Switzerland at the «Jazz Festival Willisau 1994» as well as other venues, recordings at «Radio Studio Zürich» for the CD «Blues For The Beast» (enja 9103-2)
  • Tour with Peter Schärli «Don't change your hair for me», recordings at «Radio Studio Zürich» for the CD «Ballads» (pan extra 510 540)
  • Compositions and arrangements for the «Circus Monti»
  • Compositions and musical concepts in collaboration with Dieter Amman for the theatre play «Elsi, die seltsame Magd» from Hansjörg Schneider based on Jeremias Gotthelf, direction Louis Naef, performances on Ballenberg in 1994 with live music (students of the «Lucerne Conservatory» and the «Lucerne Jazz School»), recordings for the CD «Elsi, die seltsame Magd» (Scham 1)
  • Compositions in collaboration with Ben Jeger for the clown duo Knill and Knoll, over 50 appearances at theatre festivals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Shirley Anne Hofmann - euph/vtb/voc/acc, Hämi Hämmerli - b, Tini Hägler - perc, Peter Schärli - tp)
  • Compositions and musical concepts for the theatre play «Peter Gynt» from Hansjörg Schneider based on Henrik Ibsen, direction Louis Naef, 25 performances on Ballenberg in 1995 with live music (Shirley Anne Hofmann - euph/vtb/voc/acc, Ben Jeger - acc, Hämi Hämmerli - b, Peter Schärli - tp)
  • Appearances with «Out of Town» (with Rick Margitza - ts and others)

1992-1993

  • Tour with the «Peter Schärli Quintet with Glenn Ferris»
  • Tour with the band «Peter Schärli Special Choice» (Stella Rambisai Chiweshe - mbira, Leonard Ngwenya - perc, Biboul Darouiche - perc, Dom Um Romão - perc, Burhan Oeçal - perc, Fredi Studer - dr, David Gattiker - vc, Hämi Hämmerli - b, Glenn Ferris - tb, Roland Philipp - ts, Peter Schärli - tp) and recordings for the CD «April works» (Unit Records 4095)
  • Formation of the ballad band Peter Schärli «Don't change your hair for me» (Sandy Patton - voc, Antonia Giordano - g/voc, Thomas Dürst - b, Peter Schärli - tp), tour in Switzerland and Belarus
  • Concerts with Co Streiff's «TOBO-Sextett» in France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland
  • Concerts with Ben Jeger's band «Rumor», with Saadet Türköz, with «Organic Voices» (from John Wolf and Gabriele Hasler) and others
  • Compositions and musical concepts for the countryside theatre «Four Seasons», text Heinz Stalder, direction Louis Naef, performances in the area of Lucerne/Berne (with Burhan Oeçal - perc, Ben Jeger - acc, Saadet Türköz - voc, Dom Um Romão - perc, Hans Kennel - Alphorn, David Gattiker - vc, Peter Schärli - tp and others)
  • Composition and musical concept in collaboration with Ben Jeger for the theater play «Katharina Knie» from Carl Zuckermayer written by Hansjörg Schneider, direction Louis Naef, 25 performances on Ballenberg in 1993 (Ben Jeger - acc, Benoît Virdedaz - tuba, Peter Schärli - tp), recordings for the CD «Katharina Knie» (JS 1)

1988-1991

  • Erweiterung des Quintetts zum «Peter Schärli Quintet with Glenn Ferris», (Thomas Dürst, Glenn Ferris, Marco Käppeli, Giancarlo Nicolai, Roland Philipp)
  • Tourneen mit dem «Peter Schärli Quintet with Glenn Ferris» in der Schweiz, in Deutschland, Frankreich, in der ehemaligen Sowjetunion und am Jazzyatra-Festival in Indien (Bombay, New Delhi, Bangalore und GOA), CD’s «Drei Seelen/Three Souls», (Creative Records/ MIWI 1014) und «Tomorrow» (enja 7035-2)
  • Konzerte mit «Peter Schärli Special Choice» in der Schweiz und in Österreich, u.a. am Jazz Festival Willisau 1988, LP «Wenn’s im Sommer ins Kino schneit», (Plainisphare 1267-32)
  • Internationale Auftritte mit dem «Giancarlo Nicolai Gitarrenorchester und Jazz Quintett»,«Le Phil’s Ocean Park», Ben Jeger’s Band «Rumor», «Guanga Jazz Departement»,«The European Hiding Trio», u.a. in Österreich, Belgien, Niederlande, Luxemburg, Frankreich, Spanien und Burkina Faso
  • Mitarbeit an einem dreimonatigen Kulturaustauschprojekt mit verschiedenen Künstlern aus der Schweiz, in Namibia und Zimbabwe (u.a. mit Al Imfeld, Knill und Knoll, Co Streiff)

1984-1987

  • Expansion of the trio to form the «Peter Schärli Quintet» with Hans Koch - ts and Giancarlo Nicolai - g, concerts in Switzerland at the « Jazz Festival Montreux 1987» and other venues, release of first own LP «Schnipp-Schnapp» (hat/ART 2037), radio and TV recordings
  • Formation of the second band «Peter Schärli Special Choice» (Urs Blöchlinger - sax, Oliver Magnenat - b, Olivier Clerc - dr, Peter Schärli - tp), concerts in Switzerland and Austria
  • «Christy Doran/Peter Schärli Project» at the «Willisau Jazz Festival 1984» (with Glenn Ferris - tb and other musicians)
  • 7 months in the orchestra of the «Circus Roncalli», Germany
  • Member of «Zirkustheater Federlos»

1982-1983

    • Founding of the «Peter Schärli Trio» (Thomas Dürst - b, Marco Käppeli - dr, Peter Schärli - tp), concerts in Switzerland
    • Member of the «Andy Harder Unit Big Band» at the «Jazzfestival Bern»
    • Trumpeter in the orchestra of the «Circus Conelli», Switzerland
    • Appearance with Hazy Osterwald
    • Musician at the «Romeo and Julia» Theatre in Willisau, texts and direction Louis Naef
    • Tour with Urs Blöchlinger's «LEGFEK-Orchestra» (with Pepe Solbach - voc, Hans Koch - ts, Ruedi Häusermann - as, Hans Kennel - tp, Glenn Ferris - tb and other musicians)

    1978-1981

    • «Uhuru-Quintet» (Daniel Guggenheim - ts, Hartmut Grabe p, Thomas Dürst/Hämi Hämmerli - b, Guido Parini -dr, Peter Schärli - tp)
    • «Jerry Dental Kollekdoof - Das kochende Inferno» Tour '78, at the «Jazz Festival Willisau 1978» and «Theaterfestival München» as well as other venues (some participants: Giuseppe Reichmuth, Ruedi Häusermann, Jürg Woodtli, Urs Blöchlinger, Christoph Baumann, Robert Morgenthaler, Hämi Hämmerli, Marco Käppeli, Peter Schärli)
    • «Orchestre de la musique de Lausanne»
    • Projects with John Wolf-Brennan, e. g. «No-Nätt» at the «Jazz Festival Willisau 1980»
    • Concerts with the «Swiss Jazz School Big Band» at the «Jazz Festival Bern» and elsewhere
    • Tour with the latin band «Ritmo Caliente» in Hungary (with Willy Kotoun - perc and other musicians)
    • Appearances with the reggae band «Steel Pulse» from Jamaica
    • Tour with the salsa band «Cameleon» in Switzerland (with Jonny Otis - perc, Shifer Schafer - g and others)
    • Appearances with Rony Segal's «Dancing Theatre» (with the dancers Rony Segal, Lieselotte Bugnon and Tal Haran)
    • Trumpeter with the «Swinging Green Big Band»of the Swiss Army, bandleader Hansjörg Spieler
    • Begins teaching at the «Jazz Schule Luzern» (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts)
    • Teaches trumpet at the county schools of Buchs (Aargau canton), Reinach (Aargau canton) and Schötz (Lucerne canton)
    • Worker in a window factory, in machine factories and in the forestry industry