Jean-Peter Braun's musical career has been marked by creative variety. As a soloist, a duo-partner as well as in diverse ensembles, he has performed on stages throughout Germany and its neighbouring countries for the past 25 years.

Originally trained as a classical guitarist ("the man with a masterful technique" Stuttgarter Nachrichten), he has devoted himself to Brazilian music, particularly to working in a duo as an accompanist to singers. His repertoire is steeped in samba, bossa nova, choro and African samba in the tradition of Baden Powell or Romero Lubambo, as well as the demanding compositions of Heitor Villa Lobos or Antonio Lauro.

The Pforzheimer Kurier noted the "sensitive genius in his interpretation of bossa nova". Besides his performances of Latin music, Jean-Peter Braun also performs traditional renaissance and baroque music as well as Gypsy jazz and chanson.

Jean-Peter Braun has released several CDs, has published aphorism collections as well as diverse pieces of music (published by the renowned Universal Edition Vienna, HUG Zurich and Hofmeister Leipzig). He has also published satirical jazz postcards, jazz playing cards and a satirical book about giving up smoking. Ever curious to find new horizons, he has ventured into a variety of areas in the music business. He has worked as a composer, arranger, lyricist, ensemble conductor, accordionist, cultural event promoter, studio musician and has journeyed into the fields of meditation music as well as computer music.

His educational work is of the utmost importance to Jean-Peter Braun. He has been teaching guitar at the Musikschule Frankfurt since 1988. It is there that he instructs pupils of all age groups in guitar technique as well as imparting knowledge of harmony/jazz harmonics, arrangement, aural training and improvisation.

Jean-Peter Braun also regularly holds Brazilian Guitar workshops at various institutes. He has been highly involved in musical/therapeutic work with the handicapped. This work involves the teaching and support of handicapped/non-handicapped integrated groups of pre-school children. Braun was the artistic director of the organization Blinde Musiker Frankfurt (Blind Musicians of Frankfurt).


Jean-Peter Braun (born 1961) studied musicology, art history and philosophy at Philips University in Marburg, Germany and successfully completed his course of music studies at the Akademie für Tonkunst (Darmstadt) in classical guitar and piano. Further studies led him to attend master classes held by Prof. Karl Scheidt (Vienna), Prof. Dieter Kreidler (Wuppertal) and Professor Bernard Hebb (Bremen). These were followed by a three semester course of jazz guitar study under the exceptional guitarist Prof. Michael Sagmeister in Frankfurt. Beyond this, Braun has participated in advanced education in musical therapy, electric guitar, body percussion as well as diverse other studies.

Jean-Peter Braun has shared the stage with the following musicians:

Marjorie Jiménez (voc.), Martin Landzettel (violin), Cristina Marques (voc.), Dieter Kociemba (guit.), Caroline Jahns (voc), Ruediger Saenger (guit.), Juliana da Silva (voc.), Norbert Doemling (bass), Maria Garcia (flamenco dance), Lorena Villatoro (voc.), Klaus Dengler (bass), Vanessa da Mata (voc.), Jay Hahn (trump.), Claudio Menandro (guit.), Ana Bonfin (voc.), Wassiliy Dück (acc.), Dalma Lima (perc.), Stefan Hamann (guit.), Rolf Dieter Schnapka (bass), Isabelle Bodenseh (fl.), Toninho dos Santos (trump.), Joerg Muehlhaus (bass), Hans Gantner (sax), Jonas Lohse (bass), Che Che Rasetti (perc.), Sabine Bussalb (voc.), Bernd Hasel (bass), Maria Palatin (harp), Doris Lerche (prose readings), Thomas Hammer (perc.), Volker Ell (guit.), Wolfgang Wittemann (sax), Johanna Rohmert-Landzettel (voc.), Annette Wildenhus (violin), Obo (guit.), Andreas Altenhof (bass), Stefan Müller (sax), Matthias Fuhrmann (Cello), Matthias-Ernst Holzmann (voc.), Christoph Haas (perc.) and others.

Previous Venues:

Hessischer Rundfunk, Jazztage Dinkelsbuehl, Stadt-Open- Air Marburg, Jazzfest Hofheim, Stalburg-Theater Frankfurt, Hotel Kempinski, BMW, Mercedes, VW, Sparkasse Frankfurt, Software AG, Schloß Hohhardt, MERCK, Davidoff, Jazzfest Idstein, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Hessisches Staatsarchiv Darmstadt, primus-linie Frankfurt diverse stages of the city of Frankfurt, state theatres, state concert halls, breweries, jazz clubs, Industriemuseum Darmstadt, Brasilianischer Carneval Tübingen, Stadtwerke Darmstadt, cabaret stages, HR2; Karstadt, Sinkkasten Frankfurt, Sparkasse Köln, Lancaster Group GmbH, Kaufhhof, social services, Museums, Jahrhunderthalle Höchst, Stadthalle Bremen, Neviges cathedral, Schlossfestspiele, Bauhaus Dessau, Nordhessischer Kultursommer, art house stages in Hamburg,Erfurt, karlsruhe, Dresden, Bochum, Wiesbaden, Mainz, Stuttgart, Kassel, Nuremberg, Cologne, Dresden and Frankfurt.