A jazz trumpeter, graduate of the Jazz Institute at the Academy of Music in Katowice. He studied trumpet under the direction of Piotr Wojtasik. In 2006 he won a scholarship at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.
So far he has issued six CD's as a leader including four with Wierba & Schmidt Quintet, one with Piotr Schmidt Electric Group and one with Generation Next. For the past four years Scmidt has been in the top six in "the best jazz trumpeter of the year"category in the Jazz Top poll (Jazz Forum magazine). He has worked with Walter Smith III, Grzegorz Nagórski, Maciej Sikała, Wojciech Karolak, Krystyna Prońko, Dante Luciani, Grzegorz Piotrowski, Pawel Kaczmarczyk, Piotr Baron, Kazimierz Jonkisz, Michal Baranski and Wieslaw Pieregorólka.
He’s a member of F.O.U.R.S. Collective, whose album Treezz was released in March 2014.
Awards and distinctions:
2008, 2009 Jazz nad Odrą competitions in Wrocław, Poland
2008 Tarnów Jazz Contest, Tarnów, Poland
2010 Grand Prix at Novum Jazz Festival in Łomża, Poland
2010 Best Soloist at Getxo Jazz Festival, Spain.
With Wierba & Schmidt Quintet:
2006 Grand Prix in at Jazz Juniors, Kraków
2008 Grand Prix at Tarnów Jazz Contest
2008 Grand Prix at Krokus Jazz Festival
2009 Grand Prix at National Review of Young Jazz and Blues Groups, Gdynia
2010 2nd place in Hoeilaart Jazz Festival, Belgium
2010 Grand Prix and Audience Award at Getxo Jazz Festival, Spain.
WIERBA& SCHMIDT QUINTET FEAT. DANTE LUCIANI - BLACK MONOLITH
WIERBA & SCHMIDT QUINTET FEAT. PIOTR BARON - THE MOLE PEOPLE (SJ RECORDS 2012)
PIOTR SCHMIDT ELECTRIC GROUP - SILVER PROJECT (SJ RECORDS 2012)
GENERATION NEXT - LIVE AT JAZZ NAD ODRĄ (SJ RECORDS 2013)
F.O.U.R.S COLLECTIVE – TREEZZ (SJ Records 2014)
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