Manfred Schoof

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Manfred Schoof
Manfred Schoof in 1984
Background information
Born (1936-04-06) April 6, 1936 (age 85)
Magdeburg, Germany
Genres Jazz, free jazz, classical
Years active1960s–present
Labels FMP, Wergo
Associated acts Alexander von Schlippenbach, Globe Unity Orchestra

Manfred Schoof (born 6 April 1936) is a German jazz trumpeter.



Schoof was born in Magdeburg and studied music in Kassel and Cologne, where one of his teachers of the big band leader Kurt Edelhagen. [1] Schoof performed on Edelhagen's radio program and toured with Gunter Hampel. [1] In the 1960s he started a free jazz band with Alexander von Schlippenbach and Gerd Dudek which became the basis for Manfred Schoof Orchestra. [1] From 1969–1971 he was a member of the George Russell Orchestra. [1] He has also worked with Jasper Van't Hof and the Globe Unity Orchestra. [1] He composed classical music for Berlin Philharmonic. [1] He has interpreted Die Soldaten , an operatic work by the contemporary composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann.

Since 2007 he has been chairman of the Union Deutscher Jazzmusiker. He has been a professor in Cologne since 1990.


As leader

As sideman

With European Jazz Ensemble

With Globe Unity Orchestra

With George Gruntz

With Gunter Hampel

With Irmin Schmidt

With Jasper van 't Hof

With Alexander von Schlippenbach

With others

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