Ferdinand Schwarz, born and raised in Cologne, Germany started playing the trumpet at age seven. Later he started playing piano and began to produce music with his computer.
He began his jazz studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln in 2016 with his teachers Andy Haderer (WDR Big Band), Hubert Nuss and Niels Klein amongst others.
He works in a broad musical spectrum, ranging from traditional and modern jazz to hip hop and pop to free improvisation and electronic music.
Ferdinand is mainly working in small ensembles, but also was part of the BundesJazzOrchestra (BuJazzO), where they toured through the US, Canada, Israel and the Balkan States.
Besides that he is touring with the german pop band AnnenMayKantereit since 2014 through Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
He received the first prize at the competition ’Jugend Jazzt’ in the solo and combo-categories and is scholarship holder of the ’Deutschlandstipendium’.