the Berklee College of Music and studied there with excellent results. In 1996, he was awarded the Stephen D. Holland Award in Boston/USA for exceptional artistic performance. John Abercrombie: " He is an extremly versatile player and composer; well schooled in the tradition of jazz, and also in it`s more universal applications. I recommend him most highly." Mick Goodrick: " Roland has great technical prowess, excellent compositional skills and developed his own unique voice as a guitarist" In June 1998, the Roland Gebhardt Trio was invited by the French jazz-pope André Francis to “Jazz à la defense” in Paris.
In the same year, Gebhardt’s music is published on the EFA sampler “Adventures in Guitarland” on which Germany’s best-known guitarists at present can be heard. In 2000 Roland Gebhardt`s CD “Lazy Days”, published by the German major label mood records, was chosen “CD of the month” by German professional journals (Gitarre&Bass, Keyboards). Invitations from the broadcasting stations Saarländischer Rundfunk, Jazz Onyx, RTL, Hessischer Rundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Südwestrundfunk, Radio Ukraine, Radio Francaise, Bayrischer Rundfunk, Sender Freies Berlin, DeutschlandRadio Berlin, Radio Senegal and the socio-cultural Radio Luxemburg are the stages of his work within national and international media up to now. The press calls him a “magician on guitar“, „a rarity in Germany“ and “awfully good“. Roland Gebhardt has many years of experience in teaching acoustic and electric guitar. Aside from his work as a performing artist and composer, he also has appeared as a clinician at various colleges of music and conservatories (Cologne, Nuremberg, Freiburg, Luxembourg, Nancy, Mainz) and writes workshop columns for nationwide professional journals like for example Gitarre &Bass and Keyboards. At present endorser for AER-amps, H&K-amps and for Ibanez-guitars and Yamaha-guitars. Jazz-Fest Saarbrücken, St. Wendel, Luxembourg, Worms, Hildesheim, Heidenheim, St. Ingbert, Arnstadt, Dahn, Flein, Trier, Landstuhl, Brussels, Klagenfurt, Bonn, Aalen, Ostsee-Jazzfest, Hessen Jazzfest, Jazz de la Defense Paris, 2000 Jahr-Feier Saarbrücken, Dritter deutscher Jazz-Rock-Wettbewerb, RENDEZVOUS de l`ERDRE- Nantes, Jazzopen Stuttgart, Staatskanzlei Berlin, Jazzfest Vilshofen, Umbria Jazzfest/ Italien, Thüringer Jazzmeile, Willy Brandt-Ausstellung, Sommermusik Saarbrücken, Harlem Meer Festival, Jazzfest Leverkusen, Artparty Zweibrücken, Central Park Jazz NYC, etc. Read more on Last.fm.
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