Jan Schreiner

Bass Trombone



Jan Schreiner (born in Stuttgart in 1984) is a bass trombonist, tuba player and composer based in Cologne.

He began to play the trumpet at the age of 6 before switching to tenor and later on to bass trombone.

He studied jazz trombone with Günter Bollmann in Mannheim and Nils Wogram in Lucerne. In 2016 he earned a Master of Music Degree in Jazz Composition in Mannheim with Jürgen Friedrich.

2005-08 he was a member of the german national youth jazz orchestra (Bujazzo)

In 2007 he was a co-founder of the Lucerne Jazz Orchestra

In 2009 he founded the Vertigo Trombone Quartet feat. Nils Wogram, Bernhard Bamert and Andreas Tschopp.

2010 he was a co-founder of the Berlin Art Orchestra.

As a composer he focuses mainly on his Jan Schreiner Large Ensemble, founded in 2014.


As a sideman or substitute he has shared the stage with:

Ed Partyka Jazz Orchestra, Till Brönner Orchestra, Subway Jazz Orchestra, Malte Schillers Red Balloon, Reinhold Schmölzers orchest•ra•conteur, WDR Big Band and HR Big Band, NDR Big Band, RIAS Big Band, Swiss Jazz Orchestra, Sunday Night Orchestra, Ensemble Modern and many more...

As a guest conductor he has worked with:

Subway Jazz Orchestra, Sunday Night Orchestra, Mannheim Jazz Orchestra, Lucerne Jazz Orchestra and Berlin Art Orchestra.

Jan Schreiner is teaching jazz trombone at the university of Mainz and is holding workshops on jazz bass trombone at HfMT Cologne on a regular basis.

He has also worked as a visiting teacher at the following universities:

Jazz School Bern, Hochschule Luzern-Musik, Musikhochschule Hannover, Conservatorium Maastricht