Heidi Bayer is a trumpet player, composer and instrumental teacher based in Cologne. 


Her duo “Bayer//Scobel” is winner of the Folkwang Jazz Award 2018. The same year, she started her new band “Virtual Leak” and releases her debut album as a leader in March 2020 (Tangible Music).


Heidi has earned herself a position in the trumpet section of Cologne’s “Subway Jazz Orchestra”, the Hendrika Entzian Bigband, Fuchsthone Orchestra and has also become an important part of Germany's small-group jazz scene.


For several years, Heidi has been teaching private trumpet lessons and has led many workshops. In 2019, she began teaching at the University of Oldenburg in trumpet, ensemble and big band didactics.


She received a Bachelor of Music degree from Mainz School of Music and studied with Prof. Axel Schlosser and Frank Wellert. As a part of her studies, she spent one semester at the University of Miami where she studied with Prof. Brian Lynch and Prof. Martin Bejerano. Currently, Heidi is undertaking her master’s degree as “Improvising Artist” at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen.




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