German-Romanian band leader, composer, arranger, trombonist, guitarist.
Born: December 31st, 1935, in Bucharest, Romania.
Died: March 27th, 2010, in Cologne, Germany.
1951 he immigrated to West Germany where he learnt to play the guitar.
1953 school-leaving examination in the USA.
1957 he returned to Germany and studied in Nuremberg.
1960 he started to play in US-clubs and radio bands.
1969 foundation of an All-Star Big Band, the Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass.
1972 Bundesverdienstkreuz (German national award for the opening-music for Olympic Games).
1981 leader of the SWF Big Band.
Peter Herbolzheimer (* 31.12.1935 in București (Bucharest); † 27.03.2010 in Köln (Cologne)) was a German bandleader and jazz trombonist. Herbolzheimer's arrangements are a distinctive blend of swing, latin and rhythmic rock music. Herbolzheimer migrated from comunist Romania to West Germany in 1951. In 1953 he moved to the United States of America, where he worked as a guitar player. He returned to Germany in 1957, took up the trombone and studied at Nuremberg Conservatory for one year. In the 1960s he played with Nuremberg radio dance orchestra and Bert Kämpfert's orchestra. last.fm