Sven Schuster, acoustic/electric bass player, music teacher, composer, arranger and conductor was born 1965 in Wolfsburg, Germany. Sven startet playing piano with 14 and double bass with 15. He studied from 1984-1988 at the Musikhochschule Graz, Austria and continued his studies in Hilversum, The Netherlands, where he got his degree in 1991. In 1992 he won the award "Best Soloist" at the Jazztreffen in Leeuwarden, NL.
He's been playing with an endless list of famous and fantastic musicians like Efraim Trujillo, Anton Goudsmit, Herb Geller, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Alan Praskin, Bill Elgart, Wolfgang Haffner, Mel Lewis, Ferdinand Povel, Ack van Rooyen, Han Bennink, Steve Altenberg, John Engels, Rick Margitza, Dale Barlow, Jim Hall and toured troughout Europe, Africa, Jamaica, USA and Canada. Schuster recorded 25 CD's as a Sideman and two with his group "Shooster", which were both presented at the North Sea Jazzfestival in the Netherlands in 2000 and 2005.
In 1999 he released his first CD "Three is a Crowd". In 2004 he released his second CD called "Shooster" and he got his degree for arranging and composing at the Conservatory in Enschede, NL. Currently he is working with his Band Shooster, Susanne Alt Quartet as a bass-player and composer, at the Djam as a music teacher and the Amstel Big Band as composer, arranger and conductor.