Felix Peikli

Felix Peikli

BandJazzClassical

Biography

Born in Oslo, Norway April 2nd 1990, Felix Peikli found his way into music trough the
local Marching Band at the age of 8. They picked out the instrument, which today seems
to have been the perfect choice, a clarinet. 2 years later and demotivated to pursue the
music in the marching band, Felix received a Benny Goodman recording by his
grandfather. The motivation came right away after hearing the dazzling and amazing
music that a clarinet could produce and Benny Goodman became the new idol. His first
performance was during the Jam session at Oslo Jazzfestival in 2002. Too young to enter
the bar, Felix and his mother Une argueed their way in. Unaware that celebrities like Joe
Lovano was in the audience, Felix played and was invited back the next day for his first
hired gig playing with a visiting band in the Grand Hotell the Mirror Hall.

This was motivation beyond belief and hard practicing layed ahead together with
upcoming achievements. Felix participated in different contest such as AOM (local), OM
(state), NM (national), UKM (nation) and won a series of prizes. Felix became a student
at Barratt Dues Classical Institute of Norway and studied there with Fredrik Fors (from
2004 – 2008). He also was selected to compete on Nation TV and won the National
Dreamprize in 2005. After that achievement, Felix begun performing heavily with about
3 – 4 gigs a week, while still in school maintaining top grades.

Felix have always cared about helping other people trough music and have always
volunteered to play for people who need it the most, and played monthly at a center for
people with amnesia. Felix became a student at Foss Music Highschool in 2006 and in
the same year he won/received grant in ”the Grand Chance” on National TV. After that,
Felix became a national icon and the official face fronting the art of jazz. Felix begun
playing on National and International festivals, international appearances, concerts, etc.
(such as in Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Croatia, U.K. etc.) and Talent.no
became his main sponsor in 2007, working closely with Jorn Hoel. Felix received the
Capital of Norway Honors Prize as the youngest recepiant ever in 2007 and the same
year, Felix attended Berklee College of Music’s 5 week Program where he was granted a
Full Tuition Scholarship.

In his mission to help others through his music, Felix held a concert in 2007 in the
relation of Harry Belafontes visit to Oslo, Norway, where all the money went to people
with AIDS in the third world and ended up raising 5000 USD for that cause. In 2008
Felix had his ”Ready For Boston” concert as a token of his acceptance into Berklee
College of Music the same year, and came back 1 year later (summer 2009) touring Oslo
with his Berklee Teacher Harry Skoler, playing tribute to Benny Goodman who would
have celebrated 100 years in 2009.

Felix has accomplished a lot more than most of his peers at his age, and thanks his
Mother Une and the rest of his family and friends who has supported him to reach to
where he is today. Felix will always be on the journey for making the music possible and
helping others.

Set List

JAZZ SHOWS/GIGS FEAT. FELIX PEIKLI AS HOST/CENT. OF ATT:

[Felix Peikli originals]

FUSION: [FP Fusion Quartet reportoir]

GENERAL BUSINESS:

JAZZ: [Jazz Standards, Great American Songbook]

OTHER: [Upon Request]