Born in Cologne, Germany, and at the age of twelve, he began studying jazz guitar with his supporter and mentor Rick Abao. At the age of 20 he crossed the Atlantic for the first time, embarking on a musical journey that would take him into the world of sessions.
Upon his return to Europe, Fessler began a concentrated shortstudy of jazz vocal technique at the renowned Cologne Music Conservatory. Soon after, Fessler became the front man and voice of the succesfull TRIO RIO - group (New York-Rio-Tokyo). Since his return to Europe he has continued to tour, performing live on the concert stage and logging numerous television and radio productions along the way. Fessler's voice can be heard by children all over Germany in the title role of the Walt Disney film "Aladdin", the German version.
Following the release of his recording "Don't Tell Me", Fessler dedicated his next album-recordings to jazz and latin-jazz repertoire while simultaneously exploring the territory covered by his own compositions.
Since his spectacular duet performance with Al Jarreau at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Peter Fessler has been considered the premiere jazz voice of Germany.
Randy Crawford, Bobby Mc Ferrin, Toots Thielemanns, and many other stars also recognize his unique talent and singular ability. As one of the next generation's jazz stars, he has earned his place on the international stage untill today.
Fessler's recent recording and his performance as a "solophonic" musician is a breathtaking fusion of voice and classical guitar. He has found the perfect sound asthetic: High emotional, fascinating and virtuoso.
It all started for German-Canadian Peter FESSLER in 1987 with the Top 10 hit "New York, Rio, Tokyo" and the band Trio Rio. Even then many of his breezy pop miniatures bore the influence of Bossa Nova legend Antonio Carlos Jobim. Today FESSLER is regarded without a doubt as the most competent interpreter of modern Brazilian sounds in our European climes.
A relocation to San Francisco made a decisive mark on him, promptly expressed in songs with a quintessential California "easy feeling".These years of artistic self-searching in the realms of Latin pop, jazz standards, Bach vocalizing or just the barest guitar accompanying his song miniatures have made him a sound to be reckoned with.
Nowadays making his home near Cologne, Germany, the inimitably personal style of multi-voice FESSLER is ranked as the European counterpart to such grand masters as Jon Hendricks, Al Jarreau or Bobby McFerrin.