Sat, October 14, 2017
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Florian Hoefner Quartet Feat. Lucas Pino at 12on14 Jazz Club
Since their formation in New York City five years ago, the Florian Hoefner Group has been captivating fans and critics around the globe with their creativity, virtuosity, and gripping live performances. Led by pianist Florian Hoefner, the quartet combines highly inventive writing with electrifying improvisations and interplay. Florian’s award-winning compositions draw on a myriad of influences from folk to contemporary classical music, appealing to a wide span of music fans and jazz lovers alike.
After two successful album releases with over 90 live dates in 8 different countries, airplay on radio tations across the US, Canada and Europe, and reviews in major publications on both sides of the Atlantic, the band now presents its long anticipated third record, “Luminosity” (Origin Records). Described as a “starkly picturesque album […] that makes profound statements from quiet moments” (Downbeat) and as a “total experience” (New York Jazz Record), the album introduces a new set of Hoefner’s notable originals and, for the first time, features Seamus Blake on tenor saxophone. A sneak preview of the new material at the Montréal Jazz Festival 2015 resulted in Hoefner’s capture of the Stingray Rising Star Award for his compositions. Infused with his usual diversity of styles, this new album is also inspired by the traditional music of Hoefner’s new home in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
12on14 Jazz Club, Noakowskiego 16