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Florian Hoefner (pianist, composer)

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Jan 2020
St. John’s, NL

Florian Hoefner Solo

Feb 2020
St. John’s, NL

Florian Hoefner Quartet feat. Dani Oore

w/ Dani Oore (saxophones), Mike Herriott (b), Michael Billard (dr)
7:00pm Admission: 10.
Feb 2020
St. John’s, NL

MUN Jazz Ensemble

Double Bill with MUN Music 10

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NEW ALBUM: First Spring

with Nick Fraser and Andrew Downing

First Spring Florian Hoefner

… a remarkably fresh and original-sounding album. Highly recommended.

Rick Anderson

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New Composition for Chamber Trio

The Iris Trio (Christine Carter – clarinet, Molly Carr – viola, Anna Petrova – piano) is premiering Florian’s new work “Bird Island Suite” in collaboration with poet Don McKay on tour in Eastern Canada. Stay tuned for a full performance video. Iris Trio Website

First Spring in Canadian Top Ten 2019

Speaking of Canada’s vital jazz pianists, the country can now claim German-born pianist Florian Hoefner, who resides in Newfoundland, as one of its own. Hoefner, who became a Canadian citizen, released a wonderful trio record this year with the Toronto rhythm team of bassist Andrew Downing and drummer Nick Fraser helping him to bring his […]

First Spring made it into Dan McClenaghan’s top 10 jazz releases of 2019

First Spring in Top 10

Pianist Florian Hoefner and his trio immerse themselves in “the ethos of traditional songs and the high lonesome sound of Bluegrass” on this surprisingly fine recording—a blend of jazz and Americana, folk and country. Who’d have thought that would work? (Dan McClenaghan)   Read entire Top 10 at All About Jazz

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