Friday, August 30, 2019First Single Out From New AlbumToday the first single from my new album, "First Spring" was released. It is an arrangement of the folk tune "Hound's Tune" by Newfoundland fiddler, Rufus Guinchard. Visit the Multimedia section to view a video of the piece. Get the single or add/pre-save the album at the link below. May 16, 2019Florian Hoefner Group Australia TourThe Florian Hoefner Group will be on tour in Australia in May/June 2019. The tour includes an appearance at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and will feature Mike Rivett on tenor saxophone, Sam Anning on bass and Peter Kronreif drums.http://www.florian-hoefner.com/#calendar August 15, 2018MusicNL NominationsFlorian was nominated as Jazz Artist of the Year and Male Artist of the Year 2018 at the MusicNL Awards in Newfoundland. The Awards will be given in October 2018 in Twilingate, NL. August 6, 2018New Subtone Album coming!The long standing co-led German quintet with Florian on piano will release its 5th album, "Moose Blues" on Laika Records on October 26th. Stay tuned for more info!http://www.subtone.eu January 28, 2018Downbeat ReviewFlorian's new solo album "Coldwater Stories" was reviewed in the current issue of Downbeat. Read the full review in the reviwe section.http://www.florian-hoefner.com/#reviews January 7, 2018Trio TourFlorian's new Canadian trio will be on tour in Eastern Canada from January 17th - 21st. For details see the calendar page.http://www.florian-hoefner.com/#calendar September 8, 2017New solo album out September 15th!Florian's new solo album "Coldwater Stories" will be released on September 15th on Origin Records. Pre-orders are available in the store section (includes instant download) or on Bandcamp.https://florianhoefner.bandcamp.com
February 1, 2017ECMA NominationLuminosity was nominated for Jazz Recording of the Year at the 2017 East Coast Music Awards in Canada. The winners will be announced at the end of April.
May 9, 2016Downbeat ReviewLuminosity was reviewed in the May issue of Downbeat. December 15, 2015Luminosity Trailer OnlineThe trailer for the new album, "Luminosity" is now available on YouTube.http://youtu.be/jISAr11BYyk
October 13, 2015New album out Jan 15 2016!"Luminosity", the new album of the Florian Hoefner Group will be released on January 15th 2016 (Europe: February 19th) on Origin Records. It features Seamus Blake on tenor and soprano saxophone, Sam Anning on bass and Peter Kronreif on drums. Stay tuned for more details.
September 4, 2015Cross-Canada Tour 2016The tourdates for the Cross-Canada Tour in January 2016 are online.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.http://www.florian-hoefner.com/#calendar
July 3, 2015Stingray Rising Star AwardFlorian Hoefner received the Stingray Rising Star Award at the Montreal Jazz Festival for his composition, "Newfound Jig" and his entire body of work. "Newfound Jig" will be released on the new record of the Florian Hoefner Group in January 2016. Stay tuned for details.
June 15, 2015TD Grand Prize NominierungThe Florian Hoefner Group was nominated for the TD Grand Prize and the Galaxie Rising Star Award at the Montreal Jazz Festival. The group will perform on July 1st at the Scene TD outdoor stage.
April 29, 2015New Studio RecordingThe Florian Hoefner Group is gearing up for its next record. The group will record its third album on June 8th and 9th in New York City. Besides the regular rhythm section with Sam Anning and Peter Kronreif the new record will feature Seamus Blake on tenor saxophone.
June 1, 2014Radio InterviewListen to an interview with Florian aired on May 30th on Bavarian Radio. The talk is in German but there is lots of music, too.
February 5, 2014Subtone makes finals in jazz competitionThe German collective, Subtone, with Florian on piano was selected as one of three finalists for the New German Jazz Competition ("Neuer Deutscher Jazzpreis"). The group will compete in the final live round on March 15th at Alte Feuerwache in Mannheim, Germany.
January 14, 2014Ottawa Citizen InterviewPeter Hum from the Ottawa Citizen interviewed Florian prior to the group's Canada tour this January.
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November 23, 2013Solo Show at Blues AlleyOn April 9th 2014 Florian will appear in a solo performance at the Blues Alley in Washington D.C.. The show will be part of the weeklong "Piano Jazz Series" that also includes solo performances by Chick Corea, Cyrus Chestnut and Taylor Eigsti.http://www.bluesalley.com October 14, 2013CD of the WeekThe Florian Hoefner Group's new album, "Falling Up" is the CD of the Week with the NDR radio station in Hamburg Germany.
September 17, 2013CD Release "Falling Up"The new album of the Florian Hoefner Group, "Falling Up", is out today! It is available at all major record dealers, online stores and on this website. We will bring the music on tour to Europe, the US and Canada in the coming months.
June 14, 2013Initiative MusikThe Florian Hoefner Group received a grant through the German Initiative Musik. The grant will support the release of the new album "Falling Up" and the subsequent release tour.
Supported by the Initiative Musik Non-profit Project Company Ltd. with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media on the basis of a resolution passed by the German Bundestag.http://www.initiative-musik.de
June 10, 2013CD Release "Falling Up"The new CD of the Florian Hoefner Group, "Falling Up", will be released on September 17th on OA2 Records. It will feature 7 originals and arrangements of the Beatles classic ,"Eleanor Rigby", and the traditional, "Black is the Color". The album has been recorded in April in New York City.with Mike Ruby on tenor sax, Florian Hoefner on piano, Sam Anning on bass and Peter Kronreif on drums.
March 16, 2013Swabian Cabaret AwardThe Florian Hoefner Group was awarded the Swabian Cabaret Award for their performance at the Zehntscheuer in Ravensburg, Germany last October. The award ceremony will take place on October 19th 2013.http://www.zehntscheuer-ravensburg.de/ January 14, 2013Facebook RafflePlease like the Florian Hoefner Facebook page. All new likes before January 20th will automatically enter a raffle to win one of 5 download codes of the full "Songs Without Words" albumhttp://facebook.com/florianhmusic
January 10, 2013New FeaturesThe website has just been upgraded with new features. In the new mulitmedia section you can now watch videos. The review section offers media reviews. Plus, the site now runs on all mobile devices.
November 5, 2012Songs Without Words on LufthansaThe Florian Hoefner Group's latest album, "Songs Without Words", will be playing on all Lufthansa long haul flights for the month of December.
November 1, 2012German Radio BroadcastThe Florian Hoefner Group's live recording from October 24th in Munich will be broadcasted on November 2nd at 6.05pm EST on Bayern4 Klassik.
September 24, 2012Jazz FM Live BroadcastThe Florian Hoefner Group will perform a live radio broadcast at JazzFM in Toronto. Tune in on October 11th from 7-8pm EST.
September 21, 2012Songs Without Words released in GermanyToday "Florian Hoefner Group - Songs Without Words" was released in Germany and is now available in stores and online-shops.
July 30, 2012Free Download"Uncertain Times" from Florian's new album "Songs Without Words" is available as a free download on All About Jazz.
May 8, 2012New Store Section OnlineIn the store section you can purchase Florian's new album "Florian Hoefner Group - Songs Without Words" as well as the sheet music for all eight tracks.
April 6, 2012CD available onlineFlorian's debut record "Songs Without Words" is now available exclusively on this site. The street date will be April 17th. Order your copy now in the store section!
December 28, 2011CD ReleaseThe debut album of the Florian Hoefner Group will be released on April 17th 2012 on OA2 Records
June 4, 2011BMI Charlie Parker Composition CompetitionFlorian's big band arrangement of his Composition 'Old Soul' was nominated as one of three pieces for the 2011 BMI Charlie Parker Compositione Competition.
May 11, 2011New quartet recordingFlorian just spend two days in the studio in New York with his new quartet featuring Mike Ruby (ts), Sam Anning (b) and Peter Kronreif (dr). The record will be released in the beginning of 2012. Stay tuned for updates!
April 1, 2011New Subtone record out now!Subtone's new record "Morningside" is now available in stores in Europe and on-line. The US release date will be June 1st.http://www.subtone.eu/
February 10, 2011ASCAP Young Jazz Composer AwardFlorian just won the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award the second time in a row. This year's awarded piece is „Eight Kings“, recorded by Subtone on the album "Echolot". Listen to the piece in the music section
November 22, 2010Subtone videos up on YouTube!Watch the videos of Florian's Group Subtone performing live at the Jazz Festival in Quito, Ecuador!http://www.youtube.com/user/soloist1982 October 20, 2010Subtone live in New York!Florian's group Subtone will give its New York debut on November 23rd at Miles' Cafehttp://www.subtone.eu July 20, 2010BMW Jazz Welt AwardFlorian's group Subtone has been invited to perform at the BMW Welt Jazz Award 2011 in Munich, Germanyhttp://www.subtone.eu
June 28, 2010New homepage onlineWelcome to the new homepage of jazz pianist Florian Hoefner.