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
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 […]
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
“Having heard Hoefner now on record and in person performing solo and with a quartet, a quintet and now a trio, I’m stumped as to which context I prefer him in. In every situation, the music is so substantial and at times even breath-taking. I do know that I’ll be coming back to First Spring […]
On the release day of the new album ‘First Spring’, Florian joinedJAZZ.FM91 to chat about his influences and composition style, as well as to perform a couple of the new tunes for us live on the air…
Florian is taking his trio on tour in 2019 and 2020 to present the music of his new release ‘First Spring’ with concert dates in Canada and Germany.
In sheer color and variety, in the depth of its characterization and the exceptional range of refinement of its pianism, Hoefner imparts power and exceptional stature to the opener, “Hound’s Tune”, a re-imagination of the legendary Rufus Guinchard’s fiddler-on-the-rock masterpiece.