After a forced performance hiatus of over 10months Florian Hoefner will tour Newfoundland’s Arts and Culture Centres with bassists Jim Vivian in late January / early February 2021.
Florian Hoefner invites you to find out what music making looks like during a pandemic. He will premiere 3 different videos with 3 different trios from across the globe during a virtual event hosted by Heather Bambrick.
The Iris Trio (Christine Carter – clarinet, Molly Carr – viola, Anna Petrova – piano) recently released a trailer video Florian’s new work “Bird Island Suite”.
Florian’s latest trio album “First Spring” with Andrew Downing on bass and Nick Fraser on drums won “Instrumental Recording of the Year” and “Jazz Recording of the Year” at the 2020 East Coast Music Awards in Atlantic Canada. The award ceremony was originally planned to be held in St. John’s, NL in April but due […]
Florian is part of “Sea to Sea”, Christine Jensen’s project for “Tenacity”, this year’s free online edition of the Ottawa Jazz Festival. Christine put together a tentet of jazz musicians from across Canada to perform her arrangement of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now”.
The full set from the Florian Hoefner Group’s performance at Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2019 is now available for streaming on ABC Jazz.
Get a look behind the scenes of “First Spring” with this Spotify playlist. It puts Florian’s trio arrangements back to back with the original version he worked from when creating the album.
“First Spring” was selected as Jazz Album of the Month in the March 2020 issue of Germany’s Piano News Magazine. It received best marks on interpretation and sound.
Florian will be on faculty at the new Stratford Summer Jazz Academy, a jazz camp for young musicians age 14-18 in Stratford, ON, Canada. It is part of the Stratford Summer Music Festival. Other faculty members include Kelly Jefferson (saxophone), Andre Lachance (bass) and Jim Doxas (drums).
First Spring was nominated as Jazz Album of the Year and Instrumental Album of the Year at the 2020 East Coast Music Awards. The awards show and conference will be held in St. John’s from April 29th to May 1st.