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Florian Hoefner (pianist, composer)

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Florian on Faculty at Stratford Summer Jazz Academy

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). 

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East Coast Music Awards Nominations

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.

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Video: 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.

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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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Florian Hoefner Trio

“New expansiveness of Hoefner’s musical world” (review)

“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 […]

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Florian Hoefner (pianist, composer)

A new challenge in simplicity

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…

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Florian Hoefner Trio

‘First Spring’ Tour dates

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.

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Florian Hoefner (pianist, composer)

video: ‘Hounds Tune’

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.

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