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Florian Hoefner (pianist, composer)

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Florian Hoefner

Iris Trio Project Earth, The Blue Chapter

Project Earth: The Blue Chapter

About the album   The first in the Iris Trio‘s epic multi-chapter Project Earth series, The Blue Chapter features original compositions by Juno Award-winning composer and jazz pianist Florian Hoefner, with original poetry written and recited by Griffin Prize-winning poet Don McKay. The result is the collision of the Iris Trio’s virtuosity and “exquisite balance […]

The Ecstasy of Becoming

The Ecstasy of Becoming

About the album Embark on an enchanting voyage with the Canadian duo Flying Pooka— JUNO-winning pianist Florian Hoefner and JUNO-nominated winds/vocal improviser Dani Oore. Their fearless debut venture, “The Ecstasy of Becoming,” available from Alma Records in October 2023, intertwines risk and unbridled creativity. Fully improvised music that simultaneously sustains tonality and shifting harmonies is […]

Florian Hoefner Trio 'Desert Bloom'

Desert Bloom

About the album   In this sequel to his award-winning, Juno-nominated album, “First Spring,” German-Canadian pianist/composer Florian Hoefner delivers another powerhouse performance on “Desert Bloom”, to be released worldwide June 3rd on Alma Records. With striking new compositions and inspired arrangements, Hoefner’s hallmark lyricism and knack for suspenseful dramaturgy are on full display. With “Desert […]

First Spring Florian Hoefner

First Spring

About the album     First Spring […] stands out in the piano trio field in 2019. All About Jazz You are never really allowed to leave the music of Florian Hoefner once you have listened to it. The pianist has a knack of taking possession of your sensibilities, making the notes of melodies leap […]

Moose Blues - Subtone

Moose Blues

About the album   Subtone stands in the forefront of today’s young innovative Jazz ensembles. Founded in 2005 in Berlin, its members now live on both sides of the Atlantic, in St. John’s, NL, Berlin and Cologne. Through innumerable concerts at home and abroad, as well as appearances at festivals like the Bohemia Jazz Fest […]

Florian Hoefner 'Luminosity'


About the album   For his third recording on Origin Records, pianist Florian Hoefner uses the highly evolved musical relationship he’s forged over the last several years touring with bassist Sam Anning and drummer Peter Kronreif as a springboard for nine new compositions. Adding the singular voice of the eminent saxophonist Seamus Blake, a more […]

Florian Hoefner / Subtone - Roswitha's Revenge

Roswitha’s Revenge

About the album   Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute – Malte Dürrschnabel Bass – Matthias Pichler Drums – Peter Gall Piano – Florian Höfner Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Magnus Schriefl Reviews

Florian Hoefner - Falling Up

Falling Up

About the album      …the effortlessness of the players is jaw-dropping… – SKOPE MAGAZINE New York-based pianist & composer Florian Hoefner follows up on his 2012 debut recording “Songs Without Words,” with a set of nine new tracks, including seven originals and arrangements of “Eleanor Rigby” and “Black is the Color.” “Falling Up” features […]

Florian Hoefner - Songs Without Words

Songs Without Words

About the album     New York-based pianist Florian Hoefner, best known in his native Germany through tours with the group Subtone, brings his unique brand of modern jazz to New York City with “Songs Without Words.” Using many of his contemporaries in the New York jazz scene, the two-time winner of the ASCAP Young […]

Subtone - Morningside


About the album   SUBTONE is one of the most interesting bands in the European jazz scene. Originally a pure Berlin band, most of the members now live in New York. When they had a triple triumph at the Avignon Jazz Competition in 2008, their reputation soared. Now, they have hit club and festival stages […]