K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, Wolfville
Wed. January 17, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Multi-award-winning pianist Florian Hoefner with bassist Jim Vivian and drummer Nick Fraser perform originals on their Canadian tour.
“A composer-bandleader of insightful resolve.” New York Times (USA) “A harmonically daring pianist … reaching toward new sonic territory.” Downbeat (USA) “Sublimely evocative music.” The WholeNote (Canada)
Born and raised in Germany, trained in New York City and now based in Canada, jazz pianist and composer, Florian Hoefner, draws from a myriad of influences that cumulate in his unique brand of modern jazz. Praised as a “composer-bandleader of insightful resolve” by the New York Times and a “harmonically daring pianist […] reaching toward new sonic territory” by Downbeat, Florian Hoefner has made his mark as an inventive creator and performer of exciting contemporary Jazz.
With his quartet, the Florian Hoefner Group, he has released 3 albums on Origin Records that have received rave reviews around the globe. “Luminosity,” his latest release that features tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake, has been described as a “starkly picturesque album ... that makes profound statements from quiet moments” by Downbeat and as a “total experience” by the New York Jazz Record. It has been nominated as Jazz Recording of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards 2017. The Group also received the Stingray Rising Star Award after their performance at the Montréal Jazz Festival 2015.