Florian Hoefner International Jazz Quartet - Jazz Up North

Fri 31 May

Since their formation in New York City five years ago, the Florian Hoefner Group has constantly been evolving their unique brand of modern jazz, winning fans and critics around the globe with their creativity, virtuosity, and captivating live performances.

Led by pianist Florian Hoefner, the quartet combines highly inventive writing with electrifying improvisations and interplay. Florian’s award-winning compositions draw from a myriad of influences from folk to contemporary classical music, appealing to a wide span of music fans and jazz lovers alike.

After three successful albums, over 100 live dates all over the globe, airplay on radio stations across the US, Canada and Europe, and reviews in major publications in North America and Europe, they’ve been described as “the real deal” by Jazz Journal (UK) and as a “total experience” by the New York Jazz Record.

For their Cairns appearance, Florian Hoefner re-unites with his former Manhattan School of Music classmate and Australian National Jazz Awards winner, Mike Rivett, (who is well known on the Cairns jazz scene), on tenor saxophone. The rhythm section is made up of Hoefner’s long-time companions, Melbourne based Sam Anning on bass and NYC based Peter Kronreif on drums who have both made their marks in the bands of artists like Kenny Werner, Cyrille Aimée and Alan Harris.


This project was made possible with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.  


  • Cost: $26.50 / $21.00 (CONC) inc b/fee
  • Doors: 6:30pm
  • Show starts: 7:30pm
  • Venue: Tank 5 - fully seated
  • Rating: PG
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