Anna Hoffmann Octet 2005

This Boston based Jazz Octet features a four-piece horn section, vibraphone, guitar, bass and drums. Composer/Arranger Saxophonist Anna Hoffmann founded the group in 2005. The players initially met at Berklee College of Music.

The Repertoire focuses on Jazz Originals and some arrangements of tunes by contemporary artists like Kenny Garrett, Joshua Redman and Urban Knights. Some of the main influences are the Yellowjackets, Herbie Hancock, Woody Shaw, Maria Schneider and Steely Dan.

Among many talents this group features Gordon Au – newly accepted student at the Thelonious Monk Institute in New Orleans and guitarist Jake Herzog who was recently announced as the Grand Prix Winner of the Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition sponsored by Gibson.

trumpet
Gordon Au (Carmichael, CA)
alto sax
Anna Hoffmann (Munich, Germany)
tenor sax
Fraser Campbell (Perth, Scotland)
trombone
Scott Flynn (Darien, CT)
vibes & perc
Natalie Dietrich (Zürich, Switzerland)
guitar
Jacob Hertzog (Champaign, IL)
acoustic bass
Mike Montgomery (Burlington, VT)
drums & perc.
Engin Gunaydin (Ankara, Turkey)

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Recordings Of My Concert – David Friend Recital Hall 2006