Haffner Trio © Antje Wiech
Haffner Trio #2
Wolfgang Haffner is an excellent, indeed a gifted drummer, and this has long been known not only in the jazz world. Numerous prominent collaborations with a wide variety of artists and bands in which he has left his mark - both nationally and internationally - speak for themselves. Today, the two-time ECHO Jazz award winner is without a doubt the best-known German drummer, and at the same time one of the few German musicians who are also successful worldwide. 3500 concerts in 100 countries, from Japan to Brazil, from South Africa to Australia, USA to Russia. His distinctive beats can be heard on 400 albums. The list of musicians with whom Haffner has toured and recorded is almost endless. Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Pat Metheny, Gregory Porter, Jan Garbarek, Nils Landgren, Nils Petter Molvaer, Till Brönner, Esbjörn Svensson, Roy Ayers, Bugge Wesseltoft, The Brecker Brothers, Bill Evans, Bob James, Nightmares on Wax, Ivan Lins, The Manhattan Transfer, Die Fantastischen Vier, Thomas Quasthoff, Albert Mangelsdorff, Konstantin Wecker, Klaus Doldinger, Ricardo Villalobos, to name a few. Like many of the best in his profession, however, Wolfgang Haffner was never satisfied with just playing drums; he soon began composing and producing. Today he is one of the most successful European jazz musicians and bandleaders, and has produced artists such as Max Mutzke and the Icelandic fusion band Mezzoforte. Wolfgang Haffner has released 18 albums under his own name, including successful albums such as "Zooming", "Shapes", "Round Silence", "Heart of the Matter", "Kind of Cool", "Kind of Spain", "Kind of Tango".
In 2021 Wolfgang Haffner will present his new program "Haffner plays Haffner", in which exclusively his own compositions in completely revised arrangements will be heard. For this special project, he has brought two exceptional musicians into the band: Simon Oslender (keys) and Thomas Stieger (bass).
Simon Oslender is considered one of the shooting stars of the German jazz scene. His debut album "About Time" - with guest stars Randy Brecker and Bill Evans, among others - immediately made it into the Top 10 of the German jazz charts. He is a member of Bill Evans & the Spykillers, and has toured Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia in his young career.
Thomas Stieger is one of Germany's leading bassists. He toured Southeast Asia for the first time in 2019 with Wolfgang Haffner's band. Stieger has been providing the foundation in Sarah Connor's band for years, but beyond that, the Berliner-by-choice is also a sought-after session musician.
Table for 2: 30,00 €
Table for 4: 60,00 €