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Jeff Herr's Corporation was formed in 2003. Today composed by Jeff Herr (drums), Maxime Bender (saxophone) and Laurent Payfert (double bass), the trio surprises with a new setting and dexterity presenting itself without the need for a harmonical instrument. This new highly skilled and energetic trio relies on compositional abilities from each of the three members. Well-arranged and structured songs as well as wild and free improvisations cover the band's large repertoire, filled with some surprising cover songs from well-known pop artists such as David Bowie or Jimi Hendrix. The strength and tightness of the band emerge from a strong rhythmical impact and emphasize the origins of music: the groove.

Their album “Layer Cake” (Igloo Records) was released in November 2014 and is being distributed all over Europe as well as in Japan. The trio prepares a new album that will be released in 2017.

Jeff Herr received in Luxemburg the « Export artist of the year 2015 » Award, category Jazz, by music:LX.


Has played:

North Sea Jazz Festival (NL), European Jazz Festival (GR), Sibiu Jazz Festival, Brasov, Ploiesti (RO), Guinness Jazz Festival (IR), Hanoi Jazz Festival, Ho-Chi-Minh City Jazz Festival (VN), Baltic tour (EE, LV, LT), Moscow City Jazz Festival (RU), Reims Jazz Festival, Nevers Jazz Festival (FR), Jazzschmiede (DE), JZ Brat Jazz Club (JP), Shisha Café Festival, Kolkata Jazzfest, Goa International Jazz Festival (IN)...

 

Press:

« Vigorous and organic. », Libération

« A trio with an explosive energy. », Jazz Magazine - Jazzman

« A bold, authentic and organic album. », Le Jeudi

« Jeff Herr, the terrific driving force behind a trio that is a direct descendant of Sonny Rollins’. », Jazz News

« The trio is characterized by a dense rhythm: Herr’s drums are lush, Payfert’s double bass is imposing and Bender’s tenor saxophone captivating. », Jazzaround

Titel: Layer Cake

Year: 2014

Label: Igloo Records

Titel: Conspiracy!

Year: 2007

Label: WPR Jazz

Titel: Modern Times

Year: 2004

Label: WPR Jazz

 

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