chuffDRONE

chuffDrone © Hans Klestorfer

BIOGRAPHY

The five musicians of chuffDRONE aren’t really fans of the idea of following musical dogmas. Ever since their foundation in the year of 2012 they don’t feel bound to the traditional rules of jazz, preferring instead to set their own musical accents. The reckless improvisations, unconventional solos, varied arrangements, groovy rhythms are all playfully brought together and woven into a brand new whole. A sound of jazz combined with elements from other styles but avoids being over thought or unnecessarily complex while still being musically challenging.

For several years now the young quintet chuffDRONE a has been right in the middle of Austria’s experimental jazz-scene and had the opportunity to play at renowned international festivals like Jazzfestival Buenos Aires, 12 Points Festival (Aarhus, Danmark), Jazz in the Ruins (Poland), Jazzfestival Saalfelden, Kick Jazz  Festival at Porgy & Bess (Austria), a.o.
Ever since the five strong musical personalities defined themselves as one big sound-organism, which develops his possibilities of musical expression further and further. Through continuous work on the basis of the different compositions by all band-members, they work out sophisticated musical-pieces, which contrast powerful collective-improvisations with fragile chamber music.

In their current line-up you’ll find – besides the founders Judith Schwarz, Lisa Hofmaninger and Judith Ferstl – since 2018 Jul Dillier and Robert Schröck to complete the strong collective.

Line up:

  • Lisa Hofmaninger – soprano saxophone/bass clarinet
  • Robert Schröck – alto saxophone/clarinet
  • Jul Dillier – piano
  • Judith Ferstl – double bass
  • Judith Schwarz – drums

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