INFOBOXGenre(s): Jazz/Improvised Music, Pop
From: Salzburg, Austria
Brooklyn-based group THE RUFF PACK (TRP) blends together the improvisational nature and compositional complexity of Jazz with the rustic groove and frenetic energy of Hip-Hop.
TRP visualizes instrumental Hip-Hop through live instrumentation. Founded and co-lead by Stephan Kondert and Matthias ‘Pedals’ Loescher, TRP has released several albums.
In 2020 the band put out their fifth release ‘Up’. The EP consists of two original compositions and three cover songs, interpreted and arranged with the Band’s unique musical approach.
‘Up’ is released on TRP’s new label 4×6 Records.
Since 2009 they have been touring regularly on both sides of the Atlantic and featured at countless jazz, hip-hop clubs and festivals, including: the Blue Note Jazz Club (NYC), Jazz TM Festival (Romania) Catch A Fire Festival (Germany), the Red Bull Brandwagen Geheimkonzerttour (Vienna), featuring Aloe Blacc, and the Living Colour:VIVID 25th Anniversary at The Fillmore (San Francisco).
The band has succeeded at weaving together musical sophistication with deep soulful grooves. TRP takes listeners on a journey that stimulates mind and heart.