Second album recorded

We recorded our second album at the prestigious ECM studio "La Buissonne" in south france and it is being mixed right now. Stay tuned!

Playing at Avignon Jazz Festival again was equally amazing.

Further succes & new stuff

We had the opportunity to play in Leipzig for winning the annual New Talent Award and to play for the "Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken" foundation and win their support.

Also there's a new song on Soundcloud and this video from a recent concert:

CD-Release "Bouwer"

We finally release our debut album "Bouwer" in cooperation with DoubleMoon and Jazzthing.
To go along with it, we made this nifty trailer:

Maastricht Jazz Award

The Netherlands as well! In beautiful Maastricht we won the first price playing at the local jazz award.

Grand Prix in Avignon

We made it again! In beautiful Avignon, France we won the "Tremplin Jazz Award". Next year we will be opening the Avignon jazz festival and will record at the (quote) "best studio in france". Woohoo!

First price at "Young Germann Jazz Award"

We're extremely greatful for winning this despite the fantastic competion, thanks!

Runner-Up at "Jazz Award Munich"

Didn't work out this time. Nonetheless we had a great time and congratulate our Cologne-based colleagues who won!

A foundry, a factory. Industrial plants, focussed on processing their products in alembics with next to no margins for error. Always keeping one goal in sight: all components resemble each other down to their molecular level and are being led to a single purposed after being sold.


The goal of the Cologne-based trio differs greatly from that of the common foundry. It is about diversity, aesthetics and their own roots. In their time of playing, the group grew into a unit. At all times their compositions mirror the authentic sound of JAF Instead of forcing every workpiece into a cast and thereby burdening them with tight restrictions, they choose the freedom of interaction, microtonal structures and playful grooves. A basic consideration for melody leads their way, even though they don’t stop at rustic sounds and tunes.

Jonas Engel - saxophone
Florian Herzog - double bass
Anthony Greminger - drums

“This is what the future of German Jazz looks like.” - Oliver Hochkeppel, South German public newspaper (SZ)

“Their confident playing with melodic finesse and rustic violence both, won the band several prices” - Uli Lemke, JazzThing

“Courage for the edge and the non-lovely in the intensity-filled performance of the trio and its excellent interplay” - Roland Spiegel, Bavarian public radio (BR)

16.03.18            Dörken Stiftung, Herdecke
17.03.18            Leicht & Selig, Ladenburg
18.03.18            ABS, Köln
19.03.18            Greesberger, Köln
20.03.18            Bunker Ulmenwall, Bielefeld
21.03.18            ORT, Wuppertal
22.03.18            Kulturcafé der Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
23.03.18            Moritzbastei, Leipzig
24.03.18            TBA

20.05.18            Moers Festival, Moers


past concerts

05.10.17            Dave Lombardo, Berlin
06.10.17            TBA
10.10.17            Atelier 21, Aachen
11.10.17            Stella By Starlight, Arnhem (NL)
12.10.17            Mandril, Maastricht (NL)
13.10.17            Atelier 33, Maastricht (NL)
06.02.17            Herr Nilsson, Düsseldorf
10.02.17            Burg Frankenberg, Aachen
12.03.17            Agnesklause, Köln
26.03.17            Jazzwoche Burghausen
27.04.17            Jazz im Loft, Düsseldorf
28.04.17            DAAD, Bonn
10.05.17            T Berlin, Berlin
11.05.17            Galatea, Berlin
13.05.17            Crosscurrents Festival, Maastricht (NL)
15.05.17            Schon Schön, Mainz
21.05.17            Music Festival, Eupen (BE)
30.05.17            Artheater ft. Grzegorz Tarwid, Köln
06.08.17            Avignon Jazz Festival (FR)
13.08.17            Unterfahrt, München

19.09.15           Altes Pfandhaus - Köln
05.10.16           Cafe Dukes - Maastricht (NL)
06.10.16           Lichtburg - Essen
10.10.16           Schlot - Berlin
12.10.16           Donau 115 - Berlin
13.10.16           L'an Vert - Liége (BE)
16.10.16           ABS - Köln
20.10.16           Theater an het Vrijthof - Maastricht (NL)
24.10.16           5E - Copenhagen (DK)
26.10.16           Concertkirken - Copenhagen (DK)
26.10.16           Christiania Jazz Club - Copenhagen (DK)
27.10.16           Metronomen - Copenhagen (DK)

06.07.14            Köln Jazz against the Maschine Festival 
24.01.15            Kalchreuth Kulturbahnhof
29.01.15            Krefeld Jazzkeller
24.02.15            Köln artheater
22.04.15            Köln Club Subway
08.06.15            Köln Loft WDR3 Campus Jazz
18.10.15            Köln Cafe Central
21.10.15            Osnabrück Blue Note (Junger Deutscher Jazzpreis) 
11.11.15            Schlüchtern cafe wohnzimmer
12.11.15            Frankfurt Mampf
13.11.15            München Unterfahrt (JMJP)
11.12.15            leipzig NuR
12.12.15            Berlin Peppi Guggenheim
09.03.16            Bochum Kulturcafe
10.03.16            Nürnberg Brozzi Jazz
11.03.16            Berlin Galatea Wine and Music
15.03.16            Berlin Barkett
17.03.16            Köln Roxy feat. Tobias Hoffmann
22.03.16            Düsseldorf feat. Jonathan Hofmeister
01.08.16.           Avignon Avignon Jazz Festival (Tremplin Jazz Award ) (FR) 
17.09.16            Köln Kölner Musiknacht




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