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.
Not so with JUST ANOTHER FOUNDRY!
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)