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Jeff Herr Corporation

The Jeff Herr Corporation, created around the Luxembourg drummer, displays dexterity and solid rhythms from the very first notes. The trio’s fluid power is drawn from their firm rhythmic foundations, tightly arranged and well-structured tracks, and vibrant improvisations, all encompassed within the group’s basic drive of the groove.

With Maxime Bender on saxophone and Laurent Payfert on double bass, this powerhouse trio offers up eleven new compositions by band members, along with a surprising cover of David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold the World”.

“….drummer Jeff Herr, the powerful motor of a trio that comes in a straight line from Sonny Rollins”  Jazz News, France


Since 2001, Jeff Herr has been performing with many different bands, projects and musicians including Pascal Schumacher, Marc Demuth, Greg Lamy, Ernie Hammes, Johannes Müller, Maxime Bender, Carlo Nardozza, Pascal Mohy, Jef Neve, Christophe Devisscher or Joachim Badenhorst. In 2003, Herr formed the Jeff Herr Corporation, with musicians that he had met during his studies in Maastricht: Carlo Nardozza (trumpet), Joonas Lorenz (Fender Rhodes & synthesizers) and Tom Van Acker (bass). The band released their first album ‘Modern Times’ on Waltzing-Parke Records (WPR) in 2005. A second album, “Conspiracy”, followed in 2007. Since then, the band has been performing widely in Luxembourg, the Benelux, France, Germany, Romania, Greece, Vietnam and Russia. Since 2012, the Jeff Herr Corporation consists of Jeff Herr (drums), Maxime Bender (saxophone) and Laurent Payfert (double bass). Their album “Layer Cake” (distributed and licensed by IGLOO Records/SOWAREX Edition) was released in Europe November 2014 and UK March 2015.

In 2005, Jeff Herr joined the Soul/R’n’B band “Funky P” and is also currently playing with renowned blues guitarist Remo Cavallini, regularly with Austrian singer Shlomit Butbul, singer-songwriter Lata Gouveia, Indian sitar master Pandit Deobrat Mishra and Luxemburg-based Icelandic singer Thorunn. Recently, Herr has been chosen to represent Luxembourg in the “Criss Cross Europe” project a jazz exchange between Belgium, France, Slovakia and Luxembourg.

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