March 29, 2023 – Vancouver, BC – 2023 JUNO-Winners (and Fulbright Scholar) Florian Hoefner Trio, featuring Andrew Downing on bass and Nick Fraser on drums, are coming to Lions Bay to perform a repertoire of originals from their 2023 JUNO-Winning “Best Jazz Album-Group” album “DesertBloom” and 2021 JUNO -Nominated “FirstSpring” at the Village Hall on Sat, Apr 15, 2023 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT.
Born and raised in Germany, trained in New York City on a Fulbright Scholarship and now based in Newfoundland Canada, jazz pianist and composer Florian Hoefner draws from a myriad of influences that culminate in his unique Award-Winning brand of modern jazz.
Having just recently played the National Arts Center, it is an absolute dream to host them here in Lions Bay for an intimate concert gathering, in Lions Bay at the Village Hall on Saturday, April 15, 2023 (2:00pm – 5:00pm)
Get your ticket here: Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/florian-hoefner-trio-tickets-596284993467
This will be an incredible intimate afternoon, and a chance to mingle and meet jazz greats!
INDOOR INTIMATE CONCERT in Lions Bay @Lions Bay Village Hall. Seats are very limited. We hope YOU can come. POTLUCK IS BACK so bring your favourite drink and appetizer to share. See you there!
PLEASE NOTE :: This is a 19+, POTLUCK food + drink, INDOOR seated concert event.
ARRIVE EARLY to guarantee the best possible seating. Reserved seating is only available for VIP TICKET if requested in advance. Otherwise seating is general admission and conducted on a first come first serve basis. Assumption of Risk, Waiver & Limitation of Liability will apply for all Ticket Holders and Attendees entering the event. Please see your ticket for details.
SEATING: Paperless “GuestList” Entry. GENERAL ADMISSION + VIP SEATING. Purchase tickets INDIVIDUALLY, or as group (names/emails for each attendee will be required so we may contact trace if necessary). Reserved seating is only available for VIP TICKET if requested in advance. Otherwise seating is general admission and conducted on a first come first serve basis.
FORMAT: TWO sets; with intermission.
Get your tickets here: Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/florian-hoefner-trio-tickets-596284993467
CONCERT GOLD SPONSOR: Thyra McKilligan of Re/Max Masters has been a North Shore resident for over 25 years, but her specialty is Lions Bay. Once a musician herself, she actively supports the arts and live events that help create a sense of community. Selling or buying a home in Lions Bay, call her. Other realtors do!
MORE ABOUT FLORIAN HOEFNER: An inventive creator and performer of exciting contemporary Jazz, Florian is a two-time winner of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, Hoefner’s most recent jazz compositions have either won, or been nominated for, JUNO “Best Jazz Album of the Year – Group”. His arrangements can be heard on many commercial albums by artists including Till Brönner, Jasmin Tabatabai and Peter Fessler. His big band compositions have been performed by the New York Jazz Orchestra, the Lucerne Jazz Orchestra, the German Youth Jazz Orchestra and the DanJam Orchestra.
Florian initially began his musical studies in Bavaria, where he played the trumpet and accordion, in addition to piano. After obtaining his first degree in jazz piano from the University of Arts in Berlin, he was granted a Fulbright Scholarship to complete a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City where he studied with Jason Moran, Dave Liebman, and Garry Dial.
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