Florian Ross 8Ball

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An octet combining piano, bass and drums with five woodwinds is not what one would call an everyday line-up. Pianist, composer and band leader Florian Ross combines experience with personal charm, always exploring and redefining his own boundaries. His recent album Eight Ball & White Horse displays his characteristic musical modus operandi: rich pieces that defy the restrictions of jazz patterns and tell a story instead, opening up new doors for the listener. But never before has Ross so vividly depicted the contrast between sobriety and enchantment as with 8Ball, addressing pop fans and classic connoisseurs alike.


Florian Ross piano, Fender Rhodes
Frank Vaganée alto sax, soprano sax, flute, alto flute
Felix Wahnschaffe alto sax, soprano sax
Jasper Blom tenor sax, clarinet
Wolfgang Fuhr tenor sax, clarinet
Niels Klein baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Dietmar Fuhr bass
Jonas Burgwinkel drums