Jeff Herr Corporation

Konzert mit Jeff Herr, Maxime Bender und Laurent Payfert

The Jeff Herr Corporation is a Luxembourgish jazz trio founded in 2003 by the drummer and composer Jeff Herr, which surprises with dexterity and presents itself as a linear trio, without the need for a harmonic instrument.

Jeff Herr on drums, Maxime Bender on saxophone and Laurent Payfert on double bass form a highly skilled and energetic trio which relies on the compositional abilities of each of the three members. Well arranged and structured songs as well as wild and free improvisations cover the bands large repertoire, which is filled with surprising cover songs from iconic pop artists such as David Bowie or Jimi Hendrix. Describing their style as "modern vintage", the trio oscillates between a rather traditional, acoustic sound, without so-called modern sound elements such as keyboard, synthesizer or guitar effects, and contemporary compositions with improvised sections that enable the musicians to develop their play to the fullest. The strength and tightness of the band emerge from a strong rhythmical impact and emphasize the origins of music: the groove.

Their 2014 album "Layer Cake" received critical and public acclaim in Luxembourg as well as abroad. Numerous concerts, in the Benelux, France, Germany, the UK, Romania, Greece, Japan, Vietnam, India and Russia, contributed to the Jeff Herr Corporation's both national and international success. In 2015, the band received the Export Artist of the Year Award (music:LX) in the Jazz category.

Drums: Jeff Herr
Saxophone: Maxime Bender
Double bass: Laurent Payfert