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Jan Zehrfeld

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Studied jazz guitar at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz, Austria (with Karl Ratzer), the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland (Raul Björkenheim), at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich, Germany (Peter O’Mara), and was a member of the National Jazz Orchestra (under Peter Herbolzheimer). He has performed with Klaus Doldinger’s Passport, Uwe Ochsenknecht and band, the Hilliard Ensemble, Wolfgang Schmidt, Roberto DiGioia, Martin Schmitt, Wencke Myhre, The Croonettes, etc. Zehrfeld formed Panzerballett in 2004 driven by a desire to combine his hard rock roots with his deep understanding of and extensive experience with jazz and thereby find the common denominator within the two essentially different sound aesthetics.

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Article: Album Review

Die Parzäros: La Cachaca

Read "La Cachaca" reviewed by Phillip Woolever


Die Parzäros is a Colombian trio currently based in Cologne after studying music in Germany. This album serves as a positive introduction to the band's Latin-based jazz-rock sound and, while the band is already noteworthy, indicates the likelihood of them reaching even higher levels in the future. The trio consists of guitarist and principal composer Juan-Pablo ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Jan Zehrfeld: Heavy Jazz

Read "Jan Zehrfeld: Heavy Jazz" reviewed by Phillip Woolever


The German group Panzerballett may have a metal edge on much of their music, but there's no mistaking that by any rational judgment this is also a definitive jazz band. Fans can always count on unpredictably adventuresome twists to the standard form on classics like “Birdland" or “Take Five" amidst inspired originals. Much of ...

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Starke Stucke

Label: ACT Music
Released: 2008
Track listing: Pink Panther; M. w. M. i. O. f. R.; Smoke on the Water; Friede, Freude, Fu

Album

Starke Stücke

Label: ACT Music
Released: 2008

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Article: Album Review

Jan Zehrfeld's Panzerballett: Starke Stucke

Read "Starke Stucke" reviewed by John Kelman


Those who bemoaned the breakup of the short-lived quintet version of mid-1990s group Lost Tribe which, along with saxophonist David Binney, bassist Fima Ephron and drummer Ben Perowsky, featured the twin guitar salvo of David Gilmore and Adam Rogers, will welcome the ACT debut of guitarist Jan Zeherfeld's Panzerballett. With a similar lineup, Panzerballett is as ...


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