“Kuhnspiracy is an incredibly focused work, a commendable take on programmatic writing utilising multiple music blends…an aural kaleidoscope, often mentally exhaustive yet feeling quite pertinent within the current jazz climate.” Jazz Journal, UK

”the chief attraction lies in the mash-up of genres—punk, funk, classical, folk, metal/grunge, marching music, spoken word (and probably more)—and the easy precision with which the group negotiates the incessant rapid-fire changes, from chugging power riffs to plaintive themes, from aggressive screams to gentle whispers.”
The New York City Jazz Record, USA

”I am left to contemplate Kuhn Fu’s awesomely twisted sense of humor.” Progression Magazine, USA

”From existentialism to metaphysics; this music has everything in it related to life” Cumhuriyet, TR

”Humor schwärzester Güteklasse, schaurig, witzig, spannend. Programmmusik im besten Wortsinn, zum Grinsen, zum Grübeln, zum Headbangen” Jazzthing, DE

”The music is too rich for me to think of it as a potential soundtrack – it’s more like an entire film, translated as album.”

”You can never get comfortable with any of the tracks and that is a good thing as this style of music is made to be radical and shifting under your feet. KUHNSPIRACY is not for the faint of heart, but adventurous music lovers may just get the right kick from their craziness.” rockthebodyelectric.com

”Kuhnspiracy is tons of fun, both in the compositions and the improvisations, and this is definitely a band with a sound all their own and the talent to make it work.” Jon Davis

”Kuhnspiracy is not just one of the maddest and scariest albums I’ve listened to, but for me, a Holy Shit album!….they are continuing where Don Van Vliet had left off during the continuation of the Trout Mask Replica sessions.” zacharynathanson.blogspot.com

”To my ears, they have extended the Rock In Opposition genre with their classical leanings and deranged playing. Quite an impressive release that is sure to appeal to anyone tired of the same old, same old.”
Henry Schneider

”Im Spannungsfeld zwischen den ungestümen Avant-Jazz-Prog- und den eher traditionell orientierten Jazz-Einfällen kreieren KUHN FU ihre eigene Version einer Musik, die sowohl die Avant-Prog-Freunde, als auch die offenen Jazz-Hörer ansprechen dürfte.” babyblaue-seiten.de

”Kunhspiracy n’est certes pas votre disque de prog habituel mais les fans de musiques expérimentales, ainsi que ceux des groupes précités et/ou du label Cuneiform, sont vivement conviés à s’immerger dès que possible dans ce récital extravagant.”

”Wirklich spannende Musik mit schwer treibendem Groove und gelungenen Improvisationen”

”fein gemahlener Avant Edge Rock von der Steiger Mordwand ebenso wie vor gepflegten Disharmonien strotzender Rotz Jazz, 12/15 points”

”Although their overall style is jazz, Kuhn Fu is not afraid to go to many different places. I wish that such a special group would gain more interest in the future.”


If you like the music, support KUHN FU by buying the album HERE !


KUHN FU is a post romantic jazz/rock disorder.

A hairy fish with legs that can climb a tree.


Christian Achim Kühn

is the founder of this ensemble. Is he the fish or the legs? Or simply the disorder? Time will surely show….He is a 35 year old guitarist-composer and aficionado of orchestral music born in Cologne, Germany. Because of his post romantic stress disorder he is in constant search for string players. If you happen to be one give him a call and you might be in the centre of grand plans. He is known for his entertaining stage talk and within the band for his not so entertaining stressing.

Ziv Taubenfeld

Ziv Taubenfeld ( 31 ) is a bass clarinet player from Karmiel, Israel. He is the leader of the great Trio BONES ( Leo Records ) and a very active figure in the Amsterdam Improvisation Scene. His intense playing style demands a lot of nutrition, which makes our touring a constant search for food with some occasional musical entertainment in between. Besides music and food he is a married man, smoking a funny pipe and letting sentences full of wisdom out of his hairy head.

Esat Ekincioglu

Esat Ekincioglu ( 27 ) is our big baba bass of the band and was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He leads his own Ethno Jazz Trio AVA and is the bass player of Hiske Oosterwijk’s EVA. Despite being a musician he is also a tough business man, that’s why we appointed him as band manager. Another asset to the band is his big blue car Günter, which he likes to drive fast and that makes our touring possible but sometimes also dangerous.

George Hadow

George Hadow ( 25 ) is the new drummer of KUHN FU, replacing Lav Kovac who retired from touring so he can focus on his own music and self enlightenment. George is English, very English. He puts vinegar on fries, likes lamb in mint sauce, drinks tea with milk and is very polite at the same time. He is also a great drummer which gave us no choice other than to hire him. So now we have a German-English-Israeli-Turkish outfit and thanks to Brexit, George ads some exotic non European culture to the band.

That’s the band and all you need to know.


We left out the important awards ( 0 ) and countries we have toured: Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Denmark, Italy, Turkey and Israel


If you like the music please contact us for a gig or simply show us your love by sharing it with your friends.


With Kosher Love, Turkish kisses, English stiff upper lips and German hugs we greet you





After two years of heavy touring we are proud to announce our latest oeuvre Kuhnspiracy, released on UNIT Records 31st MArch 2017.

We’ve been on the road in 7 countries for the last two years, played over 100 concerts, drank lots of shitty coffee and drove thousands of kilometers in a blue Ford Transit called Günter.

Then we decided it’s time to record an album and we went all analog at the famous Clouds Hill Studios in Hamburg, mixing at LowSwing Studios Berlin, mastering at Amsterdam Mastering and let the Viennese illustrator Artur Bodenstein draw a dark cover that resembles all the characters which appear in the music. Because after all, Vienna is the city of the romantic where they invented and worship the depression.

It’s a record about failure, death and humanity. A sarcastic view on life but with a glimpse of optimism, not taking itself too seriously.

The influence classical music had on this record is undeniable and maybe that makes it, considering the instrumentation and intensity, a peculiar patchwork. The compositions are all written by Christian Achim Kühn, but only on stage through many concerts they could be shaped as they appear on the record. No overdubbing and almost no editing has been done in the studio. What you hear are full on live performances recorded on 2” tape. The focus is not on improvisation but on telling a story as an ensemble with dynamic extremes.

Everything has been done with great care for detail. It’s a record that’s totally KUHN FU and stylistically hard to define, a subjective eclectic view on music and life.


All compositions by Christian Achim Kühn,
except Such Sweet Thunder by Duke Ellington


Recorded live at Studio Bee, Istanbul April 13th 2015
Sound Engineer Baran Göksu & Umut Çetin
Mixed by Baran Göksu
Mastered by Leo Grimaudo
Artwork by Daniel Menzel & Igorizo
released June 28, 2015



06 Mar 2018 Kraków, PL Piec Art Acoustic Jazz Club Piec Art Acoustic Jazz Club
07 Mar 2018 Bielsko-Biała, PL Rude Boy Rude Boy
08 Mar 2018 Budapest, HU Gólya Gólya
09 Mar 2018 Budapest, HU Opus Jazz Club Opus Jazz Club
10 Mar 2018 Bistrica ob Sotli, SL Klub Metulj Klub Metulj
11 Mar 2018 Marghera, IT Argo16 Argo16
12 Mar 2018 Torri di Arcugnano, IT La Beccaccia La Beccaccia
13 Mar 2018 La Spezia, IT Bacchus Bacchus
14 Mar 2018 Freiburg, GER E-Werk E-Werk
03 May 2018 Amsterdam, NL De Ruimte De Ruimte
05 May 2018 Rotterdam, NL Jazzcafe Dizzy Jazzcafe Dizzy
07 May 2018 Bucharest, RO Jazz Nouveau@Control Club Jazz Nouveau@Control Club
10 May 2018 Oviedo, ES Lata de Zinc Lata de Zinc
11 May 2018 Pontevedra, ES Liceo Mutante Liceo Mutante
16 May 2018 Granada, ES Asociación Ool-Ya-Koo Asociación Ool-Ya-Koo
16 May 2018 Granada, ES DISCOS BORA BORA lunch gig 13h DISCOS BORA BORA lunch gig 13h
20 May 2018 Granollers, ES Dràstik Punkaires @ 12PM Dràstik Punkaires @ 12PM
20 May 2018 Toulouse, FR Le Taquin Le Taquin
21 May 2018 Ainay-le-Chateau, FR Bistrot Culture Bistrot Culture
22 May 2018 Gent, BE De Centrale De Centrale
23 May 2018 Brussels, BE La Machine La Machine
23 Jul 2018 Čačak, SER Karusel Festival Karusel Festival
26 Jul 2018 Zelenkovac, BIH Zelenkovac Jazz Fest Zelenkovac Jazz Fest
28 Jul 2018 Smolyan, BG Perilik Jazz Festival Perilik Jazz Festival
26 Aug 2018 Saalfelden, AT Jazzfestival Saalfelden Jazzfestival Saalfelden

Past Shows

05 Feb 2018 Mainz, GER Schon Schön Schon Schön
04 Feb 2018 Basel, SUI Renee Renee
03 Feb 2018 Saarbrücken, GER GARELLY HAUS GARELLY HAUS
02 Feb 2018 Erlangen, GER Raum und Klang Raum und Klang
01 Feb 2018 Linz, AT Arthouse Arthouse
31 Jan 2018 Göppingen, GER Jazzclub Jazzclub
30 Jan 2018 Munich, GER Unterfahrt Unterfahrt
28 Jan 2018 Münster, GER Cuba Cuba
09 Dec 2017 Groningen, NL atelier il sole in cantina atelier il sole in cantina
17 Oct 2017 Thüringen, GER Jazzmeile Festival Jazzmeile Festival
15 Oct 2017 Berlin, GER Artistania Artistania
14 Oct 2017 Hamburg, GER White Cube White Cube
13 Oct 2017 Dresden, GER Jazzclub Tonne Jazzclub Tonne
12 Oct 2017 Hradec Králové, CZ Jazz Goes to Town Festival Jazz Goes to Town Festival
11 Oct 2017 Leipzig, GER Pool Garden Pool Garden
10 Oct 2017 Hannover, GER Cafe Glocksee Cafe Glocksee
09 Oct 2017 Cologne, GER Heimathirsch Heimathirsch
08 Oct 2017 Mechelen, BEL NONA NONA
07 Oct 2017 Wuppertal, GER LOCH LOCH
06 Oct 2017 Middelburg, NL Kafe 't Hof Kafe 't Hof
02 Oct 2017 Berlin, GER im Schatten des Irrlichts@Humbolthain Club im Schatten des Irrlichts@Humbolthain Club
04 Aug 2017 Copenhagen, DK Tøjhuset Tøjhuset
03 Aug 2017 Odense, DK Jam Days Festival Jam Days Festival
02 Aug 2017 Hamburg, GER MS Stubnitz MS Stubnitz
01 Jul 2017 Bolzano, IT Südtirol Jazzfestival Südtirol Jazzfestival
16 Apr 2017 Groningen, NL Brouwerij Martinus Brouwerij Martinus
15 Apr 2017 Aachen, GER Hotel Europa Hotel Europa
13 Apr 2017 Berlin, GER Bflat Bflat
11 Apr 2017 Luxembourg City, LUX De Gudde Wëllen De Gudde Wëllen
10 Apr 2017 Ghent, BEL Trefpunt Trefpunt
09 Apr 2017 Brussels, BEL Roskam Roskam
08 Apr 2017 Dordrecht, NL Kunstrand Kunstrand
07 Apr 2017 The Hague, NL Regentenkammer Regentenkammer
06 Apr 2017 Cologne, GER Pfandhaus Pfandhaus
05 Apr 2017 Amsterdam, NL Mezrab Mezrab
04 Apr 2017 Zutphen, NL Filmtheater Luxor Filmtheater Luxor
15 Feb 2017 Vienna, AUT FLUC FLUC
14 Feb 2017 Kutna Hora, CZ Ceska 1 Ceska 1
13 Feb 2017 Prague, CZ Jazzdock Jazzdock
12 Feb 2017 TBA, CZ TBA TBA
11 Feb 2017 Česká Lípa, CZ U Bilyho Cernocha U Bilyho Cernocha
10 Feb 2017 Weimar, GER Kasseturm Kasseturm
09 Feb 2017 Berlin, GER Dave Lombardo Dave Lombardo
08 Feb 2017 Erfurt, GER Frau Korte Frau Korte
07 Feb 2017 Hamburg, GER JazzLab JazzLab
06 Feb 2017 Bremen, GER Kulturbunker Kulturbunker
04 Feb 2017 Groningen, NL Il Sole In Cantina Il Sole In Cantina



KUHN FU is an international and multicultural quartet that plays a fusion of jazz and rock with added elements of blues, psychedelia, jazz avant-garde and classical/contemporary music. The basis of their intense and groovy music is carefully constructed rhythms, a large dynamic span, and a strong melodic feeling. Founded in 2012 in Groningen Netherlands, the band has been very active over the years, touring in 11 countries and playing over 130 concerts. The music is written by German composer/guitarist Christian Kuhn, the melodic work is done by Israeli bass clarinetist Ziv Taubenfeld and the rhythm section is driven by Turkish bassist Esat Ekincioglu and English drummer George Hadow.

"...a band who can create the most genuinely paranoid, unhinged atmosphere, all black and blue, smokescreens and daggers in the dark, while still preserving a faint pulse of humor throughout the album" arcticdrones

"From existentialism to metaphysics; this music has everything in it related to life" Cumhuriyet

"To my ears, they have extended the Rock In Opposition genre with their classical leanings and deranged playing. Quite an impressive release that is sure to appeal to anyone tired of the same old, same old." Expose
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For booking, comments, wishes and desires you can use this e-mail address: kuhnfumusic@gmail.com