“If we wanted an Austrian Billy Jenkins, who better than Christian Kühn and his Kuhn Fu combo. Manic in terms of guitaring, puppet-dancing and mention-the-war humour, he roughed up the festival with a bucketload of zany humour, in the guise of avant speed-jazz.” Jazzwise

“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 36 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 ( 28 ) is our big baba bass of the band and was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He leads the Ethno Jazz Band AVA Trio. 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 ( 22 ): Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Denmark, Italy, France, Spain, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo, 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



01 Feb 2019 Ulm, GER KunstWerk KunstWerk
02 Feb 2019 Regensburg, GER Jazzclub Jazzclub
04 Apr 2019 Pardubice, CZ Divadlo 29 Divadlo 29
05 Apr 2019 Budapest, HU Opus Jazz Club Opus Jazz Club
06 Apr 2019 Cerkno, SL Jazz Cerkno Jazz Cerkno
09 Apr 2019 Bad Kötzting, GER Altes Spital Altes Spital
10 Apr 2019 Karlsruhe, GER Kohi Kohi
11 Apr 2019 Ludwigsburg, GER Fetzerei Fetzerei
13 Apr 2019 Ladenburg, GER Leicht & Selig Leicht & Selig
25 Apr 2019 Amsterdam, NL Bimhuis Bimhuis
09 May 2019 Stuttgart, GER BIX BIX
10 May 2019 Bremen, GER TOR 9 TOR 9
17 May 2019 Lübeck, GER CVJM CVJM
18 May 2019 Hamburg, GER White Cube White Cube
17 Oct 2019 Esslingen, GER Dieselstrasse Dieselstrasse

Past Shows

09 Dec 2018 Aachen, GER Musikbunker Musikbunker
08 Dec 2018 Basel, SUI RENEE RENEE
07 Dec 2018 Bergamo, IT Inascolto Inascolto
06 Dec 2018 Padova, IT Padova Jazz Club Padova Jazz Club
05 Dec 2018 Moosburg, GER Jazz Club Hirsch Jazz Club Hirsch
17 Nov 2018 Nordhausen, GER Nordhäuser Jazzfest Nordhäuser Jazzfest
10 Nov 2018 Groningen, NL Rockit Rockit
04 Nov 2018 Eindhoven, NL So What's Next? So What's Next?
03 Nov 2018 Eindhoven, NL So What's Next? So What's Next?
26 Aug 2018 Saalfelden, AT Jazzfestival Saalfelden Jazzfestival Saalfelden
31 Jul 2018 Prizren, XK Lumbardhi Lumbardhi
29 Jul 2018 Shtip, FYR Only Fools and Horses Only Fools and Horses
28 Jul 2018 Smolyan, BG Perelik Jazz Festival Perelik Jazz Festival
27 Jul 2018 Kruševac, SER AKC Gnezdo AKC Gnezdo
26 Jul 2018 Zelenkovac, BIH Zelenkovac Jazz Fest Zelenkovac Jazz Fest
23 Jul 2018 Čačak, SER Karusel Festival Karusel Festival
22 Jul 2018 Belgrade, SER Kosmodrom Kosmodrom
20 Jul 2018 Novi Sad, SER Skc Novi Sad Skc Novi Sad
19 Jul 2018 Ljubljana, SI Prulček Prulček
24 May 2018 Dordrecht, NL Door Door
23 May 2018 Brussels, BE La Machine La Machine
22 May 2018 Gent, BE De Centrale De Centrale
21 May 2018 Ainay-le-Chateau, FR Bistrot Culture Bistrot Culture
20 May 2018 Toulouse, FR Le Taquin Le Taquin
20 May 2018 Granollers, ES Dràstik Punkaires @ 12PM Dràstik Punkaires @ 12PM
19 May 2018 Zaragoza, ES La Boveda del Albergue La Boveda del Albergue
19 May 2018 Zaragoza, ES Arrebato Arrebato
17 May 2018 tba, ES tba tba
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
15 May 2018 Montril, ES Recording@gismo7 Recording@gismo7
14 May 2018 Montril, ES Recording@gismo7 Recording@gismo7
11 May 2018 Pontevedra, ES Liceo Mutante Liceo Mutante
10 May 2018 Oviedo, ES Lata de Zinc Lata de Zinc
09 May 2018 Bordeaux, FR Bar l'Avant Scene Bar l'Avant Scene
08 May 2018 Paris, FR Le Petite Balcon Le Petite Balcon
07 May 2018 Bucharest, RO Jazz Nouveau@Control Club Jazz Nouveau@Control Club
05 May 2018 Rotterdam, NL Jazzcafe Dizzy Jazzcafe Dizzy
03 May 2018 Amsterdam, NL De Ruimte De Ruimte
14 Mar 2018 Freiburg, GER E-Werk E-Werk
13 Mar 2018 La Spezia, IT Bacchus Bacchus
12 Mar 2018 Torri di Arcugnano, IT La Beccaccia La Beccaccia
11 Mar 2018 Marghera, IT Argo16 Argo16
10 Mar 2018 Bistrica ob Sotli, SL Klub Metulj Klub Metulj
09 Mar 2018 Budapest, HU Opus Jazz Club Opus Jazz Club
08 Mar 2018 Budapest, HU Gólya Gólya
07 Mar 2018 Bielsko-Biała, PL Rude Boy Rude Boy
06 Mar 2018 Kraków, PL Piec Art Acoustic Jazz Club Piec Art Acoustic Jazz Club
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



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