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ABOUT THE BAND

KUHN FU is a paranoid prog punk jazz performance

Does this sound weird?…well we are still a hairy fish with legs that can climb a tree.

 

Christian Kühn ( 40, Germany )

is the German bandleader who moves like a rat on stage. He has been accused of schizophrenia by the jazz press and is constantly fighting a war against „the invisible jazz wall“. He talks a lot, on and off stage. In Berlin, he takes part in wild gatherings purely for social research, to have stories for his programmatic music.


Esat Ekincioglu ( 31, Turkey )

tries to destroy his cheap pressboard bass since 2012. He is a true master of the „Turkish Bass Solo“. Born in Istanbul one cannot judge him without having eaten his lentil soup. When not breaking things with KUHN FU, he leads Turkish Pumpkin and is a member of AVA Trio.


Ziv Taubenfeld ( 34, Israel )

was born in Karmiel. Improvising on the bass clarinet is his way of being. He searches for the pure primitive that is free from time when leading ‘Full Sun’, a fairly large ensemble based on the Amsterdam impro scene.


John Dikeman ( 37, USA )

Is a beast on the tenor sax, some even say he is the reincarnation of Albert Ayler. His ear shattering volume and intensity on the tenor make him a great new asset to KUHN FU. His thick American accent almost make him a parody of an American cowboy who plays free jazz.


Sofia Salvo ( 27, Argentina )

Sofía Salvo is a baritone sax player and improviser from Buenos Aires, Argentina, currently living in Berlin, Germany. Her performances include a strong combination between acoustic noisy sounds and dark introspective melodies.


George Hadow ( 28, England)

comes from Devon, loves fish & chips and Indian music. He plays loud drums but is a quite person by nature. On the Autobahn touring with Günther the van, you see him looking out the window, headphones on, tapping his fingers. We once asked him, “what music are you listening to?” He replied „not music, it’s a metronome“.


 

We played many gigs in the 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

 

KUHN FU