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Zipflo Reinhardt Band

Zipflo Reinhardt Band

Zipflo Reinhardt is an excellent jazz musician whose ancestor Django Reinhardt once brought jazz to Europe. Now he himself is known far beyond his native region, is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding jazz violinists of our time, and has performed with many musical greats, including Tony Scott, Pony Poindexter, Tony Inzalaco, Jimmy Woode Keith Copeland, Biréli Lagrène, Billy Brooks, Emil Mangelsdorff, Tony Lakatos and Alvin Queen.


In recent years Reinhardt has been performing mainly with his fusion jazz formation “The Zipflo Reinhardt Band”, with Andy Herrmann (keyboards), German Klaiber (bass) and Matthias Daneck (drums), playing fusion jazz at the very highest level.


Those familiar with Zipflo Reinhardt’s musical palette know that it is not his business to dwell nostalgically in musical patterns of bygone times, for Zipflo Reinhardt has taken inspiration from various contemporary jazz heavyweights to ultimately find his very own musical form, both in stylistic orientation and in his unmistakably individual interpretive style. Here, the various stylistic elements merge into a new captivating musical expression or well-known jazz standards are presented in new musical garments. Reinhardt’s soulful ballads are just as convincing as his sometimes eruptive solos, which testify to Reinhardt’s extraordinary playing skills. At the same time, Zipflo Reinhardt always makes sure that his music remains thematically clearly structured. His unique sound on the electrically amplified acoustic violin is unmistakable.

Zipflo Reinhardt Band – Mugavero

Zipflo Reinhardt Band – Pamukkale

Zipflo Reinhardt Band – Someone To Light Up My Life

Zipflo Reinhardt


Zipflo Reinhardt

Zipflo Reinhardt


  • Various TV appearances and contributions on the radio as well as tours through Europe made Zipflo Reinhardt known to a wider public and earned him high regard in jazz circles. Jazz journals highlighted Reinhardt’s expressive playing technique, his individual style and his compositional diversity.
  • The organizer of “The European Gipsy Music Festival” 1994 in the English Garden of Munich, introduced Zipflo Reinhardt as “…one of the best jazz violinists in the world”.
  • At the “Zelt Musik Festival Freiburg” (ZMF) 2001 Zipflo Reinhardt received the ZMF award.
  • Played with Biréli Lagrène, Alvin Queen, Fritz Pauer, Kuno Schmid, among others. His collaborations with Keith Copeland, Billy Brooks, Tony Lakatos, Emil Mangelsdorff and Markus Stockhausen were also significant.

Andy Herrmann

Andy Herrmann


  • 1986-1990 Piano studies at the “Swiss Jazz School” Bern.
  • 1995-2002 Classical composition studies at the Freiburg University of Music.
  • Since 2009 Professor at the Lucerne University of Music.
  • 2010 Nomination for the New German Jazz Prize with his trio.
  • Andy Herrmann played with numerous jazz greats such as Benny Golson, Jimmy Woode, Dave Liebman, Zipflo Reinhardt, Reggie Johnson, Debbie “Sister” Sledge, the Anne Czichowski Quintett, the Axel Kühn Trio and many others.

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German Klaiber


  • 1986 – 1987 Studies at the Swiss Jazz School Bern double bass lessons with Peter Frey.
  • 1987 – 1993 Studies at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart.
  • 1997- 2001 Student of John Clayton.
  • Since 2004 lecturer at the IMCF Freiburg.
  • Since 2011 professor for ensemble at the hKDM in Freiburg.
  • His activities as a sought-after accompanist include concerts and recordings with: Herb Ellis, Franco Ambrosetti, Peter Herbolzheimer, Jiggs Whigham, Ack Van Rooyen, Ernie Watts, Jeff Clayton, John Ruocco, Giani Basso, Bobby Shew, Ron Williams, Wolfgang Lackerschmid, Wolfgang Haffner, Andi Haderer.

Matthias Daneck

Matthias Daneck


  • studied at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern.
  • made a name for himself on the European jazz scene with bands such as the South Quartet, Anne Czichowsky, and his own formation N.O.W..
  • He has been touring internationally with Ute Lemper for several years, can also be heard with the classical star Ragna Schirmer and can be heard on over 70 CD productions to date.

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