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Frank Höfliger - Bassplayer


Frank the BASS

    currently spinning



    discography

    • Nora Schmidt Manni Kreutzer & The Overhesse 2018
    • Nora Schmidt Nora Schmidt - Auslese 2017
    • Missa Brasileira Jean Kleeb - Missa Brasileira 2017
    • Aconcagua Aconcagua - Rumba Nuestra 2016
    • Drei Stimmen Drei Stimmen: Mein größter Wunsch... 2015
    • Purephonic Purephonic: live & pure 2015
    • Nora Schmidt Nora Schmidt: La vie en rose 2012
    • Dieter Steinmann Dieter Steinmann: spiritual journey 2008
    • Hollywood Connection Hollywood Connection: everything 2007
    • John Burgess John Burgess: live in Giessen 2006
    • Hollywood Connection Frank Keller's Acoustic Lounge 2005
    • Hollywood Connection Hollywood Connection: best of both worlds 2004
    • Hollywood Connection Hollywood Connection: Swing Lounge 2002
    • Rapresentative Rapresentative: Wer fühlen will muß hören 2001
    • Rolf Munkes Rolf Munkes: No More Obscurity 2000
    • Alles Philippi Alles Philippi: Der Bembelator 1998
    • De Maddin Martin Schneider: Aschebeschär 1997
    • Back to the 50s Back to the 50's: The king still lives on 1997
    • Mira K Overdrive Mira Kay Overdrive: Majestic 1997
    • Back to the 50s Back to the 50's: Live 1997
    • Creamteam Creamteam: Soliloqui 1995
    • Vokal Total Vokal Total: Vokal Total 1994


    history

  • 1986-1990:
    Diplom als Berufsmusiker und Instrumentalpädagoge,
    FMW (Frankfurt/M) studied with Gert Zimanowski,
    Mike Schoenmehl and Rüdiger Weckbacher

  • 1991-1993:
    Professional Diploma (summa cum laude), Berklee College Of Music, Boston USA being awarded with a Berklee Achievement Scholarship, studied with Bruce Gertz and Oscar Stagnaro

  • 1994-2020:

    • Creamteam (Fusion, originals) (1994)
    • Four Brothers (Blues) (1994)
    • Blues on Tap (Blues) (1994)
    • instructor for bass, ensemble & music theory at Musikschule Marburg e.V. (1995 - 2020)
    • Crazy Cult Orchestra (Blues Brothers & Rocky Horror Show) (1995)
    • MasQueNada (Soul/Funk/Jazz) (1996)
    • Back to the 50's (Showband) (1996 - 2000)
    • Mandacaru (Traditional & Modern Salsa) (1996)
    • Tribop (Jazztrio, in the tradition of Wes Montgomery) (1998)
    • The Rod Lane Show (Elvis Presley) (1998)
    • John Burgess Quartett (Modern Jazz, originals) (1998)
    • Rolf Munkes Band (Progressiv Rock, originals) (1999)
    • Hollywood Connection (Party/Show-Band) (2001-2011)
    • Sax'n'Bass (Acoustic Duo) (2001 - 2011)
    • Simone Kerchner (2006)
    • Jürgen Schwab (Jazz-Pop-Rock, originals)
    • instructor for bass, ensemble, eartraining, music theory & educational theory at -RPJAM- Rock-Pop-Jazz Berufsakademie Mittelhessen (2008-2016)
    • Morning Sprite (Latin-Jazz Trio originals) (2012)
    • Purephonic (Soul-Gospel) (2012)
    • Rushhour in Bagdad (Fusion, originals) (2013)
    • Aconcagua (Latin-Salsa-Brazil) (2013)
    • Macbeth, Beijing (China) TanzCompagnie, Stadttheater Giessen (2013)
    • Rilke-Project TanzCompagnie, Stadttheater Giessen (2014)
    • ZAC Variete Marburg (since 2015)


  • since 1994:
    instructor for bass, eartraining & music theory Justus Liebig Universität (Gießen)

  • since 1994:
    active member of Jazzinitiative Gießen e.V.



    equipment

    amps

    • EICH T-900
    • SWR Spellbinder, Headlite & MM Preamp

    cabinets

    • SWR Goliath & Goliath jr.

    basses

    • Status S2-Classic
    • Fender Marcus Miller V
    • Sadowsky IV-string fretted, V-string frettless
    • Ken Smith VI-string fretted '90
    • Launhardt Averell D IV-string acoustic bass
    • 3/4 Upright bass Julius Rudolph (1926)

    efx

    bow

    cases/bags





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