History

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History

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How, out of Frl. Mayer, came Frl. Mayers Hinterhausjazzer

1902 Hedwig Mayer was born.

1969 Michael Rox took up residence in her – courtyard terrace house (Hinterhaus).

1971 – His appartment there became a meeting place for jazz-mad students – and – (after certain birth pains) “The” band was born – a band that now boasts a fan-club with a multi-national membership list.


Over the years since their first appearance in 1974 has developed the inimitable “Hinterhaus-style” heard to-day. “Music that is lived and felt”, as one critic penetratingly wrote; or, as listeners repeatedly confirm: “You can feel they don´t have to prove anything to themselves or to the audience – they´re simply having a great time with their music.” Nine long-playing recordings document the “professionalism” of these seven musicans; however, perhaps it is because they have retained their amateur status that they also retain their wholehearted enthusiasm for their music. Their dynamic performances – including over 100 Radio and T.V. broadcasts and countless club, Festival, Gala and concert appearances – have won the hearts of audiences all over the world.


Here are the “Mayers”:

Michael Roxon on the piano (since 1971)

Hans Schweizer on trombone (since 1972)

Hermann Schloz on drums (since 1975)

Hermann Bruderhoferon banjo (since 1977)

Philipp Reiß on bass (since 1978)

Andy Lawrence on trumpet (from 1985 – 1993 and since 2008)

 

Jerry Gabrielon on clarinet and saxophone (since 1996)