PETER VAN HUFFEL
Saxophonist / Clarinetist / Composer


Contact: vanhuffel [dot] peter [at] gmail [dot] com


link
link
link

Biography / Press & Reviews / CDs & Music

Photo Gallery / Projects / Discography


"The Berlin-based Canadian alto saxophonist, Peter van Huffel may be one of the most intense performers on this instrument. He creates sharp images with his playing, is exceedingly energetic ... [and] has an inventive sense of rhythm. In this respect he is like Eric Dolphy, who played with a pulse that originated from the inventions of Charlie Parker, but carried the ideas of that genius into a wholly different sphere of consciousness."

(Raul d'Gama Rose - All About Jazz, March 2010)

"Huffel and his crew, dubbed "Gorilla Mask," bring both the Brötzmann and the Black Flag in a tidy, compact package... Huffel’s more direct, confrontational method results in a thrash-jazz record that’s more purposeful, unpredictable and just plain fun. Huffel and Gorilla Mask have created the perfect gateway drug into acoustic jazz for Henry Rollins fans."

(S. Victor Aaron - Something Else!, Nov. 2012)


"Van Huffel's improvisational vision rides across the rippling vehemence with a combination of fervour and matter-or-factness, with the add-on of near-pastoral explorations of melody..."

(Massimo Ricci - Touching Extremes, Nov. 2012)

NEW RELEASES!

Click here for more details
on all releases

Coming Soon:

GORILLA MASK -
"Bite My Blues"
May 2014 on Clean Feed Records
Keep posted for more info...




The new CD from
Peter Van Huffel & Sophie Tassignon ...


Now Available! ... on Wizmart Records

_________________________________________

Now Available! - BOOM CRANE


Fresh Sound/New Talent (2014)

_________________________________________

GORILLA MASK's debut CD - HOWL! (2012)


Available on Between the Lines Records

 

NEW VIDEO! - GORILLA MASK "Chained"

 

Upcoming Shows: For Past Performances click here

MAR '14
 
     
Sun. 2nd
21:30
The Scrambling EX
Berlin, DE
Wed. 26th
22:00
Trio w/ Rudi Fischerlehner (dr) & Hugo Antunes (bs)
Brussels, BE
Thurs. 27th
20:30
GORILLA MASK
Sint Niklaas, BE
Fri. 28th
20:30
GORILLA MASK
Brugge, BE
 
     
         
APR '14        
         
Fri. 4th
20:00
w/ Alex Maksymiw (gt), Bernd Oezsevim (dr)
Berlin, DE
Sun. 13th
21:30
The Scrambling EX
double-bill w/ Lina Alleman Four (CAN)
Berlin, DE
         
         
MAY '14        
         
Fri. 2nd
20:00
Van Huffel / Maksymiw Duo
Berlin, DE
Fri. 16th
20:30
w/ Ken Aldcroft (gt), Klaus Kuervers (bs), Roy Carroll (elec.)
Berlin, DE
Sun. 18th
20:00
Berlin, DE
Tues. 20th
20:00
w/ Ken Aldcroft (gt), Meinrad Kneer (bs), Rudi Fischerlehner (dr)
Berlin, DE
         
         
JUNE '14
 
     
Mon. 16th
21:00
The Scrambling EX
Berlin, DE
         
         
JULY '14
 
     
Fri. 18th
TBA
GORILLA MASK
Circulo Bellas Artes (GOETHE Institut)
Madrid, ES
Sat. 19th
TBA
GORILLA MASK
Coimbra, PT
Sun. 20th
TBA
GORILLA MASK
Venue TBA
Parede, PT
         
OCT '14
 
     
Wed. 8th
20:30
GORILLA MASK
Tilburg, NL
Fri. 10th
20:00
GORILLA MASK
Erfurt, DE
Sat. 11th
20:00
GORILLA MASK
Nordhausen, DE
 
     
         
NOV '14
 
     
Wed. 19th
20:00
House of Mirrors (double-bill with
Shoot the Moon)
Berlin, DE