PETER VAN HUFFEL
Saxophonist / Clarinetist / Composer


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


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"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)


NOW AVAILABLE!!!
GORILLA MASK's
"Bite My Blues"
on Clean Feed Records


Clean Feed Records (2014)

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Now Available! - BOOM CRANE


Fresh Sound/New Talent (2014)

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Now Available!
from Peter Van Huffel & Sophie Tassignon ...


Wizmart Records (2014)

 

Video Feature - GORILLA MASK "Dirty City"
(Live at Handelsbeurs, Gent - April 20th, 2013)




Upcoming Shows: For Past Performances click here

SEP '14
 
     
Sat. 26th
21:00
w/ Lina Allemano, Nathan Bontrager, Meinrad Kneer
Berlin, DE
         
         
OCT '14
 
     
Sun. 5th
20:00
Van Huffel/Maksymiw Duo
Berlin, DE
Wed. 8th
20:30
GORILLA MASK
Tilburg, NL
Thurs. 9th
20:00

GORILLA MASK +
Klein/Buyukberber/van der Weide/Hadow

Amsterdam, NL
Fri. 10th
20:00
GORILLA MASK
Erfurt, DE
Sat. 11th
20:00
GORILLA MASK
Nordhausen, DE
Wed. 22nd
21:00
GORILLA MASK feat. Matthias Schubert (ts)
Berlin, DE
Tues. 28th
21:30
BOOM CRANE
Toronto, Canada
Wed. 29th
12:30
BOOM CRANE

Humber College -
Concert & Clinic

Toronto, Canada
Wed. 29th
21:30
BOOM CRANE
Toronto, Canada
Thurs. 30th
21:00
BOOM CRANE
Kingston, Canada
Fri. 31st
15:30
BOOM CRANE

University of Toronto -
Concert & Clinic

Toronto, Canada
Fri. 31st
20:30
BOOM CRANE
Waterloo, Canada
         
         
NOV '14
         
Sat. 8th
20:00
Trio w/ Devin Gray (US)+ Olaf Rupp (DE)
Berlin, DE
Wed. 12th
20:00
House of Mirrors
Kleinmachnow, DE
Fri. 14th
21:00
Kenosha Kid
(Nettles, Fidezius, Carpio, Van Huffel)
Berlin, DE
Sat. 15th
20:00
Kenosha Kid
(Nettles, Fidezius, Carpio, Van Huffel)
Berlin, DE
Wed. 19th
20:00
House of Mirrors (double-bill with
Shoot the Moon)
Berlin, DE
Tues. 25th
21:30

GORILLA MASK +
THE JOB (NL)

West Germany
(Skalitzer Str. 133)

Berlin, DE
         
         
JAN '15
         
Tues. 13th
20:00
Van Huffel/Maksymiw Duo
Berlin, DE
Mon. 19th
20:00
GORILLA MASK
Cottbus, DE
         
         
FEB '15
         
Tues. 17th
TBA
Van Huffel/Maksymiw Duo - ON TOUR

TBA

TBA
Wed. 18th
TBA
Van Huffel/Maksymiw Duo - ON TOUR

TBA

TBA
Thurs. 19th
TBA
Van Huffel/Maksymiw Duo - ON TOUR

TBA

TBA
Fri. 20th
20:00
Van Huffel/Maksymiw Duo - ON TOUR
Bergneustadt, DE
Sat. 21st
20:00
Van Huffel/Maksymiw Duo - ON TOUR
Cologne, DE
         
         
APR '15
 
     
Fri. 17th
21:00
GORILLA MASK
Liege, BE
         
         
MAY '15
 
     
Fri. 1st
21:30
GORILLA MASK
w/ Special Guests TBA
Berlin, DE
Sat. 2nd
21:30
GORILLA MASK
w/ Special Guests TBA
Berlin, DE