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)

Kenosha Kid's "Inside Voices"
Now available on Vinyl
Click here for samples, credits and purchasing info


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COMING SOON

The Scrambling EX
on FMR ...



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Available here! GORILLA MASK -
"Bite My Blues"



For more album info and to purchase recordings,
please click here

 

Check out GORILLA MASK'S new website at gorillamaskmusic.com!!!

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


Upcoming Shows: For Past Performances click here

MAR '15
         
Sat. 14th
23:30
w/ Brent Bagwell (ts), Roland Fidezius (bs), Seth Nanaa (dr)
Berlin, DE
Mon. 23rd
21:00
w/ Tobias Delius (ts), Klaus Kuervers (bs), Yorgos Dimitriadis (dr)
Berlin, DE
Sat. 28th
21:00
GORILLA MASK
Berlin, DE
         
         
APR '15
 
     
Fri. 17th
21:00
GORILLA MASK
Liege, BE
Tues. 21st
21:00
GORILLA MASK
Krakow, PL
Wed. 22nd
21:00
GORILLA MASK
Krakow, PL
Tues. 28th
21:00
w/ Harris Eisenstadt (dr), Uli Kempendorff (ts, cl), TBA (bs)
Berlin, DE
         
         
MAY '15
 
     
Fri. 1st
21:30
GORILLA MASK
w/ Gebhard Ullmann, Andreas Willers & Maurizio Ravalico!
Berlin, DE
Sat. 2nd
21:30
GORILLA MASK
w/ Matthias Schubert, Olaf Rupp & Joerg Hochapfel!
Berlin, DE
Sun. 3rd
20:00
w/ Ken Aldcroft (gt) & Meinrad Kneer (bs)

Miss Hecker

Berlin, DE
Fri. 15th
21:30
Berlin, DE
Tues. 19th
20:00
w/ Jeff Younger (gt), Roland Fidezius (bs),
Christian Marien (dr)
Berlin, DE
Fri. 22nd
21:00
w/ Nathan Bontrager (cello), Antonis Anissegos (pn),
Christian Marien (dr)

Kuehlspot Social Club

Berlin, DE
Sat. 23rd
21:00
The Scrambling EX
Berlin, DE
         
         
JUNE '15
 
     
Sat. 6th
TBA
Berlin, DE
Fri. 26th
TBA
GORILLA MASK
Laerz, DE
         
         
SEPT '15
 
     
Wed. 30th
20:00
KRONIX
Duisburg, DE
         
         
OCT '15
 
     
Wed. 21st
20:00
The Scrambling EX
Hamburg, DE
Fri. 30th
20:00
w/ Frank Paul Schubert (ss, as), Meinrad Kneer (bs) & Christian Marien (dr)

Miss Hecker

Berlin, DE