Artists can be dime-a-dozen, but there is truly only one Tobias Hoffmann.
Hoffmann was born in Göppingen (Germany) in 1988 and during this time discovered his passion for music and saxophone aroun his high school years. From Circa 2008 – 2010, he studied at the University for Music, Drama and Media in Hannover tilb 2010 at the Prins Claus Conservatorium Groningen (Netherlands), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in June 2013. After that he started his studies of Jazz Composition and Arrangement at the Musik und Kunst Universität der Stadt Wien. At the same time he studied Jazz-Saxophone at the Musik und Kunst Universität Wien and graduated with a Master of Arts (MA) with distinction in 2015.
Between 2005, when he started performing, and 2016, he won a few national and international awards while playing in different formations. Among those were a second prize at the “Jugend Jazzt“ competition of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg; the first award (cum laude) at the competition of the International European Music Festival in Neerpelt (Belgium) and first award at the. Euroregio Big Band Contest 2013“ in Enschede (Netherlands).
Besides working on his own projects, Tobias Hoffmann also became a sought-after sideman,
composer and arranger for a wide variety of lineups and styles. From 2014 to 2017 he was
conductor of the Vienna Spittelberg Jazz Orchestra, for which he also appeared as
composer and arranger. Concert tours have taken him to Russia and several European countries. He has played with musicians such as Bob Mintzer, Joe Gallardo, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Paul Kuhn, Benny Golson.
With an enormous background in Jazz, Hoffman would eventually start composing, arranging and releasing his own solo records. His 2022 effort Conspiracy is one of his most notable to date. Comprised of 10 solidly composed and creatively dynamic Jazz tracks full of many moods, outbursts, subtleties and everything in between, Conspiracies brings a whole new modern edge to old school Jazz flavors, completely to a whole next level. From the James Bond-like intro to opening title track Conspiracy”, to the hauntingly ominous guitar swells of “Renegade” and the to chunky rhythm guitar chugs in “Who Knows”, this record’s versatility has just about something for everyone in the world of jazz.
This record has an incredible vast array of moods, landscapes, outbursts, tempo changes, paralleled solos and instruments, all concocted into one big major next level soundscape xcomprised of a 10-track juggernaut. Any Jazz fan will find themselves in awe over Conspiracy.
Tobias Hoffman is an award winning composer, and this record is one of many reasons why. His world class talent is untouchable, his passion for the genre is unwavering and anyone who gives this record a listen will instantly agree. You can listen to Conspiracy on any digital music streaming platform.