Barcelona, 1988 with Woody Shaw, Photo: Jean Morant

 

Annette Neuffer began to play the trumpet at the age of eighteen. Three years later she took up her studies at the University Of Music in Graz/Austria. After two years she changed the university to study with Claus Stoetter in Stuttgart.  Since 1995 she is the singer of the Al Porcino Bigband.

1996 diploma in Stuttgart, followed by two more years of masterclass studies with Claus Stötter and various teaching jobs at different schools and jazz workshops. She worked, amongst others, with Benny Golson, Jimmy Woode, Billy Mitchell, Horst Jankowsky, Bobby Burgess Big Band, Sunday Night Orchestra, Mike Hennessey, Pete York, Milt Hinton, Conte Candoli, Harold Ashby, Alexanders Swingtime Band etc.. With her own quintet she is able to both feature her abilities as a singer and horn player, the first CD of the band  "Come Dance With Me"(yvp cd 3103) has been recorded in October 2001 with Claus Koch, ts, Bernhard Pichl, p, Rudi Engel, b and Hendrik Smock, dr

The second recording of the band, now with Jens Düppe on drums, carries the title: "The Art Of Chet" - a dedication to legendary trumpet player and singer Chet Baker. Besides a couple of tunes that are strongly connected to Baker, the repertoire does also contain different originals and lyrics by Annette, also new lyrics for Mulligan's original "Line For Lyons". Publication in 2004 on yvp .

 

2005 recording and publication of the CD "Easy To Love" on yvp.

 

2011 CD "Swing Till Sunrise" with Claus Koch, Claus Raible, Giorgos Antoniou, Steve Brown

 

Musikhochschule Stuttgart 1993, Wynton Marsalis and Achim Rothe

 Foto Jörg Becker

 

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