During the crossover boom of recent years, audiences have witnessed contrived crossover, forced crossover, economically motivated crossover and, in rare and happy cases, crossover from artists who truly feel at home in different genres and fields. Andreas Martin Hofmeir is such an artist. He is a successful cabaret performer, author, moderator, and founding member of the cult pop band LaBrassBanda, as well as a virtuoso tuba soloist who has been awarded the ECHO Klassik prize. With Hofmeir, refined classical music meets Brazilian jazz, Funk meets Baroque, music meets cabaret, and the tuba is at the center of it all. Together with the members of his jazz band and a large orchestra, Hofmeir effortlessly brings together seemingly incompatible worlds. At the end of the evening, audiences have been coaxed into giving up many of their prejudices and preconceptions, not only about the tuba.
The crossover project All About That Bass is available for booking by orchestras.
What the Critics Say
“Standing ovations for all the musicians who made this evening such a wonderful experience, but especially for Hofmeir. With a combination of virtuosity and humor, he succeeded in his quest to be the Don Quixote of the tuba.” Trierer Volksfreund, 10 May 2015