The Claudia Quintet
Formed by drummer/composer John Hollenbeck in 1997, this NYC ensemble’s sound continues to explore the edge without alienating the mainstream, proving that genre-defying music can be for everyone. Their singular sound has inspired dancing hippie girls at a New Mexico noise festival, the avant-garde cognoscenti in the concert halls of Vienna and Sao Paolo, and a generation of young musicians worldwide.
"A compelling example of what 21st century jazz can sound like: both maddeningly complex and irresistibly hard-grooving, performed by dexterous improvisers who inject something new into every take."
–The Village Voice
John Hollenbeck - drums and composition
Chris Speed -tenor sax and clarinet
Red Wierenga - accordion
Matt Moran - vibes
Chris Tordini - bass