Jeff Herr Corporation (LX)

Opus Jazz Club
  • Maxime Bender - saxophone
  • Laurent Payfert - double bass
  • Jeff Herr - drums

The Jeff Herr Corporation is a Luxembourgish jazz trio founded in 2003 by the drummer and composer Jeff Herr. At that time a quartet, it consisted of musicians that Herr had met during his studies in Maastrich. The band was signed by Waltzing-Parke Records (WPR) in 2004 and released two albums.

In 2013, the line up changed from four to three. The new corporation surprises with dexterity and presents itself as a linear trio, without the need for a harmonic instrument. Jeff Herr on drums, Maxime Bender on saxophone and Laurent Payfert on double bass form a highly skilled and energetic trio which relies on the compositional abilities of each of the three members. Well arranged and structured songs as well as wild and free improvisations cover the bands large repertoire, which is filled with surprising cover songs from iconic pop artists such as David Bowie or Jimi Hendrix. Describing their style as “modern vintage”, the trio oscillates between a rather traditional, acoustic sound, without so-called modern sound elements such as keyboard, synthesiser or guitar effects, and contemporary compositions with improvised sections that enable the musicians to develop their play to the fullest. The strength and tightness of the band emerge from a strong rhythmical impact and emphasise the origins of music: the groove. 

Numerous concerts in the Benelux, France, Germany, the UK, Romania, Greece, Japan, Vietnam, India and Russia contributed to the Jeff Herr Corporation’s both national and international success. In 2015, the band received the Export Artist of the Year Award (music:LX) in the Jazz category.

Their 2014 album Layer Cake received critical as well as public acclaim. Manifesto, their brand new one, released in November 2017 consists of 7 original songs and a surprising cover version of Randy Newman’s song “Same girl“. It ensures the continuity with Layer Cake, the oscillation between structured compositions and free improvisations as well as the contrast between the acoustic sound and the contemporary interpretation.

Tickets are available for 1300 HUF on the spot,
online at, and at InterTicket Jegypont partners across Hungary.

Please don't forget to reserve a table after purchasing your ticket, as seating at Opus Jazz Club can only be guaranteed in this case.

We hold reservations until 9pm. Remaining tables are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

For reservations, please call +36 1 216 7894 and have your ticket or voucher at hand.


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