Jeff Herr is born in 1980 in Luxembourg. He began his musical studies in 1991 in the “Conservatoire de Luxembourg”, with lessons of Solfege, Classical Percussion, Drums, Latin Percussion, Harmony and Piano. He stayed until 2001, having graduated in Solfege (Premier Prix) and Drums (Premier Prix and Prix Supérieur). From 2001 to 2005, he was studying Jazz music at the Conservatorium Maastricht, department Jazz and Pop, with Drums as main subject. Besides the musical courses he also followed pedagogic and methodic classes to obtain a music teacher diploma for Drum set.

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He graduated successfully in 2005 and added a postgraduate course which he completed in 2008. Jeff has studied with Guy Frisch, Al Ginter, Rainer Kind, Ron Van Stratum, Arnoud Gerritse, Jamal Thomas and Oliver Strauch and followed master classes with Nippy Noya, Changuito, Phil Maturano and many more… Since 2001 he has been performing in a lot of different bands and projects with various talented musicians like Pascal Schumacher, Marc Demuth, Greg Lamy, Ernie Hammes, Johannes Müller, Maxime Bender, Carlo Nardozza, Pascal Mohy, Jef Neve, Christophe Devisscher or Joachim Badenhorst and players from the Maastricht-Limburg region. Jeff is also a co-founder from the spectacular percussion and DJ group “Stroke X”. In 2003 he joined the Funk-Soul Cover band “Funx Force Five”, an upcoming show-band from Aachen, Germany, as well as the Hip-Hop group “The Gentles”, Luxembourg’s breakthrough artists from 2003. In the same year he created his own band, the Jeff Herr Corporation, with musicians that he had met during his studies in Maastricht: Carlo Nardozza, Trumpet; Joonas Lorenz, Fender Rhodes and Synthesizers; Tom Van Acker, Basses. In July 2004 the band signed a record deal with the Waltzing-Parke Records (WPR) Label and recorded their 1st CD “Modern Times” which was officially released in January 2005. A second opus, “Conspiracy”, followed in 2007. Since then the band has been performing in many different countries, among them the Benelux, France, Germany, Romania, Greece, Vietnam… In 2005 he joined the Soul/R’n’B Band “Funky P” who hit the charts in summer 2006 with their debut single “Smile Baby”. Their latest EP “Funk’d Up” (2012) with the singles “Move your body”, “Funkamental” and “World is burning” still has a lot of airplay on Luxembourg’s biggest radio station RTL. He is actually playing with Luxembourg’s finest Blues Guitar player Remo Cavallini and performs regulary with austrian singer Shlomit Butbul, indian Sitar Master Pandit Deobrat Mishra and Luxemburg based icelandic singer Thorunn. Another new and interesting project is his collaboration with drummer Joel Heyard with whom he founded the Duo JH Groove Factory in 2011. Finally, in autumn 2012, a collaboaration with fellow musicians Maxime Bender (Saxophone) and Laurent Payfert (Doublebass) became the new Jeff Herr Corporation. In 2014, he releases his first cd in trio “Layer Cake” (Igloo records)

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