Tom Banholzer tp,flh,arr

Andi Maile ts,ss

Tobias Rädle p

Karoline Höfler b

Patrick Manzecchi dr

Tom Banholzer formed the band in the spring

of 1999 . The group exclusivly plays tunes by

Duke Ellington and his "musical family" .

The bandleader wrote arrangements to portray

these wonderful classics in a fresh and new

approach . In the spring of 1999 , the quintet

played its first gig at the famous Jazzclub

 "Seekuh" in Konstanz/Germany with

Andi Maile ts,ss (Stuttgart)-Marcel Schefer p

(St.Gallen/CH)-Christoph Sprenger b (Zürich/CH)

and Patrick Manzecchi dr (Konstanz) .

The gig was so good , that the band was 

immediately booked as the supporting

act for Al Jarreau at the Hohentwiel Jazzfesival

in June . That set was recorded and is available

on CD - the brilliant Jochen Feucht on ts,ss

(because Maile had another engagement) .

The 2nd CD "More Duke And Live Again"

was recorded at the "Essebar" in Winterthur/CH .

That performance was broadcasted live by Radio

Stadtfilter with the formidable Philip Eden on 

piano . Tobias Rädle (Friedrichshafen/D) , also

an excellent musician , is on piano since the

end of 2017 . Now on the bass is the wonderful 

Karoline Höfler (Stuttgart) .

In any case , you get :

swingy , funky , groovy , bluesy and soulful



Tom Banholzer tp,flh

Klaus Knöpfle as,ts

Thomas Schwabe keyb

Peter Drefahl b

Martin Deufel dr

 For more than two decades these

musicians have played in various bands .

The group "Soul Eyes" presents 

them in one formation , playing what

they love most :

soulful and bluesy Jazz with a good

portion of latin