Florian Herzog, bassist and composer, is a pioneer of the German and international jazz and avant-garde scenes.
After living and working in the Netherlands, Cologne and finally New York, he now writes for projects that are avant-garde jazz, pop or electronic, but also always all of the above. His bass playing has been described by the press as "emancipated, spirited and sensitive."
His collective bands such as Just Another Foundry, Turn, and Trillmann have won multiple awards and released eight albums together. As a leader, Herzog's projects such as Moon Tree and his just-released quartet album "Almost Natural" are peppered with international collaborations. He has worked with established greats like Theo Bleckmann, Jim Black and Nils Wogram but also with the new generation and musicians like Anna Webber, Elias Stemeseder and Nick Dunston.
He is also active as a sideman in Germany and the U.S. and has curated the "Monday Meetings" series at Loft Cologne for over four years.
“Many people think there is nothing new under the sun in jazz anymore - this quartet proves that this mostly thoughtless attitude is simply not true” - Rolf Thomas, FAZ, 2023
"A bass solo by Florian Herzog feels like a powerful theatrical monologue."- Stefan Pieper, NRW Jazz, 2022
"The music is a wild, radical and thrilling roller coaster ride" - Odilo Clausnitzer, WDR, 2023
"Florian Herzog on double bass [...] is an enrichment for the artistic art on the instrument" - Dagmar Williamson, Amberger News, 2023
Avignon Jazz Award, Maastricht Jazz Award, Young German Jazz Award, Conad Jazz Award, New York scholarship of the DAAD,