Hobby Horse is a progressive/experimental/crossover jazz trio based in Italy, figurehead of the rapidly developing new Italian jazz scene, but equally comfortable playing underground rock venues and dance clubs. During 6 years of intense activity they have released 5 records to widespread critical acclaim and their touring schedule has seen them performing in important festivals and clubs throughout Europe and North America including Umbria Jazz, Jazzwerkstatt Graz, Sudtirol Jazz Festival, Ton Art Tirol, Saxstall, Skylark Chicago, Jazz Estate Milwaukee and Ausland Berlin.
Their music is a wildly unpredictable mix of styles, a melting pot of musical languages ranging from slam poetry to techno to psychedelic bossanova, prog rock, hip-hop and chamber music. Passing from hypnotic drones to violent explosions of noise, they manage to maintain an underlying sense of balance, shared exploration and discovery, sculpting their sets into an overarching form which maintains artistic coherence despite (or perhaps due to) the drastic contrasts it contains.
Dan Kinzelman – winds, percussion, voice, electronics
Joe Rehmer – bass, harmonium, voice, electronics
Stefano Tamborrino – drums, voice, electronics