The Ruff Pack
Brooklyn based group THE RUFF PACK (TRP) blends together the improvisational nature and compositional complexity of Jazz with the rustic groove and frenetic energy of Hip-Hop.
TRP visualizes instrumental Hip-Hop through live instrumentation. Founded and co-lead by Stephan Kondert and Matthias ‘Pedals’ Loescher, TRP has released two Studio albums: “WITH YOU (2013),” and “Introducing THE RUFF PACK (2010),” as well as a live-concert DVD, “THE RUFF PACK LIVE” (2011). Since 2009 they have been touring regularly on both sides of the Atlantic and featured at countless jazz, hip-hop clubs and festivals, including:
the “Blue Note Jazz Club (NYC)”, “Jazz TM Festival” (Romania) “Catch A Fire Festival (Germany)”, the “Red Bull Brandwagen Geheimkonzerttour (Vienna)”, featuring Aloe Blacc, and the “Living Colour: VIVID 25th Anniversary at The Fillmore (San Francisco).”
The Trio has succeeded at weaving together, high musical sophistication inside deep soulful grooves. THE RUFF PACK takes listeners on a journey that stimulates mind and heart; come join us.