PANZERBALLETT feat. VIRGIL DONATI
Backstage Concerts GmbH
Montag 03. Oktober 2022
The music of Panzerballett has been designed to function as a perfect workout to highly develop, expand, and reinforce the connections between the brain and each muscle used for head banging. Some have reported head shaking as an early side-effect that mostly, after prolonged exposure, develops into smiling and sometimes even rapturous laughter.
Jan Zehrfeld, the band's mastermind, studied jazz guitar in Los Angeles, Graz, Helsinki, and Munich. He has performed with DOLDINGER'S PASSPORT, the HILLIARD ENSEMBLE and Peter Herbolzheimer‘s GERMAN NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA. His compositions are a unique fusion of jazz, funk, and metal. Intricate funk grooves are combined with heavy polyrhythmic riffs as well as jazz improvisation.
Known for their energy, chops and humor, PANZERBALLETT shared stages with the CHICK COREA & JOHN MCLAUGHLIN FIVE PEACE BAND, KENNY GARRETT, BILL FRISELL, MACALPINE/SHEEHAN/DONATI and MATTIAS "IA" EKLUNDH. German newspaper Die Welt has described them as "faster than Metallica, more powerful than Motörhead, and funnier than Rammstein."
In fall 2022 Panzerballett is teaming up with drum legend VIRGIL DONATI to perform
mutually spiced up versions of each other's compositions.
Jan Zehrfeld [guitar, comp.]
Virgil Donati [drums, comp.]
Florian Fennes [sax]
Joe Doblhofer [guitar]
Gerd Boelicke [bass]
Panzerballett feat. Virgil:
Live at Wacken 2016
Typewriter II (J. Zehrfeld)
Take Five (P. Desmond)