Born in Germany. In NY since Jan07. Freelance musician.
Joe Hertenstein's recent performances include concerts at the Philharmony in Cologne and the Moers Festival in Germany, the Congress Hall in Warsaw, Bush Hall London for BBC, the Opera House in Toronto, the World Trade Center in Dubai, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, as well as Carnegie Hall, Roulette, Issue Project Room and The Stone in New York City.
In 2005 All About Jazz NY magazine praised his performance observing that Joe Hertenstein's drums seem to be shaping the music from the bottom up, and in 2011 “Hertenstein practices that loose time-keeping so prevalent in Europe that the ignorant use to claim that an entire continent can’t swing.” In November 2010 the Portuguese label Clean Feed Records released his remarkable debut album as a leader and composer “HNH” featuring Thomas Heberer (tp) and Pascal Niggenkemper (b). In 2009, the German government honored the further development of his trio HNH with a composition stipend to fund the recording of their next album POLYLEMMA which was released on the Canadian label Red Toucan in June 2011. ...
AwardsJoe Hertenstein's POLYLEMMA WINS HAPPY NEW YEARS AWARD 2011: http://freejazz-stef.blogspot.com/2011/12/polylemma-wins-happy-new-years-award.html
Future DroneJazzwerkstatt Berlin-brandenburg E.v.
Future DroneKedar Entertainment Group
PolylemmaRed Toucan Records
HNHKedar Entertainment Group
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