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Our name Cannonball serves as a daily reminder of the personality of the American Saxophonist Cannonball Adderley (1928-1975), the legendary founder/father of „Soul Jazz“. This innovative music style combines open, situational communication between individual musicians, who spontaneously bring music into the team, with the collective principle of „Soul-orientation“, which one can also interpret as „with more soul“

Adderley founded his own combos, but also played in All Star Bands with the greats of his time: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans and Joe Zawinul were amongst his contemporaries and companions.

The team of partners and their art of interaction can also be likened to a symbol of an All-Star-Band: A small group of experienced and profiled personalities work together like a well-rehearsed orchestra, to be able to react to the individual requirements of the client and finding bespoke solutions.