Saturday, 08.02.2014:
Our new record, Roswitha's Revenge is now available in stores and online!
Sunday, 02.02.2014:
Final "Neuer Deutscher Jazzpreis"
We feel very honored to be chosen as one of the three finalists at the "Neuer Deutscher Jazzpreis" (among 170 applicants)! The finals will take place on March 15th 2014 at Alte Feuerwache Mannheim.
Sunday, 02.02.2014:
Ehtiopia Tour
We feel very honored that the Goethe Institute invited us to a trip to Addis Abeba (Ethiopia). We will play concerts in the German Embassy, the Goethe Institute and the ACACIA-Festival, further we will give a workshop.
Friday, 10.01.2014:
CD-Release Tour 2014
We are very happy to announce that our new album "Roswitha's Revenge" will be released in February on LAIKA records!!!! We will be on tour starting February 14th through 26th. Check "On Tour" for details. Come to one of our concerts!!!
Saturday, 04.06.2011:
BMI Charlie Parker Composition Competition
The big band version of Florian's piece "Old Soul" (released on the album "Morningside") was nominated as one of three pieces for the 2011 BMI Charlie Parker Composition Competition in New York. The winning piece will be announced on July 1st.
Saturday, 26.03.2011:
National Trumpet Competition
Trumpet player Magnus Schriefl just won the National Trumpet Competition in Fairfax, VA.
Thursday, 10.02.2011:
ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award
Pianist Florian Hoefner was just awarded the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award 2011 for his composition "Eight Kings" released on Subtone's last CD "Echolot".
Friday, 07.01.2011:
ENJA Records!
Subtone just signed with ENJA Records for the release of the new album Morningside. The CD will be out in time for the release tour in February/March and will be available for purchase at all of the shows.
Please check the "On Tour" section for Tourdates.
Thursday, 25.11.2010:
Check out the photos from the tour in Colombia and Ecuador in September in the Gallery section.
Monday, 22.11.2010:
The live videos from the show at the Jazz Festival in Quito on September 16th are available on YouTube!

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Tuesday, 21.09.2010:
Thanks to everybody who made our tour to Colombia and Ecuador possible, especially the Goethe Institute and all the friendly people on the sites! Pictures will be up soon in the gallery section.
Tuesday, 20.07.2010:
Subtone has been invited to perform at the BMW Welt Jazz Award 2011 in Munich.
Tuesday, 08.06.2010:
On September 5th Subtone will take off for a tour in Ecuador and Colombia with performances in Bogotá, Guayaquil and Quito. The project is made possible by the Goethe Institute and the German Department for Foreign Affairs.
Monday, 19.04.2010:
Bass player Ruben Samama is the winner of the 2010 Deloitte Jazz Awards in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Monday, 22.02.2010:
Pianist Florian Hoefner has just received the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award in the USA.
Saturday, 07.03.2009:
The NDR radio station has selected the new Subtone CD "Echolot" as "Jazz CD of the week" from 03/9 to 03/11.
Monday, 19.01.2009:
The new CD "Subtone///ECHOLOT" will be released on February 27th 2009. The official release show will be at the Birdland in Hamburg. It will be followd by a two week release tour where we will present the CD in citys all over Germany.
Friday, 28.11.2008:
CD-Release Subtone - Echolot 2009
In early 2009 Subtone's new CD "Echolot" will be released on SKIP Records. The first dates for the release tour have already been posted. The CD will be available at concerts from January on!
Monday, 04.08.2008:
Subtone won the 17th European Jazz competition "Tremplin Jazz d'Avignon"! The band received the Jury Award as well as the Audience Award. Saxophonist Malte Dürrschnabel received the Award for the best instrumentalist.
Friday, 23.05.2008:
Subtone has been invited to perform at the Tremplin Jazz Competition on August 1st in Avognon, France.
Thursday, 17.01.2008:
From March 25th to March 30th, Subtone has been invited to Ankara, Turkey and will rehearse and perform together with a Turkish ensemble.
Monday, 17.12.2007:
Subtone has been invited by the Goethe Institut to perform two concerts in Slovenia, one of them at the Philharmonie Ljubljana.
Friday, 30.11.2007:
You can watch a video of our performance at Jazzclub Hirsch in Moosburg on November 28th on YouTube. Watch video
Sunday, 07.10.2007:
The concert on the 22nd November at the b-flat in Berlin was canceled by the people from the club on a very short notice. Subtone will play no more concerts at that venue.
Sunday, 17.06.2007:
We are pleased with the financial support for our gig at Bohemia Jazz Festival by the Goethe-Institut and the Federal Foreign Office.
Monday, 21.05.2007:
Our new CD "Subtone - High Tide will be released on June 4th. From then you can buy it at records stores or over the Internet. You also can purchase it directly from us. For further information, send us an email to
Tuesday, 06.03.2007:
Subtone will perform on the "BOHEMIA JAZZ FEST" from July 10th to 14th in Praha, Pilsen, Prachatitz und Budweis.
Friday, 24.11.2006:
Check out our myspace page at
Thursday, 16.11.2006:
Now it is sure: The first Subtone CD will be published in the series "Jazzthing - Next Generation" on the label "Double Moon Records" from Cologne, Germany. Release date: June 2007.

Friday, 06.10.2006:
In 2007 Subtone will play at the Jazz Baltica Festival, on June 28 at the Opening Night in Husum and on June 30 in Salzau
Saturday, 02.09.2006:
From now on our homepage is available in English, too.
Thursday, 13.07.2006:
Done! Our first CD is mixed and mastered. We hope to be able to publish it until spring 2007. For then we are already working on a big release tour which will lead us through Southern Germany.
Thursday, 04.05.2006:
On May, the 16th and 17th Subtone will record its first CD in a studio in Osnabrück