Sven Hoffmann (alto & soprano saxophones) was born in 1971. First he studied classical saxophone in Münster (D) with Wolfgang Bleibel and Simone Otto. He then studied Jazz with John Ruocco and Jan Menu at the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag (NL). He has been on tour with the "Landesjugend-jazzorchester NRW" visiting west Africa and China. Furthermore he was a member of the "Royal Conservatory Big Band" led by Legends Bob Minzer, Gerald Wilson and Jerry van Rooijen, playing venues like the North Sea Jazz Festival in Den Haag. Sven plays in the tradition of Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins. Since 1996 he has participated in various musicals like "Starlight Express" and numerous contemporary bands.
More information here on his website.