11:00 pm
Franz ‘Franzi’ Hackl’s IDO Quartet

Minton's playhouse
206 West 118th Street


Franz ‘Franzi’ Hackl’s IDO Quartet

Franz ‘Franzi’ Hackl – Trumpet

Pete Drungle – Piano/Keyboards

Calvin Jones – Bass

Tommy Campbell  – Drums

“Music is not a universal language, it is a medium that is universally understood. Music enriches life; it is both derived from and adds to culture.  It inspires diversity and promotes harmony.” – Franz ‘Franzi’ Hackl

With Idiomo di Omni (“IDO”), a dialect for everyone, Franzi merges Tyrolean Folk-tunes, the musical dialect he grew up with, with the music and sounds of New York, the city he calls home for the past 30 years. Music isn’t a universal language. Music has as many dialects as the spoken word, as Franziexplains. Drawing from the energy and inspiration of the ‘Global Village’, aka New York, makes it possible to develop a universal dialect – ‘It’s quite remarkable when one can make human connections and relate to each other, through music, in its many forms’, Franzifurther explains.


Event Details

Showtime @ 11pm

The admission price is $20.00
There is a two drink Minimum Per Person at the table.


The Early Years

A visionary and pioneer in his field, Franz Hackl Sr. dedicated his life to music.  A child prodigy, he set the course of his life’s work at a very early age and embarked on a journey that would forever empower the trumpet soloist.

1966, Franz Hackl Sr. and his childhood sweetheart and wife, welcomed home Franz Hackl Jr. – Franzi was born.  Like his father, Franzi developed a love for music at a very early age.  And, whether it was nature or, nurture, his technical abilities and his passion for his father’s instrument was distinct and unmistakeable.  At the tender age of 11, Franzi was an accomplished soloist and began performing at the age of 14 with the world-renowned Austrian brass band, Original Tiroler Kaiserjägermusik.  And, at the age of 15, Franzi kicked-off his first international tour.

Later in Life

Franzi explored multiple music genres and became captivated with the sounds of an American original – Jazz.  The complexities, the rhythms, the conversation.  It was, as Franzi realized, a dialogue among fellow performers – for all the world to witness and bask in.  Franzi proceeded to become an alumnus of the Conservatory of the City of Vienna.  In 1990, Franzi decided to further pursue his jazz soloist ambitions and he moved to New York to play and study.  He received an M.S. degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with trumpet legend, Lew Soloff.  And, in 2002, after moving to his new home in Harlem – he realized his dream to be in the heart of the cultural and music capital of New York.

After frequent collaborations with leading international artists in the field of Jazz, he began to focus on composition and leading his own projects. His stylistic versatility grew to include works for full orchestra, chamber groups, choral works, and multi-media events. He was commissioned to write original music for the “Year of the Mountains” launch event at the United Nations in New York, Trialog @ Hangar 7 (Red Bull), the opening of the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York, as well as composing for numerous international festivals and ensembles such as Tiroler Festspiele, European Forum Alpbach, Klangspuren, Festival der Regionen, and the Absolute Ensemble. 

Franz is a Col Legno Artist, a leading record label in the contemporary music field.  Today, Franzi leads the Franz Hackl Outreach Orchestra and the Franz Hackl IDO Quartet.  Franzi also leads the Franz Hackl Outreach Orchestra in Austria.  He co-leads B3+ with Dave Taylor on bass trombone and John Clark on French horn, Franz Hackl & Mino Cinelu Duo, and Franz Hackl & Michael Wolff Duo. Franzi also collaborates with Composers Concordance, is a member of Sound Liberation with Gene Pritsker, and groups led by trombone legend, Craig Harris.

Outreach Music Festival

In 1993 Franzi founded Outreach Music, a trendsetting annual three-day music festival and year round academy that inspires musicians of all levels to expand their artistic vision, in his hometown of Schwaz, Austria.  A celebration of music and the arts, the Outreach Music festival is hosted in picturesque surroundings, featuring world-renowned artists and performers.  The academy achieved global appeal and is attended by patrons from around the world. 

Each year, fifteen ensembles perform original compositions specifically written for the unique theme of each year’s festival. Every festival celebrates 15 world premieres and features leading virtuosos from around the globe, including Europe, USA, South America, and Asia.  Rooted in jazz, performances bridge together artists from multiple genres, including, jazz, baroque, classical, contemporary classical, progressive rock, folk music, and world music. 

The first and last concert of the festival combines music, visual arts, and the spoken word. The visual spoken word music concert serves as our opening speech. 

The Academy

The Outreach Music Academy is the most comprehensive summer workshop offering in Austria.  Two hundred classes are offered that cover a multitude of topics, including music theory and technical advancement.  Thirty-five international teaching artists lead focus groups, covering multiple skill levels and age groups.  Franzi leads the Master Class workshop series.

Brass Instrument Design and Manufacture

Founded in 1965 by Franz Hackl Sr., one of Europe’s elite brass instrument design and manufacturers was born.  Handcrafted using the finest materials, Hackl Music produces its instruments today using the same techniques developed over 50 years ago.  Custom made, each instrument is hand molded and assembled to strict specifications and individually customized to each performer’s requirements.  Using their combined knowledge and experience, Franz Sr. and Franzi continuously improve upon both the design and build of their product by leveraging from the latest technologies and, of course, their intimate knowledge of the horns that only a musician can fully appreciate and understand.

Awards & Accolades

Ganz Woche Preisträger Award received as a young artist

Verdienstkreuz Land Tirol Award received from the state of Tirol and is one of the highest honors that an artist can receive for their contributions to the performing arts