F# feat. Herbert Könighofer

F# (pronounced “F sharp” or “FIS”) is a trio of renowned Finnish piano legend Sid Hille, featuring guest musicians such as Herbert Könighofer on a regular basis.

Sid Hille – piano, synthesizer, theremin
Jori Huhtala – bass
Markus Ketola – drums
Herbert Könighofer – sax, flutes, voc

Hille plays the piano, using all sorts of effects, sound modifications, expression and loop pedals. Also Huhtala is using electronica to modify his beautiful acoustic bass sound and Ketola employs loops and samples of his own live playing, manipulating them through the Ableton Live application and thus creating spontaneously complete soundscapes. Könighofer adds up with his unique sound on various saxophones.

Herbert Könighofer, who has joined the band on tours in Finland in 2017 (see video below at Tornio’s Aineen Taidemuseo), 2018, 2019 and 2022.


Herbert Könighofer has also contributed to F#’s second album Scientifically proven & clinically tested, which is available as LP, CD or download at Sid Hille’s bandcamp. In fall 2022 they were joining forces again, performing in Helsinki and at the Baltic Sea: at Temppeliaukion Kirkko and at the 20th edition of Flame Jazz Festival.


Here’s some impressions: