The Hot Brownies: German Jazz Band in Manila

Friday, October 07, 2011 Stef dela Cruz 0 Comments

Last October 5, 2011, the Hot Brownies, a jazz band from Germany, came to Manila and performed at The Collective’s B-Side. It was the preliminary show for a leg of shows in Manila, to be held at Bonifacio High Street on October 7 to 9, 2011.

Hot Brownies

The German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) is holding an event called Mabuhay Germany, featuring different aspects of German culture, including recent technological advances from Germany, worksmanship and business standards, and culture. This is why The Hot Brownies, the jazz band that Germany boasts of, has come to Manila.

Hot Brownies

The Hot Brownies, prepping for the night’s show at The Collective’s B-Side

After the show, I had the chance to chat with the band members, who were more than happy to entertain everyone.

Mathis Petermann

Saxophonist Mathis Petermann of the Hot Brownies

Constantin Krahmer

Keyboardist Constantin Krahmer of the Hot Brownies

The Hot Brownies

The B-Side was a cozy bar with couches and coffee tables that were perfect for lounging in after a hectic day. Their quirky d├ęcor made the place look more like a room in a house than a bar.


B-Side at the Collective

At the B-Side, the Hot Brownies performed for an hour and wowed the crowd. WiLLiT Blend’s Filippa Gojo lent her vocal styling to the jazz band and crooned several pop jazz songs, keeping things nostalgic and romantic.

Filippa Gojo

Filippa Gojo, vocalist for the band WiLLiT Blend

I’ve always wanted to listen to a live jazz band. Finally, I can tick that off my bucket list. Be right back Glad to have watched the Hot Brownies from Germany – their music was ear candy.

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Stef dela Cruz is a doctor and writer. She received the 2013 Award for Health Media from the Department of Health. She maintains a health column in Health.Care Magazine and contributes to The Manila Bulletin. Add her to your circles.