1902 Hedwig Mayer was born.
1969 Michael Rox took up Residence in her – courtyard terrace house (Hinterhaus).
1971 – His Appartement became a meeting place for jazz-mad students – and – (after certain birth pains) „The“ band was born – a band that now boasts a fan-club with a multi-national membership list. .
Over the years since their first appearance in 1974 has developed the inimitable „Hinterhaus-style“ heard to-day. „Music that is lived and felt“, as one critic penetratingly wrote; or, as listeners repeatedly confirm: „You can feel they don´t have to prove anything to themselves or to the audience – they´re simply having a great time with their music.“ Nine long-playing recordings document the „professionalism“ of these seven musicans; however, perhaps it is because they have retained their amateur status that they also retain their wholehearted enthusiasm for their music. Their dynamic performances – including over 100 Radio and T.V. broadcasts and countless club, Festival, Gala and concert appearances – have won the hearts of audiences all over the world.