Since jazz pianist Florian Hoefner moved to St. John's a few years ago, he's been spending a lot of time in the great Newfoundland outdoors.

"I love watching wildlife — whales, seabirds, moose," said Hoefner.

Hoefner has taken his experiences in nature and translated them into impressionistic modern jazz.

The result is an album for solo piano called Coldwater Stories.  

Have a listen to Florian Hoefner's conversation with Weekend AM host Heather Barrett.

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