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Swiss Jazz Orchestra


[Switzerland] Bern Bern
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Das Swiss Jazz Orchestra ist die meistbeschäftigte professionelle Big Band der Schweiz. Den Kern seiner Aktivitäten bildet eine wöchentliche Konzertserie im Bierhübeli Bern, die jeweils von Mitte Oktober bis Ende Mai läuft und etwa 30 Konzerte umfasst. Inklusive aller externen Engagements hat das SJO bereits über 700 Auftritte hinter sich. Daneben tritt das SJO mit Projekten verschiedenster Stilrichtungen auf, welche auf bisher 11 CDs dokumentiert sind. Für seine Verdienste wurde das SJO im Jahr 2010 mit dem grossen Kulturpreis der Burgergemeinde Bern ausgezeichnet. Das SJO hat mit international gefeierten Künstlern wie Joshua Redman, Peter Erskine, Mike Mainieri, Joey DiFrancesco, Paquito d’Rivera, Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, Grégoire Maret, Anat Cohen, Alex Sipiagin, Chico Pinheiro, Torun Erisken, Claudio Roditi, Roberta Gambarini, Jerry Bergonzi, Jamie Cullum, den Jazz-Legenden Phil Woods und Buddy DeFranco, den Komponisten/Arrangeuren Jim McNeely, Bob Mintzer, Bert Joris, George Gruntz sowie nationalen Grössen wie Andy Scherrer, Franco Ambrosetti, Matthieu Michel, Nat Su, Domenic Landolf, Houry Dora Apartian, Michael Zisman oder Pepe Lienhard zusammengearbeitet.


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Tokyo Big Band 東京ビッグバンド


[Japan] Tokyo Tokyo
ProfessionalBigBand

TOKYO BIG BAND is a Tokyo-based 19-piece jazz ensemble that features prominent international musicians. Jonathan Katz directs, composes, arranges, and plays piano for the group, which he founded in 2008. The band's 1st album SAKURA was released in March 2019. TBB’s library includes over 60 original arrangements of original compositions, jazz and popular standards, and most uniquely, Japanese children’s, folk, and popular songs. Japanese people have sung these songs from childhood and enjoy hearing them reworked from a western jazz musician’s perspective. Two French horns add a mellow roundness to our sound. TBB is a hit with first-time jazz listeners, who have come back again and again to augment our core audience. 世界中の文化・情報が集まる、巨大都市「TOKYO!!」 その東京で活躍する、世界各国出身のトップミュージシャンが集う 本物の大編成ビッグバンド、それが「TOKYO BIG BAND」です。 バンドマスターのジョナサン・カッツはニューヨーク出身の日本の心 を持つ天才ピアニスト。彼の紡ぎだすサウンドは「春の小川」「砂山」 「春がきた」「上を向いて歩こう」など日本を代表する楽曲をも 新たな生命を吹き込まれ生まれ変わる。 その サウンドに惚れ込んだ一流ミュージシャン達が真剣勝負で演奏 するコンサートは各地の学校コンサートで新旋風を巻き起こしている。


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Big Band de l'EJMA Lausanne


[Switzerland] Lausanne Lausanne
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Formé d’amateurs passionnés, le Big Band de l’EJMA, dirigé par Andrea Esperti, est actuellement composé de 22 musiciens et 1 chanteuse : une flûte, neuf saxophones, quatre trompettes, quatre trombones et une section rythmique piano, guitare, batterie et contrebasse. Son répertoire se veut varié, composé de Arthur Schwartz, Mike Tomaro, Steve Brown, Carl Strommen, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Gershwin…


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Jazz Groove Peru


[Peru] Lima Lima
ProfessionalBigBand

JAZZ GROOVE PERU BIG BAND Es la big band de jazz afroperuano profesional representativa del Perú, fue fundada en 2013 por su director Angel Irujo, en busqueda de fomentar un nuevo espacio para la promoción y difusión de la música peruana, el jazz y la fusión entre ambos estilos bajo el formato de big band. CONCIERTOS En Lima se han presentado en : Centro Cultural Peruano Japones, Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano, Centro Cultural Britanico, Jazz Zone de Miraflores, El Cocodrilo Verde, La Estacion de Barranco, etc. Son la banda de soporte de artistas de renombre internacional como Jaime Cuadra, Corina Bartra , entre otros. Han compartido escenario con Maite Hontele (Holanda), George Garzone (USA), Andy Hunter (USA), Elio Villafranca (Cuba), Jorge Perez-Albela (Peru), Hugo Alcazar (Peru),Steve Waterman (UK), Jorge Roeder (Peru) Humberto Amesquita (Peru), Caris Hermes (Alemania), Amik Guerra (Cuba), Marcelo Cohelo (Brasil). En 2017 se presentaron en la Conferencia Jazz Education Network con sede en New Orleans.


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Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra


[United Kingdom] London London
ProfessionalBigBand

The Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra is a contemporary big band playing the original music of it's leader and composer Andrew Linham. They premiered their first album 'Weapons of Mass Distraction' in 2017 having formed in 2014 for the performance of two suites of music 'The Linferno Suite' (2013) and 'Theme Music of Anarchic Animals' (2015). They recently premiered a 'Christ-Mess Extravaganza' and are a hidden gem in the London Jazz scene. Featuring a wealth of young talent, this millenial big band enjoys pastiche and wacky humour led with irreverance celebrating the wealth of diversity of style in the history of jazz. Downbeat said of them “The cleverly titled Weapons of Mass Distraction firmly establishes the Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra has a signification addition to today’s big band scene and a group that deserves wider recognition at the international level.” Ed Enright, Downbeat Review (Editor’s Pick) December 2017.



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