“Best Jazz Albums of 2022” (Jack Bowers, All About Jazz) – Tobias Hoffmann conducts an 18-piece aggregation that swells and sprawls with potent compositions favoring musical interchange and organic unity. Hoffmann promotes a solid group ethos throughout this tautly constructed program..
“A truly exceptional album, full of fascinating ideas!”
(jazz-fun, March 2022)
The European jazz scene boasts a number of world class professional Big Bands, all with their own rich history and tradition. The Zurich Jazz Orchestra, founded in 1995, undoubtedly belongs to this exclusive club.
Music that touches your mind and soul. Music that provides for relaxing conversation as well as stimulating the intellect. Music that grooves like the devil, compelling you to listen with its intelligent compositions. Music that serves up a solid big band sound and that celebrates finely-shaped melodies. Music that pays stylistic tribute to easy going jazz, as well as refining pop music pearls with its arrangements, and exploring musical depths …
Some projects can seem like haut cuisine recipes: the long list of ingredients alone can have chefs quaking in their boots. But then again, the mere thought of the delights to come can set the mouth watering …
“Best big band album of the year 2018!” (All about jazz ,Dec. 2018) – “One of the most innovative and relevant line-ups in a European big band scene that’s hungry for more.” (Manfred Papst, Neue Zürcher Zeitung)
The Ed Partyka Jazz Orchestra (EPJO) was launched in Berlin in 2007. Its trademark is an unmistakable, and in all likelihood globally unique, mix of musical personalities. “Old stars” from the European …
Ed Partyka’s Jazz Orchestra (EPJO) was launched in Berlin in 2007 – its hallmark is the distinctive, and perhaps globally unparalleled, mix of musical personalities. All-stars from the European big band establishment play side by side with newcomers from the young and hip jazz scenes of Berlin, Amsterdam, Vienna and Prague. Musicians from the USA, Germany, Austria, Holland, Switzerland and the Czech Republic come together.
„songs of love lost” is what Ed Partyka calls the joint work, the harmony of the exceptionally talented musicians of his Ed Partyka Jazz Orchestra. From all parts of Germany, from Austria, from Holland and – with Efrat Alony – also from Israel they follow the call of the composer and arranger to meet for recordings in the rbb studios in Berlin, as they did for “Songs Of Love Lost”.
The Ed Partyka Jazz Orchestra (EPJO) was launched in Berlin in 2007. Its trademark is an unmistakable, and in all likelihood globally unique, mix of musical personalities. “Old stars” from the European big band establishment play side by side with newcomers from the young and hip jazz scenes of Berlin, Amsterdam, Vienna and Prague. Musicians from the USA, Germany, Austria, Holland, Switzerland and the Czech Republic get together – each of them brings their own musical language, and adds their unique national sound into the mix.
Martin is well known for his work as a lead player and featured soloist with virtually every big band in L.A.
She’s been called everything from a “Cult figure” and an “uncompromising artist,” (Earshot Jazz) to “the greatest living jazz singer,” (Herb Ellis). As one of the few improvisers in vocal jazz to master the vocabulary, Nancy King has “indefatigable scat chops and a remarkably elastic range.” (The Oregonian)
In 1966 Claudio was named a trumpet finalist at the International Jazz Competition in Vienna, Austria. While in Vienna, Roditi met Art Farmer, one of his idols, and the friendship inspired the younger trumpeter to follow a career in jazz.
Born on September 15, 1960 in Chambésy (Geneva), Switzerland, George Robert is internationally recognized as one of the leading alto saxophonists in jazz today.
Clark Virgil Terry Jr. (December 14, 1920 – February 21, 2015) was an American swing and bebop trumpeter, a pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz, and a composer and educator.