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Swan Big Band


[Switzerland] Zürich Horgen
AmateurBigBand

Wie bei vielen andern Bigbands, stand zu Beginn auch bei der Swan Big Band die Musik der Altmeister wie Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman und Count Basie im Zentrum. Die vielseitige Formation würde dem Namen nicht gerecht, wenn sie auf die klassischen Swing-Nummern verzichten würde. Doch die Swan Big Band baut ihr Repertoire laufend aus. Das Orchester pflegt eine breite Stilpalette, die sich von südamerikanischen und traditionellen Tanzrhythmen über Funk bis zu Modern Classic erstreckt. Der bekannte Bandleader Erwin Lorant, ein langjähriges Mitglied des Pepe Lienhard Orchesters, leitet die Swan Big Band sehr erfolgreich seit mehr als zehn Jahren.


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Horns Plus Big Band


[Australia] NSW Sydney
AmateurBigBand

Based in the suburb of Lane Cove in Sydney, Horns Plus Big Band creates the infectious energy and distinctive feel unique to big-band jazz. With the classic line-up of four trumpets, four trombones, five saxes and full rhythm section, plus a female vocalist, we showcase all styles of jazz, from big band swing through to contemporary big-band tunes, R&B, Motown and jazz-rock arrangements. With a repertoire that can be tailored to the occasion, Horns Plus is available for weekend and evening engagements. We take bookings for all occasions and have performed at jazz festivals, private and corporate functions, charity fundraisers, general admission gigs and community events.


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TU Big Band


[Germany] Sachsen Dresden
AmateurBigBand

Latin, Jazz und Funk im fetten Big Band-Sound, swingende Standards aus den 30er und 40er Jahren sowie klangvolle Balladen und flotte Tänze zeichnen die musikalische Vielfalt der TU Big Band Dresden aus. Als studentisches Jazz-Orchester begeistern etwa 30 junge und junggebliebene Musiker unter wechselnder Leitung von Bertram Liskowsky und Sebastian Haas das Publikum in Konzertsälen, auf Stadtfesten und in Studentenclubs. Im Jahr 1968 als TU Blasorchester gegründet, tragen noch heute ein Klarinetten- und Flötensatz neben der klassischen Besetzung zum einzigartigen und unverwechselbaren Klang der Big Band bei. Mit gesanglicher Unterstützung schlagen wir einen facettenreichen Bogen von flotten Klassikern wie "The Lady Is A Tramp" bis zu stilvollen Balladen von Roger Cicero. Mit unserem Programm traten wir zuletzt auch auf der HanseSail in Rostock und dem Dixieland Festival Dresden auf. Wir, die TU Big Band Dresden, bieten lebhafte Unterhaltung für jeden Anlass mit unserem vielfältigen Repertoire.


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Mighty Fraser Big Band


[Canada] British Columbia Surrey
AmateurBigBand

Amateur Band, (?) however, check out our videos, they're as good as any professional band! Let me know your thoughts via our website, mightyfraserbigband@telus.net Mighty Fraser Big Band Is a group of 19 high-energy jazz musicians from across the lower mainland with a passion for keeping the music and sound of the “Big Band” alive in our communities. With a repertoire ranging from the 40’s swing era dance classics, to modern big band arrangements of various styles. Reorganized in 2010 by Doug Knight and Casey Blackwell, The bands rhythmic styling are regularly honed every Wednesday at rehearsal by the great music director Christian Findlay, hired by the band Dec.2010 A change of name in 2011; (from Third Stage) to Mighty Fraser Big Band, selected from a list band members submitted, was thought to best represent the band and better reflect the bands location and what they are. Also takes advantage of being associated with the huge, world renowned, Mighty Fraser River that has an exciting history and means so much in the history and to economy of British Columbia, Canada.The band have performed for community, corporate and charity events, private parties, social clubs, Rotary clubs, seniors dances, Resort ski lodges, churches, (Jazz Vespers!), Concerts-in-the-park series', and will be at any occasion where they can get people on their feet and bring a toe-tapping smile to their faces.


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Hard Rubber Orchestra


[Canada] BC Vancouver
ProfessionalBigBand

Formed by in 1990 by John Korsrud, the 18-piece Hard Rubber Orchestra has been one of Canada’s most active and unpredictable ensembles of creative music. Over the years they have collaborated with an incredibly diverse spectrum of local and international artists. HRO has released three CDs, recorded numerous CBC broadcasts, toured to Europe in 2003 and across Canada several times, and received the 2005 Alcan Arts Award – the largest arts award in Canada for creation. They have pushed the boundaries of the concert experience, creating several large multi-media shows such as The Ice Age ice shows (2010, 2000), the arts rave Drum & Light Festival (2010, 2009, 2008), The Elvis Cantata (1996, 1994), the Alcan awarded Enter/ Exit (2005). In 2005 they produced a special for CBC television called Cantata for the King. HRO is one of Canada’s leading ensembles to commission new compositions, commissioning forty new works by thirty Canadian composers from jazz and classical fields such as Kenny Wheeler, Darcy James Argue, Rene Lussier, Scott Good, Howard Bashaw, Phil Dwyer, Brad Turner, Michael Blake, Tony Wilson, Fred Stride, Paul Dolden, Peter Hannan, Linda Bouchard, Marianne Trudel and Hugh Fraser.



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