Orchestra

 

Christian Elsässer Jazz Orchestra


For this large-scale project, composer and pianist Christian Elsässer assembled a hand-picked band that shines by way of its outstanding soloists as well as its expressive ensemble interplay. The press describes Elsässer’s Jazz Orchestra as “the most exciting thing that the German Big Band scene currently has to offer.” Elsässer draws from the classical symphonic aesthetic to create the ensemble’s rich timbre and carries the listener to a world beyond the conventions of traditional Big Band jazz. „Time and again, he finds wind beneath his musical wings, which carries the music. Light flows through his compositions, and in turn, they sound light, free, wild and unbridled.“ (Ulrich Habersetzer, Bavarian Broadcasting)

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Singer Veronika Zunhammer shines with vocalese lines as part of the ensemble, as well as soloistically on pieces like Paul Simon’s “An American Tune,” the Rogers & Hart classic “With A Song In My Heart,” or a new arrangement of the Carinthian folk song, “A Liab brennt oft heaßa.” “Her voice has a delicate charisma, technically brilliant and passionately fiery. This implicit clarity, this honesty from the heart, these are things that make music great.” (Bavarian Broadcasting)



 

Christian Elsässer Jazz Orchestra

Supported by Initiative Musik gGmbH with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

CHRISTIAN ELSÄSSER
JAZZ ORCHESTRA

 

Composer & Conductor

Christian Elsässer

Vocals

Veronika Zunhammer

Reeds

Ulrich Wangenheim, Ferdinand Settele,
Till Martin, Matthieu Bordenave, Gregor Bürger

Trumpets

Nemanja Jovanovic, Felix Jechlinger,
Andreas Unterreiner, Matthias Lindermayr

Trombones

Jürgen Neudert, Lukas Jochner,
Roman Sladek, Hans-Heiner Bettinger

Guitar

Paul Brändle

Piano

Chris Gall

Bass

Henning Sieverts

Drums

Julian Fau

 

Concerts

 

 

Booking Jazz Orchestra

Désirée Dischl

booking@christianelsaesser.de