Singen/Nuremberg 2015

001We are back from our first two concerts 2015 – Singen and Nuremberg, we had a lot of fun !! It was very exciting for us because we played several completely new pieces such as Caribbean Delirium, the Bird Suite: Full Moon Theatre and our techno song Ghosts of the Century. The audience was overwhelming, (was it because of the incredible outfits of the trumpet players?:) – 003now we can not wait to play our new set live again! We are in the middle of planning concerts for 2015, new dates will be announced here soon,
We look forward to seeing you,
all the best!
( Photos: M. Reiling , M. Cseh , J. Petroff )

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Jazz & the City

Foto 25.10.14 06 49 27We had a blast in Salzburg, thanks to the awesome audience! We hope to come back to Austria soon!
Hello John Scofield and hello Sons of Kemet!
We’re looking forward to play in Saarbrücken, Germany, on the 8th of November,

See you around!
Monika and Bigband

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New Video online!

Our new video “Future 3″ is finished and we are happy to show it to you here! It is a compilation of on-stage and backstage impressions of our latest concerts in 2014!
(Thanks to Patrick Bethke, our cameraman and editor)

Coming up: Burghausen Big Band weekend on September 19th at 7 p.m.
Here are more infos.

See you!

Echo Jazz 2014

We received this wonderful trophy for our first album „Failure in Wonderland“ as „Newcomer of the Year national“ at the Echo-Jazz gala in Hamburg!
Thanks to Enja (our Label), thanks to Initiative Musik, and thanks to the city of Munich for the support!

Jazz Echo 2014

We have been awarded the Jazz Echo in the category “Newcomer of the Year National”! Yay! The award ceremony will be on May 22 in Hamburg.
We are also looking forward to these concerts coming up:
Jazzfrühling Kempten on 26.4.
Landsberg am Lech on 27.4.
Idar Oberstein Jazzfestival on 31.5.
Agratamagatha Festival on 26.7.

See you around!

Downbeat and Tour Dates!

We are happy to announce to be featured in the February edition of Downbeat magazine! You can read about our “auspicious entry” at last years Berlin Jazz Festival and everything else Dan Ouellette has to say about us in the “Reviews” section or right here: Downbeat, Feb 2014.

If you would rather see us on stage than on page here’s some other good news: for the first time we are visiting the far north of Germany to play the MIBNIGHT Jazzfestival in Bremen on February 22 and Hamburg’s MOJO club on March 2.

If you are closer to our Bavarian homebase don’t miss us at Jazzclub Regensburg on February 23. Check out the “Concerts” section for more infos!

End of the year finish

The year draws to a close, but we’re still far from taking a rest!
This week we are featured in two radio programs: on Wednesday, 10pm, WDR 3 takes a close look at the German big band scene in «Young & Big» and the day after at 9pm I’m part of an interview panel on BR Klassik’s «taktlos».
And finally on saturday it’s your last chance to see us live this year when we are playing at Jazzfest Munich!

If you are still looking for a christmas present, click on “shop” where you can order our CD “Failure in Wonderland” directly from us.

Jazzfest Berlin

This was a truly wonderful evening!
Thanks to Bert Noglik and to Jazzfest Berlin for everything. Playing with John Scofield and his Überjam was an honour, but receiving compliments from the legend himself and his band after the concert was even better!:)
For us it was the first time playing such a big international festival and being broadcasted live on several radio stations. An amazing experience and definitely a highlight for us as a band!
Now we are already looking forward to playing Jazzfest Munich on December 14 and hope to meet some of you again soon,
Best wishes
Monika and Bigband

Photos: © Petra Basche, Martin Hufner, Hupe-Kollektiv 2013