May 5th at Ampere, Munich

We are LIVE on May 5th at Ampere, Munich! 🚀
It will be an intense, magical and fiery live show between avant pop, art rock and math jazz! We will leave the walls trembling and are looking forward to seeing you there! (Tickets) 💜

Foto: Ludwig Olah

Burghausen Jazzfestival

Burghausen Jazzfestival, we had an amazing time!đŸ”„
Here is a great article about the whole festival by Oliver Hochkeppel in German newspaper “Sueddeutsche Zeitung”. In the “Passauer Neue Presse” Erwin Schwarz wrote: “Elfs and the voodoo queen – mystical stuff at cityhall between avantgarde and Big Band sound.” Next concerts are at Jazzfest Bonn on May 1, and at Ampere in Munich, our hometown, on May 5th. Hope to see you around!đŸ”„đŸ‘»đŸŠ‰âœš (Fotos: Frank Rasimowitz)

Tickets for 2024

Ticket sale is starting! This dates are confirmed and more are to come! Right now they are all in Germany. But if you know bookers from your home country that want to book us for a concert or festival, let me know, we are ready for adventures!🙌
16.03. Stadtsaal, Burghausen ➜ Tickets hier
01.05. Opernhaus, Bonn ➜ Tickets hier
05.05. Ampere, MĂŒnchen ➜ Tickets hier
17.07. Kulturfeuer Ebersberg ➜ Tickets hier
26.07. Herzberg Festival ➜ Tickets hier
30.11. Z-Bau, NĂŒrnberg ➜ Tickets hier
27.12. Pavillon, Hannover ➜ Tickets hier

We are looking forward seeing you!

Photo: Emanuel Klempa

“The Progspace” nomination

We have been nominated by The Progspace for “music video of the year” for “8 Prinzessinnen”! This was so much fun, with the video creators Juri Beythien and Lukas Bille and the actresses of my hometown’s theatre Hans-Sachs-Spielgruppe Langenzenn! Here you can watch the whole video.
And here you can vote here for us if you’d like and check out the other bands.
Next LIVE concerts:
16.3. Stadtsaal, Jazzfestival Burghausen
1.5. Opernhaus, Jazzfest Bonn
5.5. Ampere, MĂŒnchen

Albums of the year by eclipsed magazine

We are so happy to be the no 4 of the albums of the year 2023 of eclipsed magazine! This means a lot to us, because this whole album “Witchy Activities And The Maple Death” was a tough nut to crack! It was like everything was jinxed, nothing was easy, everything needed detailed work and effort… sometimes we were wondering, are we going to keep this constant struggle up? But we managed to motivate ourselves all the time, and just kept calm and searched for solutions, it all took a little longer – this honour by the eclipsed magazine means a lot to us!:)

German Jazz Award: Nomination

We got a double nomination by “Deutscher Jazzpreis” !
We are so stoked to be nominated for album of the year “Witchy Activities And The Maple Death” and composition of the year “8 Prinzessinnen”! What an honour! Congrats to all the nominees! And thanks so much to the jury, Initiative Musik and all the people that were involved in the making of this bigband recording! This means a lot to us! 💜

Happy Christmas holidays!✹

Happy Christmas holidays to all of you! 2023 was a very special year for our band! The new album, all the concerts, all the musicians and memories, it was an inspiring year! Thanks for all the great moments with you! Thanks for being part of this! We hope to see all of you in 2024!
All the best,
Monika and Bigband

Foto: Emanuel A. Klempa

Vinyl restock!

… we have our Bandcamp store with CDs, LPs and shirts, and of course our newly available “Failure In Wonderland” double vinyl! But you can also get everything in our shop here;)
We send it out ourselves, and by buying on one of our platforms, you support us as a band directly, which is amazing, because this helps us to go on tour again!
All the best!:)

“Failure in Wonderland” is here on vinyl!

Dear friends, our album debut from 2012 “Failure in Wonderland” is finally back in stock! But not only that, it is available on vinyl for the first time ever!
Thanks to the whole band and Umberto Echo, to Sascha Banck for the lovely painting, to Tobias Koark-Haberl for the design, and Juan Martin Koch for the cover photo! And of course thanks to all of you, who were constantly nagging me to finally release the album on vinyl – now it happened and we are very happy about it!:)
Maybe you are still looking for a christmas present? 🎁
Check our store to find CDs, LPs, apparel and bags!
Thanks for your support! ❀

Thank you Nuremberg, thank you Hubertussaal!

We had a wonderful final concert at Hubertussaal Nuremberg! ❀
Thanks to everyone who came! Thanks to the team and staff at Hubertussaal and the wonderful cooperation over the last 10 years, we will miss playing there! We played there every year and it was always a blast. But of course, we won’t stop playing in Nuremberg and are looking forward to our new city home venue: Z-Bau, just a few streets away. Next time on November 30th!
You can already get your tickets here: November 30, 2024 Z-Bau, NĂŒrnberg
Many greetings to Nuremberg, cheers!
Monika and big band
Photos: Ludwig Olah

German Record Critics’ Award

We are so excited and honored to receive the German Record Critics Award (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2023) for our album “Witchy Activities And The Maple Death”!đŸ€©đŸŽ‰đŸ€˜Thanks so much to the jury, it means a lot to us! This prize is for all who were involved in the making of this album, it was a long and wild ride, so we are even more thankful for this honor!💜 We will receive the prize at our concert on October 6th in Munich at Volkstheater. We would love to see you there!

See you soon,
Monika and Bigband

P.S.: You can listen to the album here at Bandcamp or check out our Shop stacked with CDs and vinyls;)

Bigband LIVE 2023!


MĂŒnchen, Volkstheater 06.10.23 ➜ Tickets here
WĂŒrzburg, Jazzfestival 28.10.23 ➜ Tickets (Mail an: [email protected])
Landsberg am Lech, Stadttheater 05.11.23 ➜ Tickets here
NĂŒrnberg, Hubertussaal 11.11.23 ➜ Tickets here (sold-out)
Regensburg, Leerer Beutel 26.12.23 ➜ Tickets here