The Jazz Orchestra - The Big Band of the Jazz Institute of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich Artistic
Direction: Prof. Claus Reichstaller
The Jazz Orchestra has been the figurehead of the Jazz Institute of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich for several years.
In numerous concerts of the concert series "Jazz in Concert" and the traditional "Jazz Night", the top-class big band convinces with grooving sound and fiery rhythms.
Alternating programmes with guest musicians such as Joe Haider, Dusko Goykovich, Jiggs Whigham and international star guests like Patti Austin, Jane Monheit and Klaus Doldinger further enhance the Big Band's appeal.
The repertoire of the Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Prof. Claus Reichstaller covers the range of classical big band literature to modern, contemporary arrangements and compositions.
All students of the Jazz Institute (including advanced and master classes) are required to participate in one of the jazz orchestras. In addition to the Jazz Orchestra as the big band concert formation, there is the Rehersal Big Band, which is dedicated less to actual concert performance than to the development of an extensive repertoire.
Prof. Claus Reichstaller
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