Jazzrausch Bigband

R. Sladek - bandleader | Germany
Live Artist

Jazzrausch Bigband is the world's first resident big band of an internationally renowned techno club. Founded 2014 in Munich, this big band has revolutionized the German jazz and techno scene with endlessly inventive performances. Their schedule includes more than 120 annual concerts and has already taken them to the Lincoln Center in NYC, the Berlin Philharmonie, the JZ Festival in Shanghai, the Safaricom International Jazzfestival in Nairobi and many more. At their live big band techno shows, it comes to a musical meltdown, where the creativity and sound diversity of a jazz big band meets the impressive clarity of a techno club. This opens up a new musical world that is as close to the origin of jazz as it is to the future of electronic dance music.

On their previous album s “Dancing Wittgenstein” and “Beethoven’s Breakdown”, Jazzrausch Bigband impressively demonstrated its process of finding new perspectives on the artistic interaction of themes and elements from a wider cultural context. The focus of all the group’s trailblazing creativity has now turned to “téchne”. This ancient Greek term, “τέχνη”, is still significant in today’s European-influenced philosophy and its understanding of the arts, science and technology. Indeed, the element which was decisive in sparking Jazzrausch Bigband’s interest in “τέχνη” was the fact that the original concept of both ‘making’ and ‘doing’ can be applied indistinguishably to any of the three.

Jazzrausch Bigband (R. Sladek - bandleader)

"Still!, Still!, Still!" consists of Leonhard Kuhn's multi-layered orchestrations for the band’s 18 musicians of twelve popular German Christmas songs, traversing the entire history of big band repertoire – and justifying those three exclamation marks in the album title. The opener is a Basie-style swinger "Leise rieselt der Schnee" with extremes of soft and loud; “Engel auf den Feldern singen” (Shepherds in the Field Abiding) receives a brisk Herb Alpert treatment; "Fröhliche Weihnacht überall" has the cha-racteristic Stan Kenton sound.

“These tunes,” says Sladek, “are to our Christmas programme what the rhythms are to our techno programme. The beauty of "Still!, Still!, Still!" is that everyone knows the songs. So we and the audience have a common starting-point musically from which we can inspire people who seldom hear jazz to really enjoy it."

Jazzrausch Bigband (R. Sladek - bandleader)

29.01.2022 DE - Offenburg // Reithalle Jazzrausch Bigband
04.02.2022 DE - Baden-Baden // Festspielhaus und Festspiele Baden-Baden Jazzrausch Bigband
10.03.2022 DE - Darmstadt // Centralstation Jazzrausch Bigband
09.04.2022 DE - Kaiserslautern // Kammgarn // Cotton Club Jazzrausch Bigband
16.04.2022 DE - Halberstadt // Halberstadt jazzt Jazzrausch Bigband
04.05.2022 DE - Gronau // Bürgerhalle Jazzrausch Bigband
27.05.2022 DE - Ludwigshafen // Kulturzentrum (100 Jahre BASF) Jazzrausch Bigband
28.05.2022 DE - Bonn // Jazzfest Bonn Jazzrausch Bigband
03.06.2022 DE - Erfurt // Jazz in the City Jazzrausch Bigband
04.06.2022 DE - Essen // Jazz in the City Jazzrausch Bigband
05.06.2022 DE - Vilsbiburg // Mitanand Festival Jazzrausch Bigband
16.06.2022 DE - Bingen am Rhein // Bingen am Rhein Jazzrausch Bigband
18.06.2022 DE - München // Isarphilharmonie (8 Jahre Jazzrausch Bigband) Jazzrausch Bigband
25.06.2022 DE - Koblenz // Jazzclub Koblenz Jazzrausch Bigband
15.07.2022 DE - München // Isarphilharmonie // mit dem Münchener Kammerorchester Jazzrausch Bigband
28.07.2022 DE - Krün // Schloss Elmau Jazzrausch Bigband
12.08.2022 DE - Gütersloh // Dreiecksplatz Jazzrausch Bigband
21.08.2022 DE - Jena // Kulturarena Jena - Theatervorplatz Jazzrausch Bigband
24.09.2022 DE - Göppingen // Odeon Jazzrausch Bigband
02.10.2022 DE - Schwäbisch Hall // Zeughaussaal im Neubausaal Jazzrausch Bigband
03.11.2022 DE - Düren // Haus der Stadt Jazzrausch Bigband | Still! Still! Still!
04.12.2022 DE - Bernkastel-Kues // Mosel Musikfestival Jazzrausch Bigband | Still! Still! Still!
08.12.2022 DE - Weikersheim // Tauberphilharmonie Jazzrausch Bigband | Still! Still! Still!
09.12.2022 DE - Essen // Zeche Zollverein Jazzrausch Bigband | Still! Still! Still!
21.01.2023 DE - Potsdam // Nikolaisaal Potsdam Jazzrausch Bigband