Jazzrausch Bigband

R. Sladek - bandleader | Germany

Jazz meets techno meets big band. It really shouldn't work...and yet, as anyone who has ever heard or seen the Jazzrausch Bigband will know, the reality of the band in action firmly knocks that idea on the head. Ever since Jazzrausch started in 2014, it has been on an unstoppable path of growth and development which has been very much on the band’s own terms. Jazzrausch first came to attention as the house band at the legendary Munich techno club "Harry Klein" – currently threatened with closure, incidentally – where the recordings for the new album "Emergenz" were made. Since then, the band’s growing renown has taken it to Germany’s great temples of classical music: the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Isarphilharmonie in Muich and the Berlin Philharmonie... and a buzz has been building internationally too. What is Jazzrausch Bigband all about? Putting a couple of exceptional and unconventional musical brains in charge, letting their sense of what is serious and what is banging prevail, and then seeing how much it can appeal to both younger and older audiences. Jazzrausch has dealt with the whole idea of ‘no can do’. By hitting it out of the ballpark.

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)

07.07.2022 DE - Straubing // Tiergarten Jazzrausch Bigband
08.07.2022 CH - St. Moritz // Festival Da Jazz Jazzrausch Bigband
09.07.2022 CH - St. Moritz // Festival Da Jazz Jazzrausch Bigband
15.07.2022 DE - München // Isarphilharmonie // mit dem Münchener Kammerorchester Jazzrausch Bigband
16.07.2022 DE - Lübeck // Kulturwerft Gollan Jazzrausch Bigband
17.07.2022 DE - Kiel // Freilichtbühne Krusenkoppel Jazzrausch Bigband
22.07.2022 DE - München // BMW Vierzylinder-Hochhaus Jazzrausch Bigband
23.07.2022 DE - Wiesbaden // Rheingau Musik Festival Jazzrausch Bigband
28.07.2022 DE - Krün // Schloss Elmau Jazzrausch Bigband
02.08.2022 DE - München // Brunnenhof der Residenz Jazzrausch Bigband
06.08.2022 DE - Detmold // Stadtplatz Jazzrausch Bigband
12.08.2022 DE - Gütersloh // Dreiecksplatz Jazzrausch Bigband
13.08.2022 DE - Bernkastel-Kues // Mosel Musikfestival Jazzrausch Bigband
14.08.2022 DE - Fulda // Kultur.Findet.Stadt Jazzrausch Bigband
18.08.2022 DE - Hamburg // Elbphilharmonie Sommer Jazzrausch Bigband
17.09.2022 DE - Braunschweig // Festival KulturImZelt 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!
12.11.2022 DE - Göttingen // Jazzfestival Jazzrausch Bigband
25.11.2022 DE - Nürnberg // Opernhaus Jazzrausch Bigband
02.12.2022 DE - Kassel // Theaterstübchen Jazzrausch Bigband
04.12.2022 DE - Bernkastel-Kues // Mosel Musikfestival Jazzrausch Bigband Still! Still! Still!
07.12.2022 DE - Essen // Zeche Carl Jazzrausch Bigband Still! Still! Still!
08.12.2022 DE - Weikersheim // Tauberphilharmonie Jazzrausch Bigband Still! Still! Still!
14.12.2022 DE - Mainz // Frankfurter Hof Jazzrausch Bigband Still! Still! Still!
15.12.2022 DE - Erfurt // Theater Erfurt Jazzrausch Bigband Still! Still! Still!
16.12.2022 DE - Düsseldorf // Robert-Schumann-Saal Jazzrausch Bigband Still! Still! Still!
18.12.2022 DE - Berlin // Berliner Dom Jazzrausch Bigband Still! Still! Still!
19.12.2022 DE - Hamburg // Laeiszhalle Jazzrausch Bigband Still! Still! Still!
21.12.2022 DE - Hannover // Kulturzentrum Pavillon Jazzrausch Bigband Still! Still! Still!
20.01.2023 DE - Potsdam // Nikolaisaal Potsdam Jazzrausch Bigband