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.

With »Beethoven's Breakdown« the Jazzrausch Bigband presents a new techno-jazz program on the occasion of the big Beethoven anniversary 2020 and thus again a fascinating concert spectacle. Inspired by Beethoven's music, the 15 musicians create a breathtaking fabric of technoid grooves, orchestral sound clouds and complex jazz improvisations. From softly set stillness to a blustering techno-ish downfall - Beethoven's prominent works are dissected with delight and illuminated with curiosity.

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)

07.08.2020 DE - München // Munich Residence Brunnenhof Jazzrausch BigBand
12.08.2020 DE - Tübingen // Tübingen Sudhaus Jazzrausch BigBand
14.08.2020 DE - Gütersloh // Dreiecksplatz Jazzrausch BigBand
15.08.2020 DE - Wustrow // 3000 Grad Festival Jazzrausch BigBand
16.08.2020 DE - Jena // Kulturarena Jena - Kleines Paradies Jazzrausch BigBand
08.02.2021 DE - Berlin // Berliner Philharmonie Jazzrausch BigBand Buy Tickets
08.02.2021 DE - Berlin // Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic Jazzrausch BigBand Beethoven's Breakdown
05.03.2021 DE - Tübingen // Tübingen Sudhaus Jazzrausch BigBand
06.03.2021 DE - Darmstadt // Centralstation Jazzrausch BigBand
11.03.2021 DE - Rostock // M.A.U. Club Jazzrausch BigBand
13.03.2021 DE - Offenburg // Reithalle Jazzrausch BigBand
19.03.2021 DE - Nürnberg // Staatstheater Jazzrausch BigBand
24.04.2021 DE - Hannover // Unbekannt Jazzrausch BigBand
30.04.2021 DE - Weikersheim // Tauberphilharmonie Jazzrausch BigBand
08.05.2021 DE - St. Pölten // Festspielhaus Jazzrausch BigBand
09.05.2021 DE - Bayern // Dinzler Kaffeerösterei Jazzrausch BigBand
01.07.2021 DE - Schwerin // Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Jazzrausch BigBand
24.08.2021 DE - Frankfurt // Palmengarten Jazzrausch BigBand
03.12.2021 DE - Wörth am Rhein // Wörth am Rhein Jazzrausch BigBand