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)

26.03.2021 DE - München // Releasekonzert "téchne" Livestream // Kunsthalle Jazzrausch BigBand
30.04.2021 DE - Weikersheim // Tauberphilharmonie Jazzrausch BigBand Buy Tickets
08.05.2021 AT - St. Pölten // Festspielhaus Jazzrausch BigBand Buy Tickets
09.05.2021 DE - Bayern // Dinzler Kaffeerösterei Jazzrausch BigBand
12.05.2021 DE - Hannover // Kuppelsaal im Congress Centrum Jazzrausch BigBand
13.05.2021 DE - Hannover // Trammplatz Jazzrausch BigBand
29.05.2021 DE - Hameln // Doubletime Jazz Club Jazzrausch BigBand
04.06.2021 DE - Erfurt // Jazz in the City Jazzrausch BigBand Buy Tickets
26.06.2021 DE - Neresheim // Marienplatz Jazzrausch BigBand
27.06.2021 DE - Timmendorfer Strand-Niendorf // Jazz Baltica Jazzrausch BigBand
01.07.2021 DE - Schwerin // Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Jazzrausch BigBand
02.07.2021 DE - Greifswald // Eldenaer Jazz Evenings Jazzrausch BigBand
21.10.2021 DE - Tübingen // Tübingen Sudhaus Jazzrausch BigBand Buy Tickets
03.12.2021 DE - Wörth am Rhein // Wörth am Rhein Jazzrausch BigBand