Dear audience It’s not that long ago, and yet it seems like an eternity ago: On March 6th, we were just able to play one last concert in front of a reduced audience at the music club Mehrspur. After that, the Zurich Jazz Orchestra had to stop playing as well. The lockdown was a strange […]
The Zurich Jazz Orchestra consists of 18 musicians, all of them professionals with soloist quality, and has been playing in almost the same line-up since 2000. It skilfully varies between mainstream and avant-garde, orchestral big-band sound and explosive improvisations by the soloists. A mixture that carries you away. Zurich’s largest jazz ensemble has a hard […]
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The Zurich Jazz Orchestra’s concerts and events are cancelled until the end of the season and a replacement date is sought whenever possible.
Once again, the ZJO will conduct its search for a new musical director in the exact place where the new conductor will have to prove himself – on stage. Ed Partyka has a lot of experience as a conductor and composer, has worked with the band before and thus just had to be included in […]
In September 2014, Steffen Schorn gave his debut as the musical director of the Zurich Jazz Orchestra. Schorn came to Zurich in order to establish a unique band sound for the orchestra. After five years of intense musical collaboration, compositions and premieres are ample proof of the fact that Schorn has accomplished his mission. His […]
Linda Porter, scion of a very wealthy and distinguished family from Virginia, was married to the American composer and songwriter Cole Porter for 34 years. In the roughly three and a half decades of their life together, she lead a luxurious high society lifestyle as an elegant prominent socialite and muse and arranged the couple’s […]
The Zurich Jazz Orchestra (ZJO) was first launched in 1995. And what began twenty-three years ago as a „rehearsal band for local composers and arrangers“ is now a top-class big band that‘s tough to beat in terms of variety and excellence.With its musical virtuosity, an innovative programme, and an extraordinary level of commitment from both […]