On a regular basis, we invite Thomas Gansch, trumpet player from Vienna, to join us. He’s our choice soloist for Don Ellis’ challenging mix of jazz, 70ties fusion an odd meters. It’s always a pleasure for the audience, and for the band as well, although rumour has it that these concerts are called “further musical […]
In collaboration with the Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK. The workshop concerts offer graduates of the jazz department the opportunity to sit in the orchestra. In this way, the Zurich Jazz Orchestra offers students the opportunity to complete an internship in a professional big band – analogous to classical music.
«Miles oder die Pendeluhr aus Montreux» is an homage to a jazz genius, a man suffering from loneliness and prejudice. It tells about the beauty of Juliette Gréco, Swiss watches, of favourite chords and beloved people.
We take a time journey back to the era of swing, back to the times of Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. Sinatra embodies the «American Dream» like no other performer.
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 […]