Dear audience The music we play with the Zurich Jazz Orchestra is first and foremost a live experience. In addition to the improvised and free passages that are characteristic of jazz, it is inspired by and also depends on you, the audience, on the moment and the mood at the concert. Over the last six […]
It was not an easy choice but we ultimately decided on American Ed Partyka. He will take over as musical director of the ZJO in the 2021/2022 season.
Stylistic range from traditional to contemporary. 15-20 concerts per season. Application deadline: February 20, 2021
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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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 […]