The title of the concert is derived from the composition “Little Things” by Yumi Ito, which Ed Partyka arranged for the Zurich Jazz Orchestra especially for this concert evening. And when Ed Partyka, arranges, he takes the word “big” in “big band” literally and stocks up the ZJO with five trumpets, tuba and French horn. Big jazz! We are very happy to welcome Yumi Ito for the first time at the Zurich Jazz Orchestra. The Japanese-Polish-born musician wraps her music in stories and tells them in a spectrum ranging from jazz and art-pop to free improvisation and neoclassicism. As the successor to Marianne Racine, she now teaches jazz singing at the ZHdK. Of course, this evening will not only feature vocals, but also the soloists of the ZJO, who will be wonderfully showcased with Ed’s music. As always with the new ZJO leader, who has been on the podium since September, there are no boundaries between styles and genres: The repertoire for the evening ranges from Charlie Parker’s “Klactoveesedstene” to “The Summer of my Discontent” from Ed’s album “Kopfkino” to “Dienda” composed by Kenny Kirkland and rearranged for jazz orchestra.