Composing suites is Steffen Schorn’s passion. «Cellular Structures» is a conceptual composition that goes its own way. Rhythmic, harmonic and melodic units composed of various building blocks combine to form a sensual tonal language and result in a new world of sound off the beaten track. The hour-long work is based on elements that have […]
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 […]
With «Three Pictures», Steffen Schorn has generated a repertoire that presents the Zurich Jazz Orchestra in all its facets, providing ample space for all its timbres and a stage for every rhythm. The stylistic spectrum ranges from the very short «Wildbotz», a frenetically rhythmical piece of not even one minute in length, to its counterpart, […]
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.
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 […]