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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]