The 2023 / 2024 concert season is themed “The Art of Arranging”.
The “Jazzhaus” sees itself as a workspace, a production house – and not as a concert venue. Rehearsal and working spaces for larger ensembles are a rare commodity in the city of Zurich. Thus, the “Jazzhaus” should also be available for rent by other formations, productions, ensembles or institutions.
The often underestimated art form of arranging and presenting is very important to Ed Partyka: “‘The art of arranging’ is a subject very close to my heart. I compose music, but I see myself primarily as an arranger. Arranging is the part of writing music that I enjoy the most and find the most interesting, […]
Stream live concerts from the Jazzcub Moods in Zurich and watch them anytime in the archive as video-on-demand.
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 […]
The album «Dedications» is a worthy successor to «Three Pictures», released in 2018. Schorn’s compositions and thus the sound of the orchestra have, if at all possible, become even richer, more colorful, more differentiated, but at the same time more powerful. The album is proof of the fact that the sound spectrum and the possibilities […]
The Jazz Podcast with the Zurich Jazz Orchestra: guests, music, stories, relevance and also a bit of palaver.
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 album includes five original compositions, all composed and arranged by Steffen Schorn, and from a musical perspective continues from where “Dedications” left off. The music is dense, powerful and yet completely transparent.