30 Jahre Bundesjazzorchester

Price: € 14.95
Format: CD
Label: Double Moon Records
UPC: 0608917135220
Catnr: DMCHR 71352
Release date: 03 August 2018
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€ 14.95
Double Moon Records
Catalogue number
DMCHR 71352
Release date
03 August 2018

"... The different soloists, young at age, usually show an astonishing maturity. All in all great praise!"

Jazzpodium, 04-12-2018

About the album

The German Federal Jazz Orchestra (BuJazzO) is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018. Excellent variety and eternal youth distinguish the German Federal Jazz Orchestra. The young BuJazzO members spend two intensive years in the ensemble among kindred spirits. They come in contact with the best teachers and the most exciting programs in a professional environment in the most interesting places. Those who leave BuJazzO have learned a lot musically, but also things that are important for the professional life of musicians. No member may be older than 24; others take their place in BuJazzO after that. The more than 900 former members influence today's professional music life at key places around the world.

The anniversary CD “BUJAZZO 30" presents a cross-section of the work of the last five years. The musical variety of the orchestra moves between tradition and modernity as well as through various styles of jazz. Examples include "La Suerte De Los Tontos" by Johnny Richards, 2016, under the direction of Jiggs Whigham, together with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (England) and the Nationaal Jeugd Jazz Orkest (Netherlands). Ansgar Striepens brought the song "Le Cyclo Pathe" by Pierre Bertrand from Paris in 2017 into the working phase with the WDR Big Band. Kurt Elling already sang his "Steppin' Out" for the 25th Anniversary, Jörg Achim Keller brought the German Federal Jazz Orchestra together with Nils Landgren in 2016/2017, and Mike Herting did the same with Wolfgang Niedecken in 2017/2018.

The BuJazzO often welcomes guest conductors and soloists, who also enrich the offer for the audience sustainably, for example, John Hollenbeck 2015 ("11"). A few composition competitions also regularly supplement the offer for young composers ("The Whole Truth" by Mike Conrad, 2015). The long-standing partnership with Westdeutschen Rundfunk (West German Radio – WDR) is attested to by the two arrangements "Inner Urge" and "A Sleepin' Bee" from the archives of the Kurt Edelhagen Orchestra.

Two large special projects have kept the ensemble extremely busy over the last two years. On the one hand, the 500th Reformation Anniversary in 2017 under the direction of Michael Villmow, and on the other hand the "100 Years of Bauhaus” anniversary under the direction of Niels Klein in the 2018/2019 season. The German Federal Jazz Orchestra positioned itself for both important events as a cultural ambassador of Germany with outstanding new compositions for jazz orchestra with vocal ensemble. On this CD, you can hear Martin Luther's chorale "Verley uns Frieden" in the new version by Michael Villmow as well as the piece "Das Geheimnis der Marquise” (The Secret of the Marquise) by Ansgar Striepens about the silhouette film by Lotte Reiniger (1920) of the same name from the archives of the George Eastman Museum Rochester (USA).

Das Bundesjazzorchester (BuJazzO) feiert im Jahr 2018 seinen 30. Geburtstag. Ausgezeichnete Vielfalt und ewige Jugend machen das Bundesjazzorchester aus. Zwei Jahre lang verbringen die jungen BuJazzOs im Ensemble eine intensive Zeit unter Gleichge­sinnten. Sie kommen in Kontakt mit den besten Dozenten, den spannendsten Programmen in einem professionellen Umfeld an den interessantesten Orten. Wer das BuJazzO wieder verlässt, hat viel gelernt – musikalisch, aber auch Dinge, die für das professionelle Musi­kerleben wichtig sind. Kein Mitglied darf älter als 24 sein, dann rücken andere ins BuJazzO nach. Die über 900 Ehemaligen prägen heute das professionelle Musikleben an wich­tigen Stellen weltweit.

Die Jubiläums-CD „BUJAZZO 30“ präsentiert einen Querschnitt durch die Arbeit der letzten fünf Jahre. Die musikalische Vielfalt des Orchesters bewegt sich sicher zwischen Tradition und Moderne und durch die unterschiedlichsten Spielarten des Jazz. Zum Beispiel bei „La Suerte De Los Tontos“ von Johnny Richards, 2016 unter der Leitung von Jiggs Whigham gemeinsam mit dem National Youth Jazz Orchestra (England) sowie dem Nationaal Jeugd Jazz Orkest (Niederlande). Den Titel „Le Cyclopathe” von Pierre Bertrand aus Paris brachte Ansgar Striepens 2017 mit in die Arbeitsphase mit der WDR Big Band. Kurt Elling sang sein „Steppin‘ Out“ bereits zum 25. Jubiläum, Jörg Achim Keller verlinkte das Bundesjazzorchester 2016/2017 mit Nils Landgren und Mike Herting brachte die Bigband 2017/2018 mit Wolfgang Niedecken zusammen.

Das BuJazzO emp­fängt stets gerne Gastdirigenten und Gastsolisten, die das Angebot auch für das Publikum nachhaltig bereichern, so auch John Hollenbeck 2015 („Elf“). Eigene Kompositionswettbe­werbe ergänzen das Angebot auch regelmäßig für junge Komponistinnen und Komponisten („The Whole Truth“ von Mike Conrad 2015). Die langjährige Partnerschaft zum Westdeut­schen Rundfunk belegen die beiden Arrangements „Inner Urge“ und „A Sleepin’ Bee“ aus dem Archiv des Kurt-Edelhagen-Orchesters.

Zwei große Sonderprojekte haben das Ensemble in den letzten zwei Jahren stark beschäftigt: Einer­seits das 500. Reformationsjubiläum 2017 unter der Leitung von Michael Villmow wie auch in der Saison 2018/2019 das Jubiläum „100 Jahre Bauhaus“ unter der Leitung von Niels Klein. Zu beiden bedeutenden Anlässen hat sich das Bundesjazzorchester mit herausragenden Neukompositionen für Jazzorchester mit Vokalensemble als Kulturbotschafter Deutsch­lands positioniert. Auf dieser CD hören Sie Martin Luthers Choral „Verley uns Frieden“ in der Neufassung von Michael Villmow sowie das Stück „Das Geheimnis der Marquise“ von Ansgar Striepens zum gleichnamigen Scherenschnittfilm von Lotte Reiniger (1920) aus dem Archiv des George Eastman Museum Rochester (USA).


The Bundesjazzorchester (BuJazzO) is a pretty unique institution worldwide. The orchestra was founded to support young jazz musicians - up to age 24 - after leaving the school orchestras, youth music schools, etc. Applicants can be members for up to two years after a successful audition. The program of the BuJazzO is organized in so called "work phases." During a work phase the members of the orchestra develop a complete concert repertoire under the guidance of professional musicians/educators.

Most of its existance the BuJazzO was conducted by trombonist Peter Herbolzheimer (1988-2006). Since 2009 the band is conducted by keyboarder Mike Herting.

The BuJazzO played almost 400 concerts and visited twenty countries. The music of the orchestra is documented on numerous CDs and on a special BuJazzO series (Volumes 1-6).

Among the alumni of the BuJazzO are the likes of trumpeter Till Brönner, pianist Frank Chastenier, vibraphonist Christopher Dell, pianist Julia Hülsmann, pianist Hubert Nuss, vocalist Michael Schiefel, trumpeter Chris Walden, saxophonist Peter Weniger, bassist Martin Wind, trombonist Nils Wogram and the young pianist Michael Wollny.

Source: Rateyourmusic


... The different soloists, young at age, usually show an astonishing maturity. All in all great praise!
Jazzpodium, 04-12-2018

On this album are some highlights of the last 5 years.
Jazzism, 01-11-2018

A wonderful initiative this training band and the album stands like house, nothing students, just professional music. Because of the variety, the music is not boring for a second.
Rootstime, 02-8-2018

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