"The Orchestra, performs one of the rare functions in music - they play as if they love the music AND each other and they give
life to the writtem page, the key elemnet in expression...This band has a strong and unified center and a sense og the power and magic
that music can transmit" Bob Brookmeyer.
The Orchestra is a 18 piece Big Band, that features prominent Danish jazz musicians and composers. From The orchestra's debut performance
at the Montruex Jazz festival in 1991. the band has a particular homogenous and transparent sound, that conveys the musicians dedication
to working as a unit - and to playing the often difficult music with the strongest possible conviction.
The different composers cover a very wide scope off musical concepts, ranging from groove-and melodic oriented approaches to inspiration
from contemporary classical composers. A common factor though, is an awareness and knowledge of the Big Band tradition. Most of the composers
have been part of the Bob Brookmeyer Composition Workshop in Copenhagen 1996-99.
The Orchestra has released 4 CD's and performed in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, UK and Switzerland. The band is supported by the
Danish Music Council.
Niels Jakob "Filt" Kristensen.
Mai Berit Guassora.
Henrik Gunde Pedersen (pno)
Thor Madsen (guit)
Kasper Vadsholdt (bass)
Martin Andersen (dr)