Randers Big Band feat. Kjeld Lauritsen (DK)


Randers Big Band feat. Kjeld Lauritsen (DK)

Kjeld Lauritsen (org), Jakob Arendt Rasmussen (a-sax, s-sax), Jakob Thykjær (a-sax), Christian Rudbeck and Svend Midtgaard (t-sax), Michael Olsen (b-sax), Jeppe Barkmann, Erik W. Christensen, Lars Christensen and Mette Rasmussen (trp), Thomas Skovlund Hansen, Peter Fuur and Jakob Waade (trb), Henrik Nüchel (b-trb), Hjalte Hvid (p, key), Mads Jensen (g), Jesper Carlsen (b), Tobias Granum (drm), Peter Brem (Cond)

Bigband with swing roots – but under constant development

Randers Big Band was formed in 1980 by Palle Hundborg.

The band has since undergone great musical developments. Not least over the many years leading up to 2011 under Ole Koch Sørensen's musical management, whose tenacious and motivating commitment has contributed to Randers Big Band being considered among the country's best-playing big bands, particularly in the realm of traditional swing music.

Organizer and trumpeter Jesper Riis took over the management from 2011-2012 and included many different styles on the repertoire.

From 2012 until the beginning of 2018, the band was led by Nicolai Bøgelund, who, as an effective whip, started a myriad of projects, including recording the band's latest album Live - Live with the singer Live Foyn Friis.

Peter Bram is now the daily band manager.

Over the years, Randers Big Band has participated in many festivals in Denmark and abroad and toured in Sweden, Finland, Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, the United States, Brazil, Canada and elsewhere. Most recently, the big band has been in London.

Apart from numerous Kjeld Lauritsen tunes, the set will feature newer things from the band's standard repertoire.

Read more about the program for Rideshuset Swinger 2019 - Cuban Big Band Nights at www.aarhusjazzorchestra.dk.




17:00 - 18:00

Cover charge FREE


Vester Allé 1
DK-8000 Aarhus C
(+45) 30 24 06 62


Aarhus Jazz Orchestra
(+45) 30 24 06 62




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