Kicks & Sticks – The Orchestra (DE)


Description

Kicks & Sticks – The Orchestra (DE)

Young German big band jazz

Landes Jugend Jazz Orchestra Hessen - known today as Kicks & Sticks - is considered one of Europe's best youth big band and will be performing at both Bispetorvet and Ridehuset during the festival.

The band was formed in 1985 by current leader and conductor Wolfgang Diefenbach with the aim of establishing an orchestra where young musicians could receive professional big band training at a high level.

Over the years, more than 2,000 young musicians have been involved with the orchestra, whose concept is based on three pillars: workshops with well-known jazz musicians as teachers, well-prepared concerts and professional recording sessions.

The orchestra plays standards by Duke Ellington and Count Basie, compositions created for the orchestra, and music rooted in Brazilian and Cuban music as well as the New York Latin scene.

Kicks & Sticks has toured most of the world, including Australia, South Korea, Vietnam and South America.

Since 1990, the band has received solid support from Hessische Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst.

Kicks & Sticks also plays at Ridehuset Saturday, July 20th at 5 pm.


www.ljjoh.de

www.wolfgangdiefenback.de

Line-up

Line-up

Wolfgang Diefenbach (cond), and others

Media
  • Kicks & Sticks – The Orchestra
Info

Cover charge info

19/07/2019

12:30 - 14:30

Cover charge FREE


Venue

Bispejazz - Bispetorvet
DK-8000 Aarhus C
(+45) 28 60 47 91
info@jazzfest.dk
www.jazzfest.dk

Organizer

Aarhus Jazz Festival
(+45) 28 60 47 91
www.jazzfest.dk
Co-Organizer
RMF Rytmisk Musikforening

Genre

Mainstream/Swing

World/Latin/Folk