As soon as I can remember the Big Band Sound cast a spell on me. I was fascinated by the energy and the rhythm that came from the swingbands and dance orchestras of the 30ties and 40ties. Later, in the course of my jazz piano studies, the music of Gil Evans, Stan Kenton, Oliver Nelson, Bob Brookmeyer and Maria Schneider came to my attention and I discovered, that a Big Band not only lives from its power but also offers a wide and deep range of sounds.
My first compositions and arrangements arose during my studies and meanwhile one can find several music lying on my desktop making a plea to be played finally. So it was time to found my own Big Band with my favourite musicians to arouse the written score.