Jazz in the City! Saxony Youth Orchestra performed at Chowdiah hall yesterday. The Bangalore School of Music, organized the jazz talent from Germany.The Saxony Youth Jazz Orchestra conducted by Rolf von Nordenskjld showcased their unique sound, combining jazzy notes with big band influences. They played a wide range of German and international tunes arranged especially for this concert.
The organisers say in almost 16 years, more then 300 young talented people playing more than 170 concerts have contributed to the ensemble. They have worked together with internationally recognized musicians, such as Jrgen Friedrich, Marko Lackner, Ansgar Striepens, Milan Svoboda, Al Porcino, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Eberhard Weise and the singer Uschi Brning.
The conductor for the 2009 India tour is the well-known jazz saxophonist Rolf von Nordenskjld from Berlin. For the orchestras trip to India he conjured up a unique program that combines traditional big band sounds with contemporary ideas. Read the rest of this entry »