Jazzrausch Bigband

All Seasons

about the special project.

When jazz merges with techno-aesthetics, unrestrained creativity meets high standards, and the sound diversity of a big band is combined with clear techno beats, a unique concert experience is guaranteed.

“With force of sound and groove” describes the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung the artistic work of the Jazzrausch Bigband. Funk and jazz meets techno and deep-house beats. And this overall musical concept of club/live concert works.

“Precise wind sound, cool techno-beats, extremely sophisticated arrangements by Jazzrausch-Brain Leonhard Kuhn, as well as excellent musicians at all music stands, who not only shine as ensemble players and soloists, but also dance like dervishes – that’s just the right mix for a breathtaking show.”

“Jazzrausch brings excellent, challenging big-band sounds to the stage in the guise of danceable techno beats.” General-Anzeiger Bonn, Thomas Kliemann, 27.05.2019



Kulturforum Fürth



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Daniel Witzke

Manager Creative Development

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Baiba Birzgalis

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Biography – about the special project.

“A meltdown of bigband sound with house and techno music.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

With an average of 120 concerts a year, playing throughout Europe and visiting the US, Asia and Africa, the Jazzrausch Bigband is one of the busiest European big bands. With “power, groove and enormous stage presence” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), the band equally reaches audiences from jazz and electronic music. 

The driving forces behind the Jazzrausch Bigband project are the Munich-based trombonist and music manager Roman Sladek and the guitarist and composer Leonhard Kuhn, also living in Munich. The nucleus and starting point of the musical journey is a Munich institution: the “Harry Klein”, one of the most renowned electro clubs in Europe. In 2015, just one year after its founding, Jazzrausch Bigband became artist in residence at the club - and the young Munich audience went nuts. A big band in a Techno Club! Totally unique not only for Munich, but the world! Soon, the venues got bigger, selling out locations like the Munich Muffathalle, as well as classical music institutions such as the Gasteig in Munich. The band is also performing at major festivals all over Germany. Tours soon took them to the Lincoln Center in New York, the JZ Festival in Shanghai, the Safaricom International Jazz Festival in Nairobi, the Ural Music Night in Yekaterinburg and the SXSW Music Festival in Austin among others.

No exaggeration to call the Jazzrausch Bigband a phenomenon. One that shows in a very special way, what has been simmering and bubbling for a long time in the jazz genre. Everybody, the musicians as well as the audience, are enjoying to tear down musical boundaries of all kinds. Having said that, the music of Jazzrausch Bigband seeks to fulfil various expectations: The longing of the audience for more genuine, handmade, fresh, original music. And those being into jazz and classical music to find more groove, big sound and great fun.

Season 2019/2020

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Baiba Birzgalis

+49 511 36607-51