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Homage to Peter Herbolzheimer - NEW / RESCEDULED

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He was just about to become an engineering draftsman at General Motors when, luckily, he changed his mind and decided to pursue a musical career instead. Peter Herbolzheimer has influenced the European jazz history like no other. Being the leader of the Bundesjazzorchester for more than twenty years, the trombone player and arranger, who died in 2010, supported numerous outstanding talents on their way of becoming professional artists. In addition to this, his band Rhythm Combination & Brass founded in 1969 was considered to be Europe’s most successful big band for many years. Erik van Lier used to be one of the trombone players of the orchestra – and also a dear friend and companion of Herbolzheimer’s. It is therefore an honour to announce that he has agreed to take over the musical direction of this special concert – a very personal tribute to an exceptional musician!

Erik van Lier, conductor

New: Friday, January 15th 2021

18.30 h and 20.30 h

Frankfurt

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Lucy Woodward - NEW / RESCEDULED

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The home of singer Lucy Woodward is thoroughly musical. Her mother herself is a versatile opera singer, her father a conductor and composer. Born and raised in Europe, Lucy moved to New York at the age of 5. There she made it from a singer on the street and in bars to a first career as a pop singer with two Top 40 chart hits. But Lucy Woodward wanted to be different. She changed the genre and decided to work on in a more groovy world of jazz music. That's the way she met the band Snarky Puppy and immediately reaps one of her biggest successes with them: the jointly produced video for the song "Too Hot To Last" is celebrated with more than a million clicks in social media. Lucy Woodward is one of the most versatile singers who was able to join Rod Steward and Joe Cocker as a background singer, and then took the spotlight at the Montreal Jazz Festival as the last-minute front woman for the band Pink Martini. Chief conductor Jim McNeely will write a funky, groovy program for this meeting of Lucy Woodward with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band.

Lucy Woodward, singer
Jim McNeely, conductor

NEW: Friday, January 22nd 2021

18:30 h and 20:30 h

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Monk and Duke - NEW

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Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington: How do these two musicians go together? For one thing, there is the album that Monk recorded in 1956, exclusively interpreting compositions of »The Duke«. In this context, however, the connection between the two musicians may rather be found in the conductor John Beasley. Working for the Frankfurt Radio Bigband, the multi-talent has already been concerned with both composers. His project »Monkestra« was nominated for a Grammy in 2017. In addition to this, he wrote some of the arrangements for the two »Echoes of Ellington« concerts in the beginning of this season. An exceptional combination of two jazz greats!

John Beasley, conductor

Friday, January 29th 2021

18.30 h and 20.30 h

Frankfurt

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