JUGENDJAZZT @ ELBJAZZ
Anyone who has experienced the NDR Bigband in full swing knows the kind of fire that a 30-strong jazz ensemble can ignite. But even the professionals started off in unknown groups.
JUGENDJAZZT@ELBJAZZ in cooperation with the regional “Jugend Jazzt” competition now presents for the first time two prize-winning bands of musicians aged 14 to 25 on the stage of the Schiffbauhalle. The two big bands both took first place in the 2019 competition but were unable to make their planned appearance at ELBJAZZ 2020 because of the pandemic. “Think Big!” from the State Youth Music School Hamburg brings together talented musicians who play jazz classics and modern jazz in new arrangements. “Yo Jazz!” also sets new standards, but with a particular focus on the big band pieces they have composed themselves. Concentrated big band power on a Saturday afternoon!