NDR Bigband feat. Silvan Strauss and Guests
The NDR Bigband presents a bona-fide big-band firework show that reduces the cliché of Nordic equanimity to absurdity. The public-service ensemble may see itself as a culture bearer that is primarily responsible for maintaining the legacy of 100 years of jazz history, yet they are also avid explorers of crossover points of intersection. At the ELBJAZZ they will be presenting a blend of jazz and urban music styles such as hip-hop – and that in collaboration with the Hamburg drummer Silvan Strauss, last year’s winner of the Hamburg Jazz Prize. With the NDR Bigband arranger Niels Klein conducting, they will perform big-band versions of unreleased tracks by Strauss and his groove-oriented Toytoy Quartet – focusing on the individuality of and brilliant solo performances by outstanding musicians without losing sight of the shared goal: generating the classic NDR Bigband sound and getting every last member of the audience on their feet.