German National Youth Jazz Orchestra, 100th anniversary of the BAUHAUS movement

German National Youth Jazz Orchestra

100th anniversary of the BAUHAUS movement

Sat, July 6, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


Chicago, IL


This event is all ages

German National Youth Jazz Orchestra
German National Youth Jazz Orchestra
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the BAUHAUS, an influential art and architecture movement, the German National Youth Jazz Orchestra, BuJazzO, presents a live-music to picture program with original compositions by prominent German and American jazz composers. Five short films from the 1920s by internationally renowned Bauhaus master teacher, graphic artist, and photographer László Moholy-Nagy were newly scored for big band and vocal ensemble. Three animated advertising shorts (1919-1922) will open the program.

The project represents an exciting collaboration between BuJazzO, the Eastman School of Music, and Eastman Museum for Film and Photography in Rochester. The program premiered at the Kurt Weill Fest Dessau in March 2018 and thanks to funding by the German State Department will tour international jazz festivals until the culminating Bauhaus celebration in Berlin in 2019.

 Ansgar Striepens, Christopher Dell, Gebhard Ullmann, Bill Dobbins, Julia Hülsmann, Niels Klein, Oliver Schneller, and Reinhild Steingröver

The Bundesjazzorchester (BuJazzO) is the official youth jazz orchestra of the Federal Republic of Germany. Outstanding young musicians and renowned conductors and lecturers jointly form a resonating body of the highest musical level. Founded in 1988 by Peter Herbolzheimer, the Bundesjazzorchester is nowadays considered to be an excellent talent factory of tomorrow’s successful jazz musicians. After passing an initial audition, each member is accepted into the orchestra for a maximum of two years. Most of the musicians are either conservatoire students or graduates. Jiggs Whigham and Niels Klein jointly account for the artistic conception; they are closely connected to the orchestra. The 17-to-24-year-old young talents regularly develop new programmes together with them and with changing guest conductors. Among the approximately 900 former members are outstanding musicians such as Till Brönner, Roger Cicero, Tom Gaebel and Julia Hülsmann. The Bundesjazzorchester represents modern-music Germany at home and abroad via regular, transcultural exchange projects. As cultural ambassadors, the Bundesjazzorchester has already built many bridges of friendship and always presented an every new-sounding business card of “Jazz made in Germany” on its concert tours. BuJazzO is twinned with WDR Big Band, National Youth Jazz Orchestra (UK) and Nationaal Jeugd Jazz Orkest (Netherlands).
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618