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The Swan Big Band in 2020

Musicians wanted: we are currently looking to strengthen our trumpet section (dep. lead). Please contact us if you are interested.

After a musically diverse 2019, the Swan Big Band looks forward to a busy 2020. You can hear us on the following dates:

  • Sunday, 7. Juni 2020, 11:00: Jazz Matinee Bauschänzli Zürich (weather dependent – check here on Friday evening).
  • Friday 18. September 2020 or Sunday 20. September 2020: Big Band Battle in Konzertsaal Schluefweg Kloten; actual date and further information to follow.

The band at an engagement in Kongresshaus Zürich in November 2016.

Like many other big bands, in its early days the Swan Big Band focused on the music of the grand masters such as Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Count Basie. The versatile ensemble would not do its name justice if it left classic swing numbers out of its repertoire. But the Swan Big Band is expanding its repertoire constantly and cultivates a broad range of styles from Latin and traditional dance rhythms to funk and modern classics. The renowned band leader Erwin Lorant, for many years a member of the Pepe Lienhard Orchestra, has fronted the Swan Big Band with huge success for over ten years.

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