Bohuslän Big Band

Bohuslän Big Band has its geographical base in the city of Gothenburg on the westcoast of Sweden. The band has a repertory that covers everything from the classic big band style to the grooves of today. From the early compositions of Ellington, to the songs of Beatles and beyond. Thad Jones, Bob Mintzer, Maria Schneider are some of those who have provided the orchestra with music. Yes - most of today's big music masters are represented in the band's repertory. Many of Bohuslän Big Band's productions are built upon certain themes. Duke Ellington´s music, the songs of Dinah Washington, the music of Thelonius Monk and Charlie Mingus are different ideas the band has used. Or the Academy Award winning score of from the film Round Midnight is yet another. Recently the bands interpretation of Frank Zappa´s music and the songs from the glittering pop music of Steely Dan in BBB-style have been other successful productions. Of course there is always room for a Swedish focus with music from the great composers of Sweden such as Jan Johansson, Nils Lindberg a. o. Bohuslän Big Band ranks among the foremost of the big bands in Europe. Slowly but surely the band have attained a more prominent position within the jazz arena and today they are one of the few professional big band in Scandinavia.

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Bohuslän Big Band plays Zappa
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