May18 2019 (Sat)
8:00 PM

Thomas Gansch Big Band

Prague Proms Festival 2019

La Fabrika | Jazz Music

110 minutes | Available

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Date: May 18, 2019 | 20:00 (Sat)
Venue: La Fabrika
Duration: 110 minutes
Status: Available
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Group discount 10+ people

Thomas Gansch Big Band: A Tribute to Thad Jones & Mel Lewis

"There is no greater joy for me than playing the Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Bandbook with this big band of musical companions and friends". (Thomas Gansch).

The Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra reinvented the big band sound in the 60s and 70s of the last century. Jazz orchestra arrangements have never been so complex, and never before had such a body been more soulful.

The two great musicians, drummer Mel Lewis (1929–1990) and trumpeter Thaddeus Joseph Jones (1923–1986), managed to create a new, totally independent sound with their formation, which is at the same time "heavy" and very light and which takes one while listening to a world of rhythm and blues in which one can no longer sit quietly. The compulsion to join in, clap along and be on your feet is hard to resist.

Thomas Gansch Big Band:

Thomas Ganschtrumpet, flugelhorn, lead
Thorsten Benkensteintrumpet
Tobias Weidingertrumpet
Matthieu Micheltrumpet
Stefan Zimmermanntrumpet
Dominik Stöger trombone
Adrian Mearstrombone
Alois Eberl trombone
David Taylorbass trombone
Florian Trübsbachalto saxophone
Mauro Negri alto saxophone
Thomas Kugi tenor saxophone
Roman Schwallertenor saxophone
Gary Smulyanbaritone saxophone
Oliver Kentpiano
Joshua Ginsburgdouble bass
Mario Gonzi drums

Please note:

  • One 20 minutes long intermission
  • Dress code: casual 

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