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Dear music friends,

Unfortunately, given the current situation, we are forced to skip our Swingin ‘Together concert this year.

We look forward to seeing you in 2021.

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For the sixth time, the Euregio Bigband has succeeded in inviting high-caliber international jazz stars to a joint concert under the motto “Swingin Together”. The first half of the program will be co-organized by the Euregio Bigband with the stars under the direction of Natalie Schiemann. In the second half of the evening you can look forward to the “All-Star” combo featuring Tony Lakatos, Bert Boeren, Martin Sasse, Henning Gailing and Joost van Schaik.

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Jazz fans and friends of the EUREGIO BIGBAND can look forward to a joint concert with many great names of the international jazz scene:

On the 4th of December, at 7 pm, the fourth edition of the successful format

Swingin ‘Together

will take place at the Bürgerhalle, Gronau..

Start. 7 pm  Admission: 6.30 pm  Advance sale: € 15, – Evening ticket: € 17, –

Advance booking or reservation at:

Tourist Service Gronau, Bahnhofstraße 45, Gronau and Tel .: +49 256299006 and +49 1717412584

Our guests are:

Andy Haderer

andy-hadererAndy Haderer worked as a musician in the Musical Cats and the ORF-Big Band after his classical trumpet studies, but also as a soloist with Teddy Ehrenreich and in smaller formations like Jazz Ahead. He played with Radio Big Band Zürich, from 1986 with Peter Herbolzheimer’s Rhythm Combination & Brass. Since 1988 he has been a lead trumpeter in the WDR Big Band Cologne. In 1999, he was appointed Professor of Jazztrompete at the Cologne University of Music. Haderer also worked with Clark Terry, the Brecker Brothers, Joe Zawinul, Jay Clayton, Phil Collins, Diane Schuur, Patti Austin, Michael Gibbs, Bob Mintzer, Maceo Parker and many more.

John Goldsby

john-goldsbyJohn Goldsby is one of the most important international contrabassists. He is the bass player of the WDR Big Band since 1994. He is a lecturer at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen. The American lived in New York for a long time and played there on the numerous stages of this world capital of jazz, from Carnegie Hall to the nightclubs in Greenwich Village. He has worked with many great jazz artists: George Benson, Larry Coryell, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Wynton Marsalis, Mel Lewis, Toshiko Akyioshiunter, and many others. He was the bass player of the soundtrack to “The Cotton Club”, which also won the Grammy Award. When you listen to Goldsby’s play, it’s not surprising that the New York Times writes, “His bass is spectacular.”

Hans Dekker

hans-dekkerHans Dekker was born in Boekelo, the Netherlands, and already made his first musical steps as a drummer at 9 years old. His father introduced him to jazz by taking him to an Art Blakey concert. After his school graduation, Hans Dekker studied at the Hilversum Conservatory and then began to work with many well-known musicians and orchestras in the Dutch and German jazz scene. Since 1995 he has been a lecturer at the Enschede Conservatory, he has been a regular guest player at the BundesJazz Orchestra, and he was a founding member of the Concertgebouw Jazz Orchestra, to which he was a member for eight years. Since 2005 he has been a member of the WDR Big Band.

Ludwig Nuss

ludwig-nussLudwig Nuss worked as a freelance musician in the Cologne jazz and studio scene after completing his studies at the Musikhochschule Cologne, which he finished “with distinction”. From 1992 to 1996 he was trombonist and soloist in the SDR Big Band Stuttgart. Since September 1996 he is 1st trombonist of the WDR Big Band Cologne. Ludwig Nuss played at many concerts and recordings with international and national jazz greats such as Bill Holman, Bob Mintzer, Paul Kuhn, Bob Brookmeyer, Peter Herbolzheimer, Klaus Weiss, Frank Foster, Michael Abene and others. He played in the backing bands of Shirley Bassey, Barbra Streisand, New York Voices, Toots Thielemans and others. With his own formations, as a jazz soliliter and a pedagogue he gives concerts and workshops at home and abroad.

Rainer Böhm

rainerboehmjoachimgern_1631cAfter completing his studies in jazz and popular music at the Mannheim University of Music, he completed his studies at the University of Music and Dance Cologne, John Taylor, and continued his studies at the City University in New York City and others With John Patitucci, Ari Hoenig, Gene Jackson and Michael Mossman. In 2010, he was awarded the Baden-Württemberg Jazz Prize as “a highly virtuosic and creative pianist”. Since the summer semester of 2005, Böhm has a lecture for the subjects of jazz piano and ensemble direction at the Mainz University of Music.

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Am 29. November 2015 fand in der Bürgerhalle in Gronau,  unser 3. Konzert des Formats „Swingin‘ Together“ statt. Wieder war es ein Riesenerfolg für unsere Band.

In der 1. Hälfte bot die Euregio Bigband ihr Können in den Kategorien Swing, Latin und Fusion dar, nach und nach unterstützt von dem Gaststar Jiggs Whigham und den Musikern seiner Combo.

Nach der Pause übernahmen Jiggs Whigham und Friends das Kommando und zeigten unter großem Beifall des Publikums ihr Können.

Es war wieder ein großes Erlebnis für die Euregio Bigband und ihr Publikum, was durch die Kritik in den Westfälischen Nachrichten vom 01. Dezember  nachträglich noch „geadelt“ wurde.

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