Bohuslän Big Band

Bohuslan Big Band, one of Northern Europe’s most prominent big bands, is an integral part of the Scandinavian Jazz scene. This big band works with international and national artists and composers, thereby contributing to a vibrant and active music scene both in the country and abroad. Bohuslan Big Band’s history dates back to the 1800s, when it was one of several military orchestras in Sweden called Bohus Battalion. The band grew to be one of Sweden’s two professional big bands, with sixteen full-time musicians. Bohuslan Big Band can play all styles of jazz from swing to avant-garde and even cross over into other genres, including crossovers with top Swedish musicians. The big band has shared the stage with jazz legends like Quincy Jones and Gregory Porter, Joe Lovano (Joe Lovano), Maria Schneider, Avishai, Cohen, Viktoria tolstoys, Vince Mendozas, Sinne Eeg and Nils Landgren over the years. Bohuslan Big Band was the first Swedish big band to tour Japan and China in 2001. They returned to Japan in 2003 and 2008, respectively. The big band has also been on tour in England, Scotland and Denmark, Germany and Egypt. They have also performed at the House of Sweden in Washington DC and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. The big band plays approximately 80-90 concerts annually and has performed at prestigious festivals like the Copenhagen Jazz Festival. Bohuslan Big Band is a team of highly skilled professionals and musicians from Scandinavia. While the big band strives to be the best in contemporary music, it also keeps jazz’s roots close to its heart. The big band is committed to the dissemination of live music of the highest standard and to discovering new exciting collaborations between musicians, composers and arrangers across a wide range of genres. Bohuslan Big Band is committed to preserving and advancing the genre, while providing a complete experience for the listener with all that a big band can offer. from

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