Werkstatt BigBand Dresden e.V.

Formed around jazz trumpet player Sebastian Haas, Werkstatt BigBand Dresden is passionate about rehearsing and presenting jazz classics while leaving freedom to play around. The classic lineup makes for a colorful interplay of established swing, jazz and Latin tunes. BigBand consists of students from the Carl Maria von Weber College of Music and from the TU Dresden and offers all interested students an opportunity to play while at the same time affording school music students a change to gain experience leading a big band.

Werkstatt BigBand Dresden

As a student project, BigBand prepares and holds concerts mainly during the lecture period; a rehearsal weekend is part of the program. Despite its recent founding in 2011, BigBand has already held various fantastic concerts: in 2012 at “BigBand Frühstück” in the concert hall of the College of Music, at the Architektursommer (“Architecture Summer”) closing ceremony, at “Swingin’ Summer Eve” at the Blaue Fabrik; and 2013/2014 at “TU Campus Classics” and “Festival Contre Le Racisme” in addition to concerts at the College of Music. At “Uni Air 2013”, BigBand won second place and has recently developed a project together with Werkstattorchester Dresden e.V.

Further information on Werkstatt BigBand Dresden e.V.

Rehearsals Thursdays, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
University of Music Carl Maria von Weber Dresden, Wettiner Platz 13
Contact Philipp Sohr, E-Mail: info@werkstattbigband.de
Website http://www.werkstattbigband.de