Dirk Raufeisen Big Band
The DIRK RAUFEISEN BIG BAND presents unforgettable swing and jazz hits!
Bandleader Dirk Raufeisen and 18 amateur and professional musicians all share a common passion: the Big Band sound in all its facets.
The band has an original Big Band line-up – four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, one bass guitar, drums and a piano – and evergreens are brought to the stage in a lively and impressive way.
Unforgettable hits from the „Rat Pack era“ (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.), Count Basie, Al Jarreau and more modern jazz arrangements are brought to life.
Virtuoso instrumental solos are part of every concert.
Elegant melodies, romantic soundscapes, powerful dynamics and rousing drive are what characterise this big band.
Vocal interludes by Liane Rahn, Matthias Weinberger and bandleader Dirk Raufeisen, sometimes in three-part harmony, provide further highlights.
Moderator Peter Kristen leads the band through the programme.