PHOTO: © Deutscher Musikrat, Christian Borchers

Cologne Jazzweek: Bundesjazzorchester & Hendrika Entzian – Rotate

In the organizer's words:

When the Cologne bassist and composer Hendrika Entzian, born in Kiel in 1984, has to find titles for her pieces, she often lets herself be guided by the sound of the words. This is also the case, for example, with her piece "Rotate", which gave its name to the program with the Bundesjazzorchester (BuJazzo) at the Cologne Jazzweek. It is not the actual meaning of this English verb, "to turn", that is important to her, but the intonation and phrasing of the word itself. Only this gives her the opportunity to give the young musicians of the BuJazzO the freedom to improvise their orchestral music. The combination of Entzian, who has been a visiting professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt since 2023 on the new MA Big Band - Playing, Writing, Conducting course, and the BuJazzO, which was founded in 1988, is a "perfect match". In this federal talent factory, the composer meets young jazz musicians who are eager to get to know her orchestral pieces, rehearse them and perform them in front of an audience.

Hendrika Entzian - cond/comp

Federal Jazz Orchestra

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Stadtgarten Venloer Straße 40 50672 Köln

Artist | Orchestra

Bundesjazzorchester Köln

Artist | Musician

Hendrika Entzian Köln

Organizer | Festival

Cologne Jazzweek
Cologne Jazzweek Venloer Straße 40 50672 Köln

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