The legendary New York Voices come to Freiburg to share the stage with Jazzchor Freiburg. Two times 30 years of top-class vocal jazz: The "Voices" are considered to be the leading jazz vocal quartet that has traveled almost all over the world and worked with artists such as the Count Basie Orchestra and Paquito d’Riviera. This ensemble has always been an inspiration for the award-winning Jazzchor Freiburg, which has so far given concerts in 15 countries in Europe and Asia with its “unique” programs. In addition, projects with Bobby McFerrin, Torun Eriksen and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra kept opening new musical doors for the choir. For the anniversary, the Freiburgers - with Junior and Senior Jazzchor - and New Yorkers can be heard on the same evening, individually and together.
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On the initiative of #inFreiburgzuhause and Jazzhaus Freiburg, the Jazzchor will give its very first streaming concert on March 14th, 2021. It is also the choir's first concert
since the lockdown in November.
The choir is performing with its current program Infusion, which will be enriched with a few surprises. Please switch on! The concert is free - a donation is welcome.
Jazzchor Freiburg presents its new video of Björks Hit „Jóga“ in a special arrangement of Lukas DeRungs. The video was shot under the direction of David Brooke and the cameraman Matthias Klingner in Jazzhaus Freiburg. Torun Eriksen can be seen as a soloist.
Jazzchor Freiburg responds to the call of Munich Philhamonic, the BR Symphony Orchestra and the Bavarian State Opera on Monday, November 2nd, 2020 - the day on which the entire culture industry in Germany was shut down a second time in 2020. This video clip under the hashtag #SangUndKlanglos has been recorded to draw attention to the fact that without art, music and culture it will be completely quiet in Germany.
Jazzchor Freiburg performs "Mironczarnia" by the Polish composer Jakub Neske. It is the musical version of the poem by Miron Bialoszewski, in which the protagonist describes his difficulties in finding the right words for his poem.
The recording was made during a concert on September 19, 2018 in Zurich-Wallisellen.
Jazz Corner is the largest web portal of jazz music, originated in New York. They´ve now listened to Jazzchor Freiburg´s CD Infusion and came to the following conclusion:
"Their most recent studio album, Infusion, is really all about combining great melodies with sophisticated arrangements, bringing a different twist to the music. [The opener "Joga"] sets the mood for the entire record, and it represents the group's blend of lightheartedness and sophistication, making for a unique vibe."
Read the entire article here.
After Jazzchor Freiburg has toured in South Korea in 2018 and 2019 the choir brought a small musical souvenir back to Germany. The song Arirang is considered as one of the most popular folksongs in Korea.
And Jazzchor Freiburg brought it into the German television show "Kaffee oder Tee" broadcasted on 05. July 2019 by SWR.
ON TOUR: Jazzchor Freiburg and its conductor Bertrand Gröger performing in Korea. Read the entire article in German:
Jazzchor Freiburg: "Infusion"
Director: Betrand Gröger
Piano: Simone Bollini
Bass: Roberto Koch
Drums: Michael Heidepriem
Starting in October 2018 Jazzchor Freiburg presents its new repertoire "Infusion". Is that some hot drink or some sort of flu shot? Neither - but the music is quite healthy, that's for sure: Jazz from the 1970s until today, starting with the era known as Fusion. It starts off with Joe Zawinul, Pat Metheny, Keith Jarrett up to contemporary artists such as E.S.T. and Olivia Trummer. But assuredly: no choir in the world has ever performed this! For the mostly instrumental music had to be provided with lyrics and arranged with great creativity. Perfectly tailored for Jazzchor Freiburg. Doesn't get any newer than that! Jazzchor Freiburg's "Infusion" goes directly under your skin...
Here you can download our songs for "Eurovision Choir of the Year" in RIga:
As the newest offshoot of the Eurovision event series, the title of “Eurovision Choir of the Year” will be conferred this year for the first time. And in the running to represent Germany: Jazzchor Freiburg.
On Monday 10th October, Lord Mayor Dieter Salomon and Sparkasse Chairman Marcel Thimm received certificates for honorary membership of the Förderverein of Jazzchor Freiburg.
More news are available on the choirs news page in German