Umlaut Big Band

Together since 2011, the high skilled and delicious 14 musicians of UMLAUT BIG BAND first met thanks to Umlaut Records, a musicians’ collective for improvised music based inParis, Berlin, and Stockholm. With backgrounds in jazz, classical, and contemporary music, they are also very active in the new jazz scene (Orchestre National de Jazz) and/or the European improvisation avant-garde (Peeping Tom, Zoor).

Under the direction of Pierre-Antoine Badaroux, the band works with jazz arrangements of the 1920’s and 1930’s, some of which are quite rare. After a meticulous period ofmusical research, transcription and rehearsal, the band brings this music back to life, both on stage and on record.

Adding to the ensemble’s uniqueness is the energetic, festive atmosphere the band creates, providing a joyous acoustical experience that recalls the good ol’ swing bands of almost 100 years ago. The big band happily invites their audience from all walks of life to come enjoy, and simply let go and dance to the sounds of swing!