Bigband Weiz

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Contrasts - feat. Georg Gratzer, Wolfgang Sang, Billy Cobham



On the occasion of its 40th anniversary and after 10 years of leadership by Christoph Pfeiffer, the Big Band Weiz has set itself the goal of producing a new recording. Together with two renowned artists from the Weiz region, this production was therefore realised in 2019.
The recording of the CD took place in the Volkshaus Weiz, which also has historical significance for the big band because numerous concerts took place here.
A significant part of this production is taken up by the compositions of Georg Gratzer, who already played in the Big Band Weiz before his studies at the KUG and his international career. Furthermore, Wolfgang Sang can be heard, who brings out his unique voice to the fullest even in the large setting of a big band.
Over the years, the Bigband Weiz has developed into an important cultural pillar of the region with numerous concerts and projects.
A unique opportunity arose for us in spring 2019, where we were able to play a concert together with Billy Cobham. Therefore, one of these pieces can be heard as a live recording of this concert on this recording..