The Zurich Jazz Orchestra is one of Europes leading professional Big Bands that is known for it’s inovative programs. The band latest CD “Three Pictures” (Mons Records) has met with critical aclaim and shows the band at the top of it’s game. The program on the 20th of September in Moods is Titled “Brazil” and features the Brasilian guitarist and composer who is without exception one of the “Who’s Who” of the South American musical world.
An evening with Faria comprises gems from the Música Popular Brasileira (MBP) repertiore arranged by Faria himself as well as a number of his own compositions such as “Brooklyn High” and “Rio”. Nelson Faria has worked with musicians such as João Bosco, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Till Brönner and Milton Nascimento and is no stranger to Zurich having vistied the city a number of times as a member of the João Bosco Band.
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The Latest Album from the Zurich Jazz Orchestra titled “Three Pictures” is now available on Mons Records.
In a recent review on this platform, Jan Veldman said “Three Pictures takes the listener on a roller-coaster ride through many varied soundscapes and emotions ranging from the impressionism of a Monet to the anguish of Edvard Munch’s “Scream” and all points in between.” The album features music composed and arranged by the bands artistic leader Steffen Schorn.
Steffen said “Imagination, a willingness to take risks, and incredible energy are the ingredients which make the ZJO unique”. he went on to say, the ZJO is one and a half dozen truly excellent musicians – eighteen individuals whose musical interaction blends together into a single organism!