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08.08.2023 19:30 Jazz-Club Concert

CJS Award: Ole Sinell Quartett

The composition competition of the Cologne-Jazz-Supporters e.V. (CJS) for jazz musicians from NRW has again received an overwhelming response in its fourth year. The winners have now been selected First place goes to the piece "Nine to Five" by Ole Sinell. The Cologne-based saxophonist has been a member of the Bundeswehr Big Band since his involvement in the Bundesjazzorchester (BuJazzO), and recently also became the leader of the newly created Jazzorama Big Band. Sinell has already worked as an arranger for the HR Big Band, the SWR Big Band and the Bundesjazzorchester.

Ole Sinell (saxophone), Jerry Lu (piano), Henning Gailing (bass), Dominik Raab (drums)
Ole Sinell's saxophone playing takes its cue from Lester Young, Ben Webster and Gerry Mulligan. His tone is soft and elegant. Born in Berlin, he has played with the WDR Big Band, in the bands of Ed Partyka and Ralf Hesse, and has participated in concerts and recordings with John Clayton, Vince Mendoza, Fred Hersch and Till Brönner. For the past three years, Sinell has been the baritone saxophonist with the Big Band of the German Armed Forces.
His quartet includes Jerry Lu, Henning Gailing and Dominik Raab, three of the most sought-after straight-ahead jazz musicians in Germany.

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