Jörg Achim Keller “King Georg 12
The King George Big Band
Jörg Achim Keller (Drums & Arrangements), Heinz Dieter Sauerborn (Alto Sax 1), Paul Heller (Tenor Sax 2), Stefan Weber (Tenor Sax 3), Wim Both (Trumpet 1), Ruud Breuls (Trumpet 2), Günter Bollmann (Trombone 1), Uli Plettendorff (Trombone 2), Jürgen Neudert (Tenor Horn), Richard Hellenthal (Tuba), Henning Gailing (Bass), Billy Test (Piano)
“DREAMBAND!” – with this word he described the hand-picked line-up of his KING GEORG 12 before the premiere 2 years ago – before then the pandemic brought this exciting project to an abrupt end after only one performance. Now the concert series is finally being resumed. The arranger and long-time chief conductor of the big bands of the hr and NDR will regularly write new music for the band’s monthly concerts, which will always be premiered by this all-star ensemble of German big band jazz on the third Wednesday of each month. Original compositions and arrangements of standards that leave room for the ensemble’s outstanding soloists, in which the swinging rhythm section can unfold freely, and whose ensemble sound combines the energy of a big band with the flexibility of a combo, the sharpness of the hottest bands with the velvety smoothness of the coolest. “A new sound is born!