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Big Band Project

Karlheinz Miklin, composition & soloist

Michael Abene, arrangements

Sigi Feigl, conducting


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Michael Abene, certainly one of the most important arrangeurs and composers of the international jazz scene – GRP All Stars, WDR Big Band, two Grammies - is currently teaching at the Jazz Institute of the University of Arts in Graz. He had heard Karlheinz Miklin several times with different groups and got interested into his music, then offered to write arrangements for a big band CD with compositions of the saxophonist - an unexpected and very honorable invitation.

Sigi Feigl - number one among the big band conductors in our country - put together a "Jazzorchester Steiermark".

The premier took place 21st November 2016 at the packed "ORHEUM" in Graz, critics wrote of a „milestone of jazz“. The CD was recorded in December and released in March 2017 with „Alessa records“, the first  presentation concerts ended with standing ovations.