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About Jazzchor Freiburg

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The Jazzchor Freiburg has released a new CD: “Schwing!“ is an outstanding demonstration of the precision and the energy of the renowned chorus, this time focussing on swing. Bertrand Gröger, the ensemble's founder and director, leads his internationally awarded group through twelve custom-made arrangements which are truly up-to-date and yet conscious of their musical traditions. “Schwing!“ sees the Jazzchor performing “real“ 1940's Swing and – equally convincing – Miles Davis' intelligent cool-jazz, a grand Beatles' ballad and an intimate jewel of Norwegian singer-songwriting. And yet, it all swings.

An amazing line-up of celebrity guest artists shows up on the new album, including Kirby Shaw, Bob Stoloff, Roger Treece and noted jazz singer Cécile Verny. Having performed mostly “a cappella“ over the last few years, on “Schwing!“ the Jazzchor Freiburg and the featured soloists are brilliantly accompanied by a classic jazz trio of piano, double bass and drums.

Recently signed up by a well-established booking agency the Jazzchor Freiburg will be touring Germany over the coming months, bringing a little more “Schwing“ to German audiences!

“Schwing“ is a convincing top-level recording; in the CD's liner notes Thierry Lalo (Les Voice Messengers) explicitly praises “…the quality of the arrangements, the talent of the guest soloists and the excellent intonation, precision and energy of the choir itself…“.

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that Schwing!…


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