Sun Aug. 12, 2018

The Bruckner University Big Band (A)

Christian Radovan: director
Christina Kerschner: vocals
Lothar Beyschlag, Markus Müller, Marius Auer, Jonathan Banholzer: trumpets
Benedikt Etzel, Konstantin Kümmelschuh, Theresa Bumberger, Christian Amstätter-Zöchbauer: trombones
Michael Kneidinger, Patricia Manuela Krenn: alto saxophones
Andreas Holler, Klaus Trappl: tenor saxophones
Robert Schröck: baritone saxophone
Maximilian Kanzler: vibraphone
Tzu Min Lee: piano
Leonard Roth: keyboard
Lukas Schmidlehner: guitar
Beate Wiesinger: bass
Patrick Pillichshammer: drums
Lukas Aignesberger: percussion

We went to see this amazing big band at Guga S'thebe in Langa, Cape Town South Africa today. I had no idea what to expect but was absolutely blown away. It was like being struck by a musical force - like listening to a record live. This big band play as one - with incredible joy, vibrancy and love for music. I was moved beyond words and even wanted to cry for pure happiness. I don't usually write like this, but I was so moved. If you ever get a chance to see them live, don not miss them. It's a life force experience. I tmade me think of Mr. Hollands Opus. (Eugene Marais)