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Don Menza Big Band

When talking about the Munich jazz scene, there are two names that always come up: the fabled "domicile" on Siegesstraße and the American tenor saxophonist Don Menza. But while the "domicile" has long since become part of Bavarian cultural history, its former house saxophonist Menza is still alive and kicking and full of enthusiasm.

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Audi Forum Ingolstadt

85045 Ingolstadt

After all, the legendary musician, whose name is inextricably linked to some of the greatest big bands, turned 82 shortly before the guest performance in the Audi Forum Ingolstadt. For Don Menza, this is certainly no reason to stop. Considered a solid pillar as a soloist and arranger in the orchestras of Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Stan Kenton, Max Greger, Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland, Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, and the WDR Big Band, he wants to now prove his world class status with his own orchestra. In fact, the smart gentleman has a knack for the fuel that great "battleships" need. He is after all the one who wrote the classic big band hits such as "Groovin 'Hard" and "Time Check". With the performance of a European all-star lineup and the grandiose singer Nicole Herzog, Don Menza is gifting himself, so to speak. And his guests at the Audi museum mobile can snack on the delicate, swinging cake to their hearts' desire.

Location: museum mobile
Date: Thursday, 27/04/2017
Start: 8:00 pm
Price: €25/person (discount 20 euros*)

* AUDI AG employees, members of the Birdland Jazz Club Neuburg