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BuJazzO & Maria Baptist ‘City Grooves’

Maria Baptist leader
Mathis Petermann, Johannes Roosen-Runge, Christian Mehler trumpet
Lukas Jochner, Janning Trumann, Lisa Stick trombone
Julianne Gralle bass trombone
Katarina Brien, Florian Walter alto sax
Markus Pötschke, Adrian Hanack tenor sax
Paul Muhle bass sax
Charlotte Ortmann, Friederike Motzkau flute
Rebecca Trescher clarinet
Lukas Brenner piano
Clemens Oerding guitar
Reza Askari-Motlagh bass
Julian Külpmann drums

The BuJazzO, Germany’s Youth Jazz Orchestra, sponsors qualified and talented young jazz musicians in Germany. The current concert repertoire is rehearsed with changing line-ups in working modules that take the form of an intensive musical training in a professional master course atmosphere. The artistic directorship of rehearsals and stage work alternates and is performed by renowned artists. The working modules are followed by guest performances at home and abroad, where the results are presented to an international audience.

To encourage high qualified young female musicians BuJazzO has put a focus on women as conductors and instructors, starting with pianist Maria Baptist, composer/arranger and professor at the Berlin Music Conservatory ‘Hanns Eisler’. She has been conducting the 47th working phase of BuJazzO in March 2011.

Maria Baptist is fascinated by big cities. Together with BuJazzO she presents the programme City Grooves. It reflects the different moods and the mutability of a big city. Powerful energetic music alternates with concertante moments.

“Her music is a gift, infused with all the creativity, power, emotion, generosity and warmth that she exudes in life” (Maria Schneider)