Big band

Over the last few years, our big band has been an increasingly important facet of the artistic education we provide. It regularly develops new programmes with guest lecturers and soloists, gives concerts, goes on tour, and publishes CDs. Like all jazz teaching, the big band forms part of the schools music department within the jazz-rock-pop module. Our jazz ensembles are also open to suitable students from parallel programmes of HfM Detmold. As well as a wide range of ensembles, arrangements and theoretical courses, the schools jazz music course offers a major in instrumental studies.

The band has worked with the following guest artists:


  • Clark Terry
  • Stjepko Gut
  • Mark Nightingale
  • Lew Tabackin
  • Willie Thomas
  • Bobby Lamb
  • Silvia Droste
  • Albert Mangelsdorff
  • Bart van Lier
  • Mike Swoboda
  • Peter Herbolzheimer
  • Ian McDougall
  • Ack van Rooyen
  • Jerry van Rooyen
  • David Friedman
  • Tony Lakatos
  • Ed Neumeister
  • Dusko Goykovich
  • Bert Joris
  • Michael Abene
  • Andy Haderer
  • Paul Heller


Farewell concert for Prof. Oliver Groenewald, Sommertheater Detmold - 18.01.2014

Workshop Concert with Ed Neumeister
Sommertheater Detmold - 25.01.15

Summer Swing Concert - Sommertheater Detmold - 05.07.2015

Konzert mit Kim Efert - "What you hear is what you hear" - 01.07.2018