Arranger, composer, band lead and new RBC tutor Ed Puddick is joined by the Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra.
Ed Puddick is an award-winning arranger, composer and educator. His reputation was established through his writing for the Ed Puddick Big Band, a 14-piece ensemble for which he has written a huge number of works, including the celebrated projects ‘Guys & Dolls’ (Diving Duck Recordings, 2010), ‘Jubilee Suite’ (2012) & ‘Only Thelonious’ (2017).
Ed teaches jazz composition and arranging at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where he was a student between 2000-2004, studying trombone with Jeremy Price and composition with Mike Gibbs and Hans Koller. Ed currently sits on the IVORS Academy Jazz Committee and is dedicated to improving the situation for jazz composers across the UK.
The Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra was founded in 1992 from Upper Austrian musicians and those who have a close relationship to Upper Austria.
In the 28th year of its existence and after 13 CD recordings with various programs of own music (“La lampe philosophique”, “Deference to Anton Bruckner”, “Thomas Bernhard groovt ” Wein , Weib und Gesang”, “Song-Song”,”Ohne Musik wäre das Leben ein Irrtum”, “In the spirit of Hans Koller”, “Brazilian World Music Project”) but also music by and with guests like Kenny Wheeler, Jack Walrath, Slide Hampton, Johnny Griffin, Michael Gibbs, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Mike Stern, Maria Joao, Richard Bona, Mike Mainieri, Richard Galliano and Jane Monheit, the UAJO has become an institution in the field of creative jazz music, not only in Upper Austria. A special peculiarity in the design of new programs is the concept of presenting the musicians of the orchestra also as composers and arrangers. This results in programs that on the one hand benefit from the diversity of musical approaches of several composers/arrangers, but on the other hand are characterized by the common experience of 28 years of continuity.
WIGAN JAZZ CLUB
Sunday 30th October 2022, 12.30pm
Whelley Ex-Servicemen's Club, Vauxhall Road, Wigan, WN1 3LU
EASTSIDE JAZZ CLUB
Monday 31st October 2022, 6.30pm
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham, B4 7XR
VORTEX JAZZ CLUB
Tuesday 1st November, 7.45pm
11 Gillett Square, London, N16 8AZ
Ed Puddick: Composition, Arrangement, Conductor
Ali Gaggl: voice
Helmar Hill piano
Primus Sitter guitar
Christian Wendt bass
Ewald Zach drums