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Jakob Helling


The composer and trumpeter Jakob Helling, born 1990 in Bielefeld, Germany, studied in Bremen, and at Folkwang University of Arts in Essen where he got his Bachelor degree in Jazz Trumpet. Afterwards he moved to Graz, Austria to study Jazz Composition with Ed Partyka and Michael Abene that he completed with distinction in 2019. He presents himself as composer and conductor with his Jakob Helling Concert Big Band, that won the „Förderpreis“ of Career Servise Center at University of Arts Graz (KUG) as well as an honor price for outstanding alumni shortly after their first apperances. In 2022 the band featured the singer Fay Claassen for a few concerts and a studio recording


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Tobias Hoffmann Jazz Orchestra: Conspiracy

Read "Conspiracy" reviewed by Jack Bowers

While listening to Conspiracy, German-born composer-arranger Tobias Hoffmann's second album, the thought arose that “Stan Kenton would have loved this." Like Kenton, Hoffmann is an explorer who approaches music from a cerebral point of view but never overlooks the need to swing and to keep an audience engaged by varying the tone, tempo and color of ...


Music for Large Ensembles Vol II

Label: Sessionwork Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: For Astor; The Gard Nilssen Pattern; Afrika; Jet Lag; Naked Tree; Balada para Brumadinho; Mr. Tappler; Relax.


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