Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra

Live Act Jazz Contemporary
Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra - Jazz Contemporary Live Act in Berlin

Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra Short Info

Berlin’s Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra is made up of 18 young musicians with a multiplicity of musical and cultural roots. Founded in 2006, the formation plays the ensemble director and saxophonist Daniel Glatzel’s compositions.

His music defies musical categorization, sparkling between Jazz and New Music with musical quotes of traditional works – full of staggering, crazy changes and refreshing irony. (neue musikzeitung)

After the incredible success of the first albums Take Off! (2009) and BUM BUM (2012, both alien transistor) the Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra remains reliably unpredictable with their third album Live on Planet Earth (2014). Here, the exceptional formation leaves the safe studio environment behind and enters the stage to underscore and reaffirm its position as one of the leading large ensembles for extravagant soundscapes of everyday life.

Cooperations with The Notwist (The Devil, You and Me, Music No Music), Efterklang (Piramida) or recently with Sinfonietta Riga are rferences for the musical diversity of the orchestra.

At home in concert halls, jazz clubs and big venues and pop-festivals, this unique hybrid of big band, chamber ensemble and progressive rock orchestra is an event that mixes up and re-orders old expectations and habits.

The Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra has been celebrated by critics (Süddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Die Zeit, Neue Zürcher Zeitung …) and has played among others at the Jazzfestivals in Berlin, Bonn, Burghausen, Leipzig, Dresden, at Elbjazz in Hamburg, Paradiso/Amsterdam, Rigas Ritmi, Philharmonie Cologne, Porgy & Bess/Vienna, JazzBaltica, Gare du nord/Basel and toured in South Korea, Kazakhstan and South America.

Berlin’s Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra is made up of 18 young musicians with a multiplicity of musical and cultural roots. Founded in 2006, the formation plays the ensemble director and saxophonist Daniel Glatzel’s compositions.

His music defies musical categorization, sparkling between Jazz and New Music with musical quotes of traditional works – full of staggering, crazy changes and refreshing irony. (neue musikzeitung)

After the incredible success of the first albums Take Off! (2009) and BUM BUM (2012, both alien transistor) the Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra remains reliably unpredictable with their third album Live on Planet E...

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Past Gigs Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra

  • 07 | 2015 Berlin/Radialsystem/Kosmostage Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra
  • 07 | 2015 Berlin/Radialsystem/Kosmostage AMEO feat. Hermeto Pascoal
  • 05 | 2015 Berlin/Lido/XJazz Live on Planet Earth
  • 05 | 2015 Munich/Prinzregententheater Live on Planet Earth
  • 04 | 2015 Hall 7 / Kulturzentrum Schlachthof jazzahead! - German Jazz Expo
  • 09 | 2014 Prague Live on Planet Earth
  • 09 | 2014 Berlin/Heimathafen Live on Planet Earth
  • 09 | 2014 Magdeburg/Festung Mark Live on Planet Earth
  • 09 | 2014 Munich/Unterfahrt Live on Planet Earth
  • 09 | 2014 Riga Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra/Sinfonietta Riga
  • 05 | 2014 Berlin/HAU2 Live on Planet Earth
  • 05 | 2014 Hamburg/Elbjazz Live on Planet Earth
  • 05 | 2014 Bonn/Jazzfest Live on Planet Earth
  • 05 | 2014 Bremen/Sendesaal Live on Planet Earth

Discography Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra

  • 2014 Live on Planet Earth Album | Alien Transistor
  • 2012 BUM BUM Album | Alien Transistor
  • 2008 Take Off! Album | Alien Transistor

Media

  • Video Andromeda Mega Express Orch...

Origin

  • Berlin DE

Founded

  • 2006

Members

  • Daniel Glatzel compositions/Saxophone, Clarinets
  • Laure Mourot Flutes
  • Oliver Roth Flutes
  • Johannes Schleiermacher Saxophones, Flute
  • Richard Koch Trumpet
  • Magnus Schriefl Trumpet
  • Maria Schneider Vibraphone, percussion
  • Jörg Hochapfel synthesizer, keyboard, piano
  • Anna Viechtl Harp
  • Kalle Zeier guitar
  • Matthias Pichler double bass
  • Andi Haberl drums
  • Matthew Lonson violin
  • Grégoire Simon violin
  • Johannes Pennetzdorfer viola
  • Martin Stupka viola
  • Isabelle Klemt Cello

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