Sat April 6, 2019

David Berger & '…plays The Harlem Nutcracker' (USA/A)

David Berger: conductor
Stephan Hack, Marek Stibor, Benjamin Stadler, Fabian Wagesreiter: trumpets
Daniel Holzleitner, Valentin Günther, Daniele Giaramita: trombones
Ilmari Rönkä, Yvonne Moriel, Fabio Devigili, Stefan Eitzenberger, Nikolaus Holler: reeds
Urs Hager: piano
Philipp Zarfl: bass
Christoph Rank, Gregor Storf: drums ensemble
Begüm Ünlüsü, Geraldine Schnyder, Katarina Birsa, Katarina Kochetova, Marija Miletic, Sarah Machac, Daniel Toth, Matevz Vidic, Pablo del Pino: vocals

David Berger is recognized internationally as a leading authority on the music of Duke Ellington and the Swing Era. Conductor and arranger for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra from its inception in 1988 through 1994, Berger has transcribed more than 750 full scores of classic recordings including more than 500 works by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Berger has composed and arranged more than 1000 pieces over a career spanning 50 years. The David Berger Jazz Orchestra has performed all over the U.S. and Europe, as well as on TV and in movies.