WDR Big Band feat. Peter Erskine, Leitung: Vince Mendoza

Festival Hall
Begin: 19.05.2018, 23:16 o'clock

WDR Big Band feat. Peter Erskine unter Leitung von Vince Mendoza (DE / US)

Peter Erskine has been playing the drums for nearly sixty years – his artistry is featured on approximately 700 albums. The WDR Big Band is presenting a retrospective of the in-demand and indefatigable drummer’s work. Vince Mendoza (composer in residence for the WDR Big Band) is responsible for the selection and arrangements in this regard– together with Erskine he has put together an exclusive program for moers festival. In the scope of the festival project, Erskine’s tenure as a fusion drummer with bands such as Weather Report and Steps Ahead will be explored as well as his own original compositions written for his various bands over the years.

Erskine has enjoyed a close relationship with the WDR Big Band for many years. All of the members of the ensemble’s international line-up are soloists with distinct musical personalities of their own. Their repertoire covers the entire spectrum of jazz and jazz-related music, from the traditional to the avant-garde. Since the start of the 2016/17 season, multiple Grammy award winner Vince Mendoza has been writing and arranging pieces for the ensemble as their "composer in residence".


line up:

Peter Erskine – dr 
Damian Erskine – b 
Marcio Doctor – perc
Vince Mendoza – Ltg, Arr

WDR Big Band:
Johan Hörlen – as
Karolina Strassmayer – as
Olivier Peters – ts
Paul Heller – ts
Jens Neufang – bs
Wim Both – tp
Rob Bruynen – tp
Andy Haderer – tp
Ruud Breuls – tp
Ludwig Nuss – tb
nn – tb
Andy Hunter – tb
Mattis Cederberg – b-tb
John Goldsby – b
Paul Shigihara – g