NDR Bigband / John Hollenbeck
Music for Percussion Quartet and Big Band
John Hollenbeck is drummer and composer, sound poet and rhythm engineer, orchestra leader and chamber musician and plays jazz and modern compositions. After apprenticeships in the bands of Bob Brookmeyer, one of the greatest figures of modern jazz, Hollenbeck made a name for himself in the contemporary big-band scene with his Claudia Quartet and the compositions and arrangements he wrote for top-class big bands such as the Village Vanguard Orchestra, the WDR Big Band and the Orchestre National de Jazz. The NDR Bigband’s performance with a percussion quartet – in which Hollenbeck plays alongside Marcio Doctor, the NDR Bigband’s regular percussionist, and Raphael Meinhart and Patty Brennan – promises a grand display of polyrhythms.