The WDR Big Band is currently the most important European big band and that is reflected in the numerous Grammy awards it has won in recent years. Each member of the big band is a soloist with their own timbre, which makes the orchestra’s sound unique. The WDR Big Band travels constantly around the world from Cologne to perform with the biggest jazz stars of the moment, but strangely enough, it has rarely been heard in Belgium. The WDR Big Band’s program covers the entire spectrum of jazz and jazz-related music, from traditional to avant-garde. It is therefore hardly surprising that Toots Thielemans on several occasions was their guest and that is why we are very pleased that the band will be performing at the Brosella Festival on 1 July to present a special TOOTS program with Dutch harmonica player Hendrik Meurkens and bandleader Jörg Achim Keller.
Rewind: Brosella Festival 2022 – Rewind 01.07.2022 Toots 100
WDR Big Band cond. Jörg Achim Keller with special guest Hendrik Meurkens