As the largest ensemble in the Jazz Department, the University Big Band is the representative showpiece of jazz training at the University of Music Würzburg. The major focus is the cultivation of historical as well as contemporary big band sounds. Arrangers such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington or Bill Holman must be a part of big band literature. Aside from that it is an exciting challenge for the University Big Band to consistently practice current trends.
Contemporary grooves and improvisational styles allow this ensemble to present itself as an exponent of new sounds. Since 2009 Prof. Marco Lackner has been the