East West European Jazz Orchestra Twins
European Jazz Orchestra “East-West”
European Jazz Orchestra “East-West” was established in 2005. It includes best musicians of the following twin cities: Rostov-on-Don and Dortmund. The orchestra is administered by Uve Plat (Dortmund, Germany) and Andrey Machnev (Rostov-on-Don, Russia).
The music of this band which includes musicians from Russia, Germany, the USA, Indonesia, Holland, the Czech Republic, Serbia, combines European and American mainstream, East European, Balkan and Russian music traditions.
Over the years the orchestra has recorded and released four compact discs with such soloists as Jerry Bergonzi (saxophone, USA), Dennis Rowland (vocal, USA), Dian Prativi (vocal, Indonesia), Rian Carnio (trumpet, USA), Ondrey Stveracek (saxophone, Czech Republic). In autumn 2010 European Jazz Orchestra East-West was the official band of the festivities “Region Rur – cultural capital of Europe-2010”.
“Can anything be more wonderful than standing on a stage and facing full audience chamber , singing a beautiful song, and having a brilliant big band swinging behind you?!” These words are often pronounced off the stage by Dennis Rowland when he performs together with European Jazz Orchestra “east-West”.
Seven years in Count Basie’s great orchestra, Grammy award, brilliant “old school” of Dennis Rowland vocal plus youth, talent and energy of the big band – these are comprising elements of invariable success of this band.
Here you may see the orchestra and Dennis Rowland:
Tommy Smith & East West European Jazz Orchestra - Genesis
Dave Liebman & East West European Jazz Orchestra - Tomorrow's Expectations
Dave Liebman & East West European Jazz Orchestra - Loft Dance
Dave Liebman & East West European Jazz Orchestra - Naima