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Adi Becker & Grand Central Orchester + Special Guest Jemma Endersby – BABBELOU

13. October 2019 @ 20:00 22:00

Pantheon Theater Bonn

Adi Becker © Stefan Flach - JazzTube Festival Bonn
Adi Becker © Stefan Flach

ADI BECKER presents his latest CD BABBELOU

Adi Becker studied trombone and composition arrangement with Prof. Jiggs Whigham and Prof. Jürgen Friedrich at the Music Universities of Cologne and Mannheim, among others, and graduated with a diploma as an instrumentalist and a Master of Music as a Arranger with the top grade.
For more than 20 years he has worked as a musician with the big band of the Bundeswehr and also as a soloist, conductor, arranger and composer for many of the most famous artists and orchestras of the national and international scene.

He composed or orchestrated titles for television shows, such as TV Total at Pro 7, for international artists such as Jerry Bergonzi, many jazz big bands such as the Aachen Big Band as well as for many orchestras from the symphonic field, such as the WDR Funkhaus Orchestra and, of course, for the Big band of the Bundeswehr with artists such as Adel Tawil, Stefanie Heinzmann.

Adi Becker himself has played with Albert Mangelsdorff, Michael Brecker, Kenny Wheeler, Buddy de Franco, Jeff Lorber, George Whitty, Eric Marienthal, Bob Mintzer, Bill Watrous, Bobby Shew, Dave Liebman, Viktoria Tolstoy, Hiram Bullock, as well as artists from the Entertainment music such as Adel Tawil, Albert Hammond, James Blunt, Pe Werner, Gregor Meyle, Heino, Max Mutzke, Klaus Lage, Roberto Blanco, Bill Ramsey, Pepe Lienhard, Captain Jack and the Bläck Föööss. His concert tours took him around the world.

On Sunday, October 13, 2019, he will perform with his fresh CD “BABBELOU” and the great singer Jemma Endersby at the finale of the JazzTube Festival 2019 at the Pantheon Theater.

After years of working as a “sideman,” it was long overdue for Adi Becker to put his own music on paper and record it on CD with some of his closest companions.
In the foreground are melodies that move the heart and grooves that immediately make the foot tap along. The possibilities of a complete big band are exhausted in all pitches, electrifying tuttials alternate with masterful improvisations.


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Jemma Endersby

Jemma Endersby © Nico Schnepf - JazzTube Festival Bonn
Jemma Endersby © Nico Schnepf

What do Max Herre, Fanta 4 and Rea Garvey have in common?
The woman by her side is called Jemma Endersby, mercilessly good backing vocals and has been out with her own band for some time.

‘ She’s the best ‘

Adi Becker

Adi Becker has tailor-made his arrangements for her!

“I come from an Island. The one where you can get fish and chips and vinegar. I sing passionately, sometimes non-stop… I write stuff. I laugh a lot. I like avocados and dark chocolate. I dig people who laugh at themselves. I don’t like counting all the pennies. The word serendipity makes me smile.”

Jemma Endersby

We can look forward to an evening with a grooving big band at the highest level, who banish the listener with their melodies from the very beginning.
Varied timbres, surprising twists in the arrangements and, of course, mercilessly good lead vocals by Jemma Endersby!

The JazzTube Festival Bonn is sponsored by SWB Bus und Bahn and has been an important contribution to the music scene in the Beethoven city of Bonn since 2012.

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Pantheon Theater


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Siegburger Straße 42
53229 Bonn


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