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A selection of current & past collaborative projects & endeavours

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A Munich-based collective that defies most typical genre association, Ark Noir blends electronic- inspired beats with instrumental improvisation to create new sounds derived from a plethora of influences. Not necessarily a “dance band,“ Ark Noir considers its music conducive to movement, capable of transmitting cinematic imagery into listeners’ minds.

Moritz Stahl (sax), Tilman Brandl (git), Sam Hylton (keys) 
Robin Jermer (bass), Marco Dufner (drums)

Well-known and unknown film songs from cinema hits such as "Summer in Orange", "Beste Zeit", "Beste Gegend", "Wer früher stirbt ist länger tot" and others... From the pen of the Munich film composer Gerd Baumann comes a long series of film music. Unusual in the genre, Baumann has also written all the songs of the films he has set to music himself. Now he brings them to the stage for the first time.


Gerd Baumann (git, voc, comp), Flurin Mück (drums),
Sam Hylton (keys), Benjamin Schäfer (bass)

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At times we all should allow ourselves to see the world through children's eyes. Through music they let themselves drift in the boundless Indie-cosmos and combine styles that need to be connected by band-opinion. Rock with breakbeat - industrial with pop and electronics with scandinavian clarity. Their songs carry hommages to different cultures, without a certain musical homeland. The base is the space between chairs - wonderfully challenging and straight to the heart.

Anna Gosteli (voc), Baf Scheipers (git, voc), Joscha Arnold (bass, sax, fl), Sam Hylton (keys, voc), Severin Rauch (drums, voc)

A meltdown of bigband sound with house and techno music.“ (Süddeutsche Zeitung). With an average of 120 concerts per year throughout Europe, America, Asia, and Africa, the Jazzrausch Bigband is one of the busiest big bands in Europe. With "power, groove and enormous stage presence“ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), the band equally reaches audiences in both the jazz and electronic music scenes. The driving forces behind the Jazzrausch Bigband project are the Munich-based trombonist and music manager Roman Sladek and the guitarist and composer Leonhard Kuhn.


Acoustic swing music gives every event a special touch, condenses and loosens the atmosphere as needed.

Together with musicians from the Munich scene, Daniel Fischer (git) and Julia Hornung (bass) bring the heyday of jazz to life, from Parisian gypsy swing to hot jazz from New Orleans, from Django Reinhardt and Louis Armstrong to Stan Getz and Nat King Cole.

Peter Tuscher's Blue in Green
& The Next Generation

A quintet that consistently continues the tradition of modernity. A strong and young band – led by Munich-based legend Peter Tuscher, trumpeter and flugelhorn player. Tuscher as a bandleader has attracted attention from the Munich-Detroit-Connection and has appeared as a sideman in numerous formations, including with Ray Charles, Wolfgang Dauner, the Al Porcino Big Band or Don Menza.

Peter Tuscher (tpt), August-Wilhelm Scheer (bari sax)
Sam Hylton (pno), Munguntovch Tsolmonbayar (bass) 
Xaver Hellmeier (drums)


The Munich-based quartet around Hannah Weiss moves between jazz, pop and electronic sounds. Her voice finds its way melodiously and sensitively between jazz chords, synthesizers and distorted instruments.
 The band, who met while studying together at the University of Music and Theatre Munich, released their first eponymous EP in December 2020. Their first LP, Terra, was released in 2022.

Hannah Weiss (voc), Sam Hylton (keys), Robin Jermer (bass)
Flurin Mück (drums)

The Munich Composer Collective (MCC for short) is an ensemble consisting of students and alumni of the Jazz Institute and the Classical Department of the University of Music and Theatre Munich and was founded in 2014 by Prof. Gregor Hübner. The instrumental composition is quite unique, with a reduced big band line-up (four saxophones / clarinets / flutes, two trumpets / flugelhorns, a trombone and rhythm section with acoustic and electric bass) as well as tuba and three string instruments (two violins, one cello). The pieces, composed exclusively by band members, combine elements of jazz and contemporary classical, but also independent rock and contemporary improvised music. With this original mixture, the MCC wants to see itself as an artistically distinguished ensemble that is at the beginning of its development. 

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Modern and progressive - the two composers and founders of the Munich Lab Band Felix Ecke and Vincent Eberle understand how to make tradition sound new. They mix jazz with elements of classical music with great confidence and thus manage to give the protagonists on stage the freedom to develop musically.

Sometimes pompous and overwhelming, at others gentle, intimate and inviting the listener to dream - hardly any facet of the music remains unexplored in the band's repertoire. The Munich Lab Band: big band music in a new look that captivates the listener.

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