Symphonic Jazz

Portrait

Symphonic jazz is a wide and interesting musical field. The combination of composition and improvisation has been fascinating for centuries.

In addition to compositions such as Bernstein's Prelude, Fugue and Riffs, Copland's Clarinet Concerto and Morton Gould's "Derivations," Andy Miles has continued with various arrangements and compositions.

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Program

       
   

Bach /Calandrelli

Solfegietto

       
    Shaw Concerto for Clarinet
       
    Gershwin It's Fascinating Rhythm
       
    Calandrelli

Concerto for Clarinet

       
    Freiberg Latin American Chronicles
       
    Beal Concerto for Clarinet
       
    Kühn Interchange with different movements
       
    Copland

Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra

       
    Vivaldi

Clarinet Seasons - Vivaldi recomposed

       
    Goodman / Prima

Tribute to Benny Goodman

       

Andy Miles

Bio

 

 

Andy Miles studied classical clarinet in Bremen and Hanover, finally with Prof. H. Pallushek. In 1991 he was one of the youngest clarinetists in Germany to be a principal clarinetist, in the Hamburger Philharmoniker. Later he came to Cologne as principal clarinetist of the WDR Radio Orchestra.

Andy Miles is dedicated to chamber music and plays many solo performances as well. He is a sought-after teacher and plays concerts throughout the world.

Time and again he breaks musical boundaries and builds musical bridges. His "wild" past as a Saxophonist in Rockbands, as a Tinwhistlespieler in Folkbands, as a Clarinetist in various Jazzbands and, last not least as the Soloclarinetist of the Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg and Soloclarinetist of the WDR Radio Orchestra Cologne, allows him to move effortlessly through different music genres.


 

The press gave him the title: "Marco Polo of the clarinet" - a type of a new generation.

 

 

Reviews

 

Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung

 
 

 

The musician, famous for his bridge building between classical and jazz music, returned to Duisburg for Jazz at the Philharmonic and was greeted in the Mercatorhalle with ovation after ovation...

 

 
 

Argus Capetown

 
 

 

The glowing sound of his clarinet simply warms the soul...

 

 
 

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

 
 

 

Andy Miles stopped the time for a moment. The audience holds its breath before the soloist was showered with ovations...

 

 
 

Mindener Tageblatt

 
 

 

The audience was in euphoric emotion, who could resist this super soft Pianissimoculture?

 

 
 

Westfälisches Volksblatt

 
 

 

This "Drive" encouraged the full-blooded musician Andy Miles more and more to show his breakneck virtuosity - this soloist effortlessly masters his instrument...

 

 

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