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Hitchen Big Band Has Over 4000 Arrangements And Counting

Featuring music from the 1940’s to the present day, covering various styles of swing, latin, funk and ballads.

HITCHEN BIG BAND was formed in 2013 in the Nîmes area, southern France as a jazz project with the objective of playing some of the most exciting Big Band arrangements in the world, featuring arrangements from the repertoires of Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Gordon Goodwin, Bill Chase, Matt Catingub, Bob Florence and many more.

These arrangements cover many different styles of music including Swing, Latin, Funk, and beautiful Bal-lads. The Videos section of this website features a selection of the different styles of Jazz that this very versatile group can play.

HITCHEN BIG BAND also has a vast commercial repertoire for the more easy listening jazz audience featuring the music of Ted Heath, Count Basie,Duke Ellington and many more.

In total, HITCHEN BIG BAND has over 4000 arrangements at it’s disposal featuring music from the 1940’s to the present day.

Le HITCHEN BIG BAND a vu le jour en 2013 dans le sud de la France, en région Nîmoise. Un orchestre de jazz dont le but est de jouer les arrangements les plus passionnants et les plus originaux du monde, comme ceux de Buddy Rich, Maynard Fergusson, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Gordon Goodwin, Bill Chase, Matt Catingub, Bob Florence, et bien d’autres encore.

Le Swing, le Latin, le Funk, et les plus belles ballades, autant de styles musicaux qu’il aborde dans son répertoire.

L’onglet vidéo de ce site vous offre des extraits des différents styles de jazz interprétés par cet orchestre aux talents multiples.

Le HITCHEN BIG BAND vous propose également un répertoire accessible à un plus large public en intégrant notamment les standards de Count Basie, Duke Ellington, pour ne citer qu’eux.

Allant des années 40 à nos jours, le HITCHEN BIG BAND possède un florilège de plus de 4 000 morceaux.

Hitchen Big Band Has a Vast Musical Repertoire

Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Gordon Goodwin, Bill Chase, Matt Catingub, Bob Florence and many more.

David Hitchen - Leader
“WOW, flying fingers! I didn’t know you knew that many notes! 🙂 Well done, Dave. Good sounding band . Good luck with this project”
Bobby Shew, BobbyShew.com
“Ovation pour le Hitchen Big Band”
“Le Hitchen Big Band ont laissé les quelques deux cents fidèles présents sous le charme. Ces excellents solistes ont interprétés des standards tels que Stardust, Take The A Train, Children of Sanchez etc . Un final qui s’est transformé en tonnerre d’applaudissements”
Le Jazz Club de Montpellier, jazzclubdemontpellier.com/
“Wow!!! What a great band!! The Hitchen Big Band!
This is a new great Band that I hope all of you will enjoy!!
All the sections are doing great with those great tricky heavy big band charts, from Buddy Rich’s repertoire.
The Band is swinging well, and there are some great soloists, among them the band leader himself, play’s great lead trumpet and also beautiful Flugelhorn too!!
A new exiting Big Band with a great future!!”
Lasse Lindgren, lasselindgren.se/
“Super BIG-BAND !!! quelle belle surprise; un bon travail de sections, de super solos et
un son d’orchestre…
Connaissant le niveau et le sérieux musical de leur chef David, je ne suis pas étonné.
Madame, messieurs, toutes mes félicitations !”
“Great sounding band…. Tight, Dynamic….. and you all sound like you’re having a ball!”

“La direction de David Hitchen sait mettre en valeur le talent de ses solistes et leur grande cohésion

dans la subtilité des arrangements. Un chef d’orchestre qui sait aussi bien jouer de son instrument que de l’ensemble qu’il dirige.

Très attentif à la connaissance des thèmes par le public il présentera avec détails les titres, leur histoire et les rapports à sa carrière.”

Jazz Hot n° 681, automne 2017, Magazine de Jazz
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