There’s no disjunction between using the big band to play both vintage swing and jagged contemporary pieces.
DOWNBEAT

06 / 09 / 20  :  UN ÉTÉ PARTICULIER @ 

13 / 10 / 20  :  RHINO JAZZ FESTIVAL @ THÉÂTRE DE LA RENAISSANCE, Oullins (69600)

18 / 10 / 20  :  BAL À LA MARBRERIE @ Montreuil (93100)

UMLAUT BIG BAND is an orchestra of fourteen musicians that, under the direction of Pierre-Antoine Badaroux, explores both the historical swing repertoire of big bands, based on recorded archives and manuscripts (1920-1940), and the sound possibilities offered by the big band format in a more contemporary form, by commissioning composers who are active in the fields of creation.