Das COB | Composers’ Orchestra Berlin

The COB is a large orchestra, with strings, horns and rhythm section, founded in autumn 2010 by composer & conductor Hazel Leach. The members of the orchestra are not only improvising instrumentalists, but are also the composers. There is no fixed line-up: the composers can select instruments from the pool, to develop a brand-new and innovative orchestral repertoire with stylistic influences ranging from classical to jazz and from folk to free…. the music written for this band has no exclusion zones.

Since its founding in the autumn of 2010 the COB has become an established part of the Berlin jazz-scene, with regular concerts in the Kunstfabrik Schlot.

In 2014 it won international recognition with the release of two very different CDs: the audio-book “Spazieren in Berlin” (texts by Franz Hessel, music by ten COB-composers, produced by the rbb (Radio Berlin Brandenburg) and the first orchestra CD “Free Range Music” (JHM 224).

NEW CD

POSTCARD COLLECTION

The new CD (release in April 2018) is ‘Postcard Collection’ (JHM 258). Bandleader and composer Hazel Leach has written a series of ‘Postcards’ : a collection of musical ideas from all over the world …

Das Ergebnis dieses metamorphischen Prozesses ist zeitlos schön, sinnlich, mal meloncholisch, ekstatisch, nur eins nicht - langweilig.

Jazz Podium 6/14 Detlef A. Ott

News

  • A special programme to celebrate International Womens’ Day with compositions by ao Hazel Leach, Fee Stracke, Susanne Paul, Ruth Schepers, Anne Dau and Meike Goosmann. Thursday 8th March, 21:00, bar opens 20:00 Kunstfabrik Schlot Edisonhöfen-Invalidenstr. 117 10115 Berlin S1, S2, S25 Nordbahnhof U6 Naturkundemuseum Tram:......

  • Thursday, 30th November, 21:00 (Bar open 20:00) Kunstfabrik Schlot Edisonhöfen-Invalidenstr. 117 10115 Berlin S1, S2, S25 Nordbahnhof U6 Naturkundemuseum Tram: M5, M8, M10, 12...

  • A special concert featuring the multi-talented Israeli-born musican…  conductor, composer and player. He has been awarded a stipendium from the Berlin Senate to compose for the COB, and our composers have taken the opportunity to write orchestral pieces featuring oud and/or mandolin. www.shaulbustan.com 21:00 in......

  • We’re back in the Kunstfabrik Schlot on Wed. 17th May, with a series of old and new Free-Range pieces by ao Dirk Strakhof, Hazel Leach, Anka Hirsch and Ruth Schepers. When: 21:00 (Doors open 20:00) Where: Edisonhöfen-Invalidenstr. 117, 10115 Berlin S1, S2, S25 Nordbahnhof U6......

  • A special programme to celebrate International Womens’ Day with compositions by ao Hazel Leach, Fee Stracke, Susanne Paul, Ruth Schepers, Lucia Martinez, Edith Steyer, Anne Dau, Meike Goosmann und Anka Hirsch. Wed., 8th March, 21:00 (Doors open 20:00) Kunstfabrik Schlot Edisonhöfen-Invalidenstr. 117 10115 Berlin S1,......