The 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 and the production of 4 CDs and an audiobook.
The latest CD is ‘Holding Pattern’ (Jazzhausmusik 2022).

NEW CD

HOLDING PATTERN

This CD is a compilation of pieces written by nine different composers, presenting the depth and variety of nine different personalities. Many of the pieces were composed during lockdown: with hindsight, this had more influence on the creative process than …

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  • Wednesday, 12th Oct: Kunstfabrik Schlot Edisonhöfen-Invalidenstr. 117, 10115 Berlin. Concert starts 21:00, bar opens 20:00, Entrance: 15/10 € . Sunday 16th Oct in Britz, in the Kulturstall auf dem Gutshof Alt-Britz 81, 12359 Berlinwww.schlossbritz.deinfo@schlossbritz.de Concert starts 19:00, Tickets: 18/13 €...

  • We’re back in Schlot with a series of new Free-Range pieces by Daniel Meyer, Natasha Jaffe, Tom Dayan, Benjamin Schneider and Dirk Strakhof. Concert starts 21:00, Bar opens 20:00. Entrance 15/10 € . Kunstfabrik Schlot, Edisonhöfen-Invalidenstr. 117, 10115 Berlinwww.kunstfabrik-schlot.de Lineup im September:Str: Davis West, Daniel......

  • Summer jazz festival with dutch, german and international musicians. August 17-18-19-20, Kunstfabrik Schlot, Berlin Four nights of double concerts with saxophonist Paul van Kemenade and his international colleagues. We’re playing on Thursday 18th August, but the full programme can be found on https://kunstfabrik-schlot.de/programm/...

  • . One of our ca. 30 members of the COB is placed in the spotlight and given Carte Blanche for the evening. This time, Davis West is presenting his own compositions: written not only for the full Composers’ Orchestra, but also for smaller ensembles, made......

  • We’re happy to present our latest CD ‘Holding Pattern’, released on the Jazzhausmusik label in April 2022. A compilation of pieces written by 9 of our composers: Anne Dau, Tom Dayan, Tian Korthals, Heiko Kulenkampff, Hazel Leach, Daniel Meyer, Dirk Strakhof, Fee Stracke, und Agustin......