Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin
Matthias Schubert, Gebhard Ullmann -tenor sax, Paulina Owczarek - baritone sax, Natsuki Tamura, Richard Koch, Nikolaus Neuser - trumpet, Matthias Müller - trombone, Kazuhisa Uchihashi - guitar, Satoko Fujii - piano, Jan Roder - bass, Michael Griener, Peter Orins - drums
“This is edge-of-the-seat music hat has a palpable central line of
energy flowing through it… frequently astonishing in its impact...” –
All About Jazz
Satoko Fujii first European orchestra, the twelve-piece Orchestra
Berlin celebrates Fujii’s move to the city in 2011 along with husband,
trumpeter, and orchestra member Natsuki Tamura. With its own unique
instrumentation and singular voice, Orchestra Berlin joins similar
bands fronted by Fujii in New York, Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kobe. “I like
having orchestras in different cities because that kind of diversity
can give my music energy,” Fujii says.
Orchestra Berlin released Ichigo Ichie (Libra Records 212-037) in 2014.