The Resident Alien Big Band

Big Band rehearsals are presently on hold due to the current situation with the Corona Virus. We hope to be able to rehearse and perform again soon!

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Munich Stadtgründungsfest Marienplatz 2017
video credit: Monica Morton; vocals Caroline Kelley


Resurrecting the sounds of former days, The Resident Alien Big Band is Munich’s most diverse musical ensemble. Today fourteen nationalities contribute their distinct backgrounds to reinterpret classics ranging from Count Basie to Bruno Mars. The result is a unique blend of bossa nova-inspired bass lines, funky horns, tight guitar riffs, and infectiously charismatic vocals.

Founded in 2010, the group regularly performs at venues large and small in and around Munich. Past gigs include:

München Stadtgründungsfest (Munich Founding Festival), Marienplatz
Munich Unplugged festival, Hofbräuhaus Munich
Munich Sessions Summerfest, Rindermarkt Munich
The Lion’s Club Summer Ball, Künstlerhaus Munich
2016 Munich Summer Ball, hosted by ESME e.V.
The Irish Business Network Winter Ball
The summer festival of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Jazzbar Vogler – charity event with the Lion’s Club Münchner Kindl
…and many more.

Want to book the Big Band for your event or partner with us as sponsor? Please contact

Band Leader
Davy Kazan

Mikael Ahlstedt, Alister Clarke, Elaine Cole, Alessandra Fusco, Thelonious Kazan, Carina Kraft, Michael Mosch, Rudolf Neuhaus, Sarah, Hackbarth-Ready, Miguel Ramirez Wong 

Christian Kiefhaber, Alex Platt, Herbert Schiller, Matti Ukkola, Siegfried Wagner

Holger Hildsberg, Ryanne, Leong, Kerstin Reichwein, Chris Roth, Christoph Zwosta

Mayya Bychkova, Christian Gegg, Worathiti “Pung” Manosroi, Joao Paolo Martins, Richard Sargent, Chizuko Mizumoto, Daniel Schulz, Ray Sönning

Vocals and Vocal Ensemble
Vocal ensemble leader: Caroline Kelley
Singers: Mijra Baechle, Elaine Cole, Carina Little, Jackson Lynch, Caroline Kelley

Tom Hafner, Alexander Wedekind

Join the Resident Alien Big Band
If you’d like to join the band, please fill out the Introduction Form.
We are looking for trumpets and trombones specifically those comfortable in jazz improvisation.
We will reply to you as soon as possible.