The Resident Alien Big Band

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Munich Stadtgründungsfest Marienplatz 2017
video credit: Monica Morton; vocals Caro 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.

You have multiple opportunities to see us perform this Winter:

  • 12th November, Tanztee (Münchner Kulturreferat), Kulturhaus Milbertshofen, Munich
  • 9th December, Sleigh Ride, the ESME Winter Concert, Künstlerhaus am Lenbachplatz, Munich
  • 14th December, RABB Charity Fundraiser Open Rehearsal, Einstein Kulturzentrum, Munich

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

München Stadtgründungsfest (Munich Founding Festival), Marienplatz
Regular performances at the “Tanztee” and “Tanzserenade” series hosted by the Munich Kulturreferat (various locations)
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
Münchener Tanzserenade (Kulturreferat)
…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, Jess Dunne, Alessandra Fusco, Thelonious Kazan, Carina Kraft, Michael Mosch, Rudolf Neuhaus, Sarah Hackbarth-Ready, Miguel Ramirez Wong

Elio di Bernardo, Pavel Detistov, Christian Kiefhaber, Alex Platt, Herbert Schiller, Matti Ukkola

Brian Eve, Ryanne Leong, Bryony Preynat, Chris Roth, Christoph Zwosta

Mayya Bychkova, Christian Gegg, Worathiti “Pung” Manosroi, Joao Paolo Martins, Daniel Schulz, Frederico Simões, Ray Sönning

Mijra Baechle-Gerstmann, Elaine Cole, Christian Falcioni, Caro Kelley, Carina Little

Ray Sönning, Alexander Wedekind, Richard Bromham

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