Update on touring

Oh, and I didn’t update you for a while on the touring, so just to give you an idea: I can still be regularly found at the Bimhuis with the Konrad Koselleck Big Band (our steady gig there); we’ve been really busy touring Homme Fatale (Ratzke) around the world (taking it from Amsterdam to Berlin, […]

Starman

It’s been a busy summer! Three whole months we’ve been rehearsing and editing the new Sven Ratzke show STARMAN, with the music of David Bowie. Of course we renewed all the tunes (beautiful arrangements by Charly Zastrau), but to be shure it would be a terrific show we spent a lot of time in making everything perfect. […]

Groschenblues in Tipi – Berlin

Last time we played Sven Ratzke’s and Claron McFadden’s Groschenblues is a while ago at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Luckily the great music of Kurt Weill and lyrics of Bertolt Brecht are requested on several stages once in a while, and so we could play the piece this week in Berlin, at the Tipi am Kanzlerambt. […]

Ellen ten Damme – album Berlin!

In may this year I recorded a new album with Ellen ten Damme, called ‘Berlin’. It was recorded live at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and it features a great band with horns and strings. The tracklist has some old and some new material on it, all fabulously sung by Ellen. In the meantime the album was […]

Ellen ten Damme @ the Concertgebouw

A very special project is taking place this week. Ellen ten Damme wanted to record a cd with German repertoire for a long time, and decided to do that in a very special way. She put together her ‘Magpie-Orchestra’, which is her band, with a horn section and a group of strings added, and she’s going […]

Traeben on tour

Splended days with Traeben, playing lots of gigs, trying out new repertoire for our new album, and looking forward to the upcoming tours! Here’s our tourlist: