Andreas Janssen & Tom Schreyer
Almost Contemporary Jazz Band
The Almost Contemporary Jazz Band started off in 2014 and was originally put together as an exam band for composition student Andreas Janssen. After that they continued as an independent project.
In 2015 Tom Schreyer joined the band, also as a composer/bandleader. Since Tom and Andreas had already worked together in a lot of different projects this was a natural fit.
The music can be described as modern jazz that is still influenced by the old jazz composing/arranging tradition – thus making the music “almost contemporary”.
Other than that all different kinds of musical styles influence the compositions such as pop, rock or classical music. Here and there, even traces of heavy metal can be detected.
The compositions transport clear musical ideas but also give space to the numerous excellent soloists in the band to elaborate on them.