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The David Regan Orchestra is an exciting and modern 17-piece big band led by American alto saxophonist David Regan. This collection of Switzerland's top jazz musicians has now been performing for enthusiastic audiences for more than ten years and is making a major impact on the Swiss jazz scene with its powerful sound and subtle artistry. The band has performed concerts in:

Basel: The Bird's Eye, Unternehmen Mitte, Carambar and Em Bebbi Sy Jazz Festival
Zurich: Moods, Musikklub Mehrspur
Weil-am-Rhein: Grün 99 Festival
Bern: Bellevue Palace Hotel
Rheinfelden: Q4 Jazz Club/Hotel Schützen
 
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The David Regan Orchestra has been featured on the Swiss television program Fensterplatz hosting by Nik Hartmann (SF1) - and was also featured on TeleBasel as part of the show "Was lauft".

Several highlights over the years include concerts with internationally recognized guest artists, including: Bob Mintzer (tenor saxophone), Steve Wilson (alto saxophone), Brad Leali (alto saxophone), James Zollar (trumpet), Simon Nabatov (piano), Rick Margitza (tenor saxophone) and multi-instrumentalist Scott Robinson performing Bob Brookmeyer's "Celebration Suite". 

The repertoire includes the finest arrangements available from Thad Jones, Duke Ellington and Count Basie and contemporary arrangers such as Bob Brookmeyer, Bill Holman, Jim McNeely, Maria Schneider, Tom Pierson and Rich DeRosa, in addition to compositions/arrangements from current and former band members Matthias Spillmann, Carlo Schöb and Dave Montreuil.

David Regan graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in New York where he studied saxophone with Joe Allard. As a featured member of the college jazz band he performed with guest soloists Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Woody Shaw and Phil Woods in concerts at 7th Avenue South and the Village Vanguard. He continued his studies on saxophone, flute and clarinet with George Coleman and Danny Bank.

David is a gifted musician and composer and has led his own groups in American and European jazz clubs. His saxophone playing has been featured in television and radio commercials for Migros, Swatch and Kuoni Travel. He has also performed with The Fusionaires, The Four Tops, The Temptations and Natalie Cole.

Currently, he is busy with his own jazz quartet and as the leader of two Big Bands: The David Regan Orchestra and the SMZ Big Band. Additionally, he is a professor of music at the Zürich Hochschule der Künste as director of the big band program and a private music teacher at the Zürich International School.



 



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