Welcome to the blog of the Roger Berg Big Band, an orchestra created by Roger Berg! We are a traditional, full size big band with a female vocal trio. The instrumentation is 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxophones (who double on clarinet, flute and other reeds), piano, guitar, double bass and drums.
Roger Berg is a Swedish drummer and bandleader with over 30 years of stage experience – playing for musicals, in traditional jazz bands and drumming for over 20 years with the Tivoli Big Band (the Tivoli Gardens Orchestra in Copenhagen). In 2007 Roger decided to form his own band that will be as close to the American swing traditions as possible. And so he created an orchestra with a solid sound, known today for gigs in jazz clubs and at festivals, concerts, music spectacles and big galas. Welcome to the Roger Berg Big Band official blog.
We’re writing for everybody interested in our orchestra’s activities, past and upcoming concerts, repertoire, ideas and plans. You can also find us on Facebook or check out our website for current info. On the blog however you’ll find some exclusive content and more stories about the band. Follow us and keep swingin’!