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RIAS Big Band

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Berlin based ensemble, evolved in 1994 from the RIAS Tanzorchester and ensembles from 4 other then merged East and West Berlin broadcasters. Directed until 2002 by Jiggs Whigham. RIAS = Radio in the American sector.

PortraitJiggs Whigham
tb *1943 DE
PortraitGreg Bowen
tr, fh DE
Hans-Joachim Lange
b DE
Klaus Marmulla
sax, as DE
PortraitGrégoire Peters
cl, sax *1961 DE
PortraitTorsten Maaß
tr, fh *1967 DE
PortraitFelice Civitareale
tr, fh
PortraitSören Fischer
tb DE
PortraitWalter Gauchel
ts, fl *1956 DE
PortraitRalf Zickerick
tb, eu DE
PortraitIngo Cramer
g NL
PortraitNorbert Nagel
cl, as *1960 DE
PortraitRolf von Nordenskjöld
bs, fl *1957 DE
PortraitKai Rautenberg
p, ep 1939-2013 DE
PortraitChristian Diener
b *1964 DE
PortraitStephan Weiser
b, perc DE
PortraitThomas Loup
tb DE
PortraitWolfgang Köhler
p *1960 DE
PortraitDieter Bilsheim
tr, fh DE
PortraitHolger Nell
dr *1966 US
PortraitDan Gottshall
tb DE
Andreas Grossmann
tb DE
PortraitChristian Meyers
tr, fh DE
PortraitChristian Grabandt
tr, fh *1966 DE
PortraitJohn Marshall
tr, fh *1952 US
PortraitDaniel Collette
tr *1954 DE
PortraitMark Wyand
ts DE
Johnny Marshall
tb 1930-2017
Joe Ridder
ts, fl DE
Helmut Brandt-Olsen
sax 1931-2001 DE
PortraitGerald Meier
tb DE
PortraitSven Klammer
tr, fh DE
PortraitUli Plettendorff
tb DE
Jordan Kapitanov
tr, fh
Popular Tracks   
In The Mood on Die 20 Besten Bigband Hits by Max Greger
Opus One on Die 20 Besten Bigband Hits by Max Greger
B. R. Boogie on Die 20 Besten Bigband Hits by Max Greger
Sugar Blues on Die 20 Besten Bigband Hits by Max Greger
Misty on Swing time by Max Greger
Basin Street Blues on Die 20 Besten Bigband Hits by Max Greger
Mr. Anthonys Boogie on Die 20 Besten Bigband Hits by Max Greger
A Touch of Bossa Nova on Big Band Dancing by Chris Walden & RIAS Big Band
Tell Her About It on Pop Goes Swing by RIAS Big Band & Horst Jankowski
Skyliner on Die 20 Besten Bigband Hits by Max Greger

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
WeillRIAS Big Band2002Album
Bach Brandt NewRIAS Big Band2002Album
Die 20 Besten Big-Band-HitsMax Greger, RIAS Big Band2000Album
German Folk Songs... Our WayRIAS Big Band Directed By Jiggs Whigham2000Album
The Music Of Duke EllingtonRIAS Big Band, Jiggs Whigham, Clark Terry, Allan Harris, Claire Martin1999Album
Live In BerlinThe BBC Big Band With The RIAS Big Band1999Album
Blue Highways (The Music of Paul Ferguson)Paul Ferguson, Jiggs Whigham Conducts RIAS Big Band Featuring Claudio Roditi1998Album
Swing TimeMax Greger Und RIAS Big Band1998Album
Tribute to George GershwinRIAS Big Band, César Viana1998Album
RIAS Big Band Berlin Presents Helmut BrandtRIAS Big Band Presents Helmut Brandt1997Album
DestinyMark Nightingale & RIAS Big Band1997Album
The Music Of The Trumpet KingsHarry Allen And Randy Sandke Meet RIAS Big Band Directed By Jiggs Whigham1997Album
Big Band DancingRIAS Big Band1994Album
Late DanceRIAS Big Band Featuring Christian PittiusAlbum
Classics Of SwingRBT Big Band, RIAS Big BandCompil.
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