NDR Bigband has announced in a press release today 30 August that the band’s Composer in Residence for the calendar year of 2023 will be Nikki Iles
Extract (translated) from original press release:
Nikki Iles: Composer in Residence of the NDR Big Band
The collaboration with pianist, composer and arranger Nikki Iles opens a new chapter in the NDR Bigband’s long history of affection for British bandleaders.
Nikki Iles came to the attention of the musicians of the NDR Bigband through the NDR Bigband’s composer and arranger panel. The first collaboration was so inspiring and successful that the band has decided to invite her as “Composer in Residence” for the calendar year 2023. Thus, the musician will be present and take part in two seasons – as composer, arranger and bandleader.
“I love the NDR Bigband, it’s an honour to work with them,” says Nikki Iles.
“We’re thrilled to be able to work regularly with this fantastic arranger and bandleader over the next few months,” says Michael Dreyer, the new manager of the NDR Bigband. Commissioned works, productions and concerts in the broadcasting area are planned. (ends)
LINK: Original German text of Press Release. (also includes video)