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Tradition in Transitions

26 August 2023

20:00 - 21:00 hrs (GMT+7)

PGVIS Bigband

Directed by Dieter Mack

Special Guests:

Julian Cary (Vocal)

Azfansadra Karim (Keyboard)


Similar to the Bigband tradition since the 1920s, the bigband project at PGVIM during the annual Symposium has become a tradition on its own since some years with always a mixed program. It presents diverse styles that represent various traditions, but still remain strongly rooted in the genre. This year’s program includes 1930s Kansas style (“Count the Aces”) and even a jazzy adaption of a famous song by Kurt Weill (“Mack the Knife”) via the classic Blues tune “Stolen Moments” by Oliver Nelson until modern funky and complex harmonic arrangements and compositions of Gordon Goodwin (America) and Peter Herbolzheimer (Europe).

This year we are also proud to feature two guests, namely Azfansadra Karin from Jakarta on Hammond organ and Julian Cary on vocals.


  • Hit the Ground Running  

comp./arr. Gordon Goodwin

  • Blues in Latin  

comp./arr. Peter Herbolzheimer

  • I Wish You Love

comp. Charles Trenet/arr. Peter Herbolzheimer

  • Mack The Knife 

comp. Kurt Weill/arr. Peter Herbolzheimer

  • On Green Dolphin Street” 

comp. Bronislav Kaper/arr. Azfansadra Karim

  • Neosho”  

comp./arr. Peter Herbolzheimer

  • Count the Aces”  

comp. Count Basie/arr. Sammy Nestico

  • Mixolydian Highlander  

comp./arr. Peter Herbolzheimer

  • Stolen Moments 

comp. Oliver Nelson/arr. Paul Murtha

  • Sunda Jive 

comp./arr. Dieter Mack



Kraiwit Chaiseema


Tatibhu Artwet

Kantapol Eam-saard 

Yodkhon Suharitdumrong 

Sakkarin Nokkhunthong 

Phraewrung Pongparser 

Chokwattana Puay-Uan


Thichanon Onsang-ngam 

Sinthawee Chotchuang 

Tippawan Santhisiri 

Wansai Thongdeesri 

Nattajak Chamchoykulwat

Jaturaborn Phuangprasan


Suranarong Rodpon 

Thiptawan Phamti 

Warawut Thomburanawong 

Nititorn Whitayawan 

Naphat Nooiad

Piano / Keyboard

Panupong Aiemsaard 

Luksupa Thongpan 

Thanabodi Thoopvichit 


Patidta Atiwattananggoon 


Worawut Kongwarakitkun

Jirayut Thaolipo


Nattapong Thongsuk


Sippakorn Kaewpatom 

Peerapat Srithadet

Watcharaphong Ratsameechaturong 

Don Winyachai

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