Maluba Orchestra is a 13 piece band founded and co-led by percussionist Marilyn Mazur, guitarist Kasper Bai and Fredrik Lundin.
The band plays music written by the three founders.
We three - Marilyn, Fredrik and Kasper - are not at all alike as composers, or as human beings for that matter. Nonetheless, each of us longed for a large band - one that could realize our most ambitious compositional ideas. In 2017, we decided to create such a group together, as we felt that our different gifts and sounds would lend themselves to one another
We celebrated our range of breadth and diversity as strengths as we chose the musicians for the band. Thus, the 13 featured players come from all corners of the Danish contemporary jazz scene, representing a broad spectrum of playing styles, musical personalities and temperaments.
Paradoxically, we believe that all these disparate elements allow our band to speak with a unique but recognizable voice of its own.
We hope you, dear listener, will agree.
Maluba Orchestra are:
Fredrik Lundin (tenor and mezzo soprano saxes and flutes)
Christina von Bülow (alto saxophone and flute)
Pernille Bévort (tenor sax, alto flute and bass clarinet)
Jesper Løvdal (barri tone sax, contra bassclarinet, clarinet and alto flute)
Tomasz Dąbrowski (trumpet)
Maj Berit Guassora (trumpet and flugel horn)
Mia Engsager (trombone)
Annette Saxe (bass trombone and tuba)
Kasper Bai (guitar)
Makiko Hirabayashi (piano and keyboards)
Klavs Hovman (double and electric basses)
Bjørn Heebøll has replaced Emil de Waal (acoustic and electric drums)
Marilyn Mazur (percussion)