The 3rd Annual European Bigband Composer Competition holds its final at June 20th 2016 in Copenhagen.

The Big Band And The Vocals have the four finalists in their large European Composers Competition with a theme: Music to the words of Ursula Andkjær Olsen (famous Danish poet). Finalists will have a two-day rehearsals with The BigBand & The Vocals before the finals concert.

The finalists are:

ZORAN ŠĆEKIĆ, Croatia – composer & arranger, with a composition: Sphinx Avenue

TOMAS HAINES, UK –  composer & musician, with a composition: Strange Utopia

MICHELE CORCELLA, Italy –  composer & arranger, with a composition: More and More

ALEXANDER HAGEL THORN, Denmark – saxophone player, composer & arranger, with a composition: Nameless


Listen to an introduction of the album Almost Music performed by The BigBand and written by Mads Pagsberg in July 2014.


Winner of the 1st European BigBand Composer Competition for The BigBand is composed and arranged for The BigBand by Alex Cassanyes in 2013 – composition “After The Dawn”.

Winner of The 2nd European Bigband Composer Competition  for The BigBand & The Vocals is composed by Gábor Subicz in 2015 – composition “One BigBand Piece”

The BIGBand web page & a facebook page.