After recording a first CD with the “Mereneu Project” and wining the “Downbeat” Student Award 2014 “Best Small Jazz Combo” I had already composed new Big Band pieces. I called the the nonet and invited other great musicians and friends from the Graz scene to take part in this project. That is how the big band “Mega Mereneu Project” was created.
The band is:
Emiliano Sampaio – Compositions, arrangements, guitar
Heinrich von Kalnein, Patrick Dunst, Jan Kopcak, Tobias Pustelnik, Thomas Fröschl – Woodwinds
Mario Stuhlhofer, Dominik Pessl, Gerhard Ornig, Marko Solman, Werner Hansmann – Trumpets
Adam Ladanyi, Karel Eriksson, Carlo Grandi, Johannes Oppel – Trombones
Luis Andre Gigante – Drums Michael Lagger – Piano and Organ Max Ranzinger – Acoustic and Ukelele Bass