FUCHSTHONE Events, Photo by Volker Beushausen
FUCHSTHONE Events, Photo by Volker Beushausen

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9/23 JazzThing

„With their debut album „Structures & Beauty“ (enja/edel), the Fuchsthone Orchestra is taking a creative inventory. Recorded in June 2022 at the Deutschlandfunk broadcasting hall in Cologne, the material was more than enough for a double CD, but not one note, composition or solo should have been less.“

09/23 NRZ

„The FUCHSTHONE ORCHESTRA captivated the audience in the Kathrin-Türks-Halle/Dinslaken with excursions into extraordinary worlds of sound.Glaciers are melting, ice masses are breaking. It cracks, it crashes with drumbeats and hissing cymbals. The compact sound layers of trombones, trumpets and saxophones separate from each other, moving, being pushed forward by powerful, driving basses, plunging into the depths. And above all, the voice of…“

09/23 Süddeutsche Zeitung

„Experienced big band masterminds have joined forces with Christina Fuchs and Caroline Thon. ‚Structures & Beauty’, the title of the highly acclaimed album recently released on the Enja & Yellowbird label, captures in a nutshell what distinguishes the Cologne-based FUCHSTHONE ORCHESTRA. Like magic, this 20-piece orchestra transforms complex compositions that intertwine orchestral jazz, classical, avant-garde, rock and subtly applied…”

09/23 Zeitschrift f. Kultur & Gesellschaft (Austria)

„Magnificent cinema for the ears! Listening for the first time to the eight compositions … you will be flashed by this completely unconventional ride on a musical roller coaster: such fun with experimentation and strong contrasts. This variety of moods and sound colors up to the noise-like, these powerful jazz-orchestral sounds, detailed expeditions of smaller formations and expressive soloistic highlights!“

08/23 JazzPodium

„System blasters! Is this (still) jazz or simply music that doesn’t care about categories? Are we listening to notes that have the potential to become system breakers? Anyone who gets involved with the good ninety minutes of Fuchsthone Orchestra will not only experience a journey through the world of improvised music that is as exciting as it is challenging, but also will have to deal with such questions.“

08/23 Kulturtipp CH

„The eight-part concept album alternates from a well-balanced big band set to an avantgarde stirring sound cascade and has lyrics by Greta Thunberg pop up. A multi-layered auditory movie…“

06/23 JazzThing

„Big, so beautiful. Structures & Beauty is the assertion that beauty exists…“

06/23 Jazzpodium

„…Zappa would have had a blast with it, though Carla Bley’s „Escalator over the Hill“ epic could also have been the inspiration. Philosophical thinking meets musical vision here…radically fresh and exciting!“

05/23 Bonner Generalanzeiger

„Spectacular concert by the Fuchsthone Orchestra from Cologne rocked the Pantheon…certainly one of the best of the 13th Bonn Jazz Festival…“

05/23 Jazzthetik

„The debut double album of the Fuchsthone Orchestra is a large-orchestral masterpiece…Structures&Beauty unites all that can make large orchestral jazz thrilling: free and heavy grooving passages, soloists who pour their whole heart into this music, and a political ambition that has become unfortunately rare.“

05/23 MELODIVA online Magazin

„Structures & Beauty” is a magnificent jazz CD with depth which reminds us that we are in control of our own destiny.”

04/23 FAZ

„The composers Caroline Thon and Christina Fuchs assembled a strong ensemble with the FUCHSTHONE ORCHESTRA, in which singer Fiippa Gojo shines on the microphone. The consistently strong soloists include such distinctive musicians as trumpeter John-Dennis Renken, alto saxophonist Roger Hanschel, guitarist Andreas Wahl and trombonist Matthias Muche…“


ARCHIV 2022 & 2021


Nov. 25th, 2022 Aachen, 20h

Tickets and advance booking
We will present here the program RELOADED#5 with new compositions.


RELOADE#5 Tour Fall 2022

Caroline Thon and Christina Fuchs are prepared for FUCHSTHONE ORCHESTRA tour fall 2022. Their first Konzert will be at Klangbruecke Aachen.

FTO on radio this fall 2022

Mo. Sept. 19th at 20.05 h on WDR 3: World premiere of ECHO CHAMBERS for re-listening. Preview: Mon. 12 Dec. at 8.05 p.m. on WDR 3: recording of the 26th Hildener Jazztage – including excerpts of our concert program Reloaded#4 …

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