German Jazz Philharmonic
Heads // Manuel Speth
The Dutch arranger, composer, pianist and conductor Manuel Speth studied in Maastricht and Hilversum; one of his teachers was the renowned Jerry van Royen. In his young career, Manuel Speth has already worked for the Limburg Symphony, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra’s Big Band, André Rieu, Belle Epoque and various Dutch TV and Radio stations, and he has conducted Musical productions like “Jekyll & Hyde” or “The Sound of Music”.
He has founded his own orchestra for which he also writes the arrangements and which he conducts every year at the big Promenade Festival in Maastricht. Manuel Speth is a brilliant crossover artist between serious and light music. In his arrangements, he has got the magic touch for incorporating the sections of a symphony orchestra not only as a means of colouring, but as true and original contributors to the idiom of Jazz.