The Resident Alien Big Band

video credit: Monica Morton; vocals Caroline Kelley

Resurrecting the sounds of former days, The Resident Alien Big Band is Munich’s most diverse musical ensemble. Over ten nationalities contribute their distinct backgrounds to reinterpret classics ranging from Count Basie to James Brown. The result is a unique blend of bossa nova-inspired bass lines, funky horns, tight guitar riffs, and infectiously charismatic vocals.

Founded in 2010, the group regularly performs at venues large and small in and around Munich. Past gigs include:

München Stadtgründungsfest (Munich Founding Festival), Marienplatz
Munich Unplugged festival, Hofbräuhaus Munich
Munich Sessions Summerfest, Rindermarkt Munich
The Lion’s Club Summer Ball, Künstlerhaus Munich
2016 Munich Summer Ball, hosted by ESME e.V.
The Irish Business Network Winter Ball
The summer festival of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Jazzbar Vogler – charity event with the Lion’s Club Münchner Kindl
…and many more.

We have plenty lined up for you in 2018, too. Our next performances are at:

June 2nd/ 3rd – Munich Unplugged Festival
Drop in to any of the many locations “Münchner Innenstadtwirte” where talented musicians will be playing for you in the second “Munich Unplugged Festival”. Not quite unplugged, but you will find the Aliens there, too!

July 14th – Prinzregentgarten
Relax, sit back and enjoy the hospitality of the Prinzregentgarten or take to the dance floor and bop away while the Aliens entertain you with their latest grooves

Do you play the trombone or trumpet and are looking for a fun environment to make music? Get in touch with us – we need more support in these sections so that our existing players also get to take a break and have a beer now and then 🙂

Want to book the Big Band for your event? Contact

Band Leader
Davy Kazan

Mikael Ahlstedt, Elaine Cole, Philipp Glock, Manuel Kronenberg, Michael Mosch, Rudolf Neuhaus, Sarah Ready, Tobias Wedig, Joshua Yudice

Henri Dupuis, David Freer, Christian Kiefhaber, Alex Platt, Herbert Schiller, Siegfried Wagner

Franz Pastorius, Chris Roth, Erik Sanford

Maya Bychkova, Bettina Deninger, Pung Manosroi, Richard Sargent, Caroline Kelley, Daniel Schulz, Ray Sönning

Mijra Baechle, Jessie Graham, Jackson Lynch, Caroline Kelley

Uchenna Udeh

Have a listen:

Singer: Marije Niewenhuis

Singer: Sanne Hulst

singer: Jessie Graham