The Resident Alien Big Band

Munich Stadtgründungsfest Marienplatz 2017
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. Today fourteen nationalities contribute their distinct backgrounds to reinterpret classics ranging from Count Basie to Bruno Mars. 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 would like to thank you for your continued support and hope to see you in 2019!

Want to book the Big Band for your event or partner with us as sponsor? Please contact

Band Leader
Davy Kazan

Mikael Ahlstedt, Elaine Cole, Alessandra Fusco, Michael Mosch, Rudolf Neuhaus, Carina Rodenstein, Jérome Sanchez

David Freer, Christian Kiefhaber, Tamara Luersen, Alex Platt, Herbert Schiller, Matti Ukkola, Siegfried Wagner

Andreas Döpp, Holger Hildsberg, Chris Roth, Erik Sanford, Christoph Zwosta

Mayya Bychkova, Joao Paolo Martins, Richard Sargent, Caroline Kelley, Chizuko Mizumoto, Daniel Schulz, Ray Sönning

Vocals and Vocal Ensemble
Vocal ensemble leader: Caroline Kelley
Singers: Mijra Baechle, Elaine Cole, Elizabeth Elliot, Jackson Lynch, Caroline Kelley

Tom Hafner, Alexander Wedekind

Join the Resident Alien Big Band
If you’d like to join the band, please fill out the Introduction Form.
We are specifically looking for a solo trumpet support, as well as lead alto saxophone, and baritone sax support. An extra trombone to enable some breaks for rotation during long gigs would also be welcome.
We will reply to you as soon as possible.

Have a listen: