The music of Max Raabe takes us back to the time between the two wars when entertainment when cabaret and big band was king. His baritone voice and crystal clear enunciation make for a magical listening experience as he presents so many songs we all know, regardless of our nationality. Though Raabe is the front man, he carefully ensures that his band, the Palast Orchester, gets plenty of credit. Each of the twelve members is a gifted musician and many play several instruments while some are gifted singers in their own right.
The best news of all is that audiences in North America will soon have the chance to see them live. They kick off their short USA tour in Chicago on April 4, and are in Madison, Wisconsin on April 8th. Then it’s off to California April 10-14 with LA, San Francisco, and Santa Rosa on the agenda.
We appreciate a variety of music, but the big band sound is special for us. Raabe recreates the sound that takes us back to the time we met on Mackinac Island, where we spent many years listening to Bob Snyder and the Grand Hotel Orchestra. Along with that, he presents the music of Germany’s famous Comedian Harmonists is a fresh way, but ever so traditional.
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