30 Years


In 2015, the ensemble celebrated its 30th anniversary in a concert at the Rheingau Music Festival with its founder and musical director Wolfgang Diefenbach. For the performance on Sunday, August 2nd in Wiesbaden’s Kurpark, Diefenbach was able to secure an absolute world star of jazz: five-time Grammy Award winner Dianne Reeves!

Accompanied by the best young Hessian talents, the star vocalist presented her new album “Beautiful Life”. Flexible and sensitive, Kicks & Sticks formed an immensely soft sound surface for an incomparable artist, a unique voice. For the anniversary concert, Wolfgang Diefenbach pulled out all the stops and conceived an unprecedented program that provided a fitting stage both for the outstanding guest soloist but also for the big band sound in all its facets.

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