Swingin' Warnow Jazz Orchestra

The Swingin' Warnow Jazz Orchestra stands for the degree course "Pop- and world music with classical music" and is made up of students from different departments of the Rostock University of Music and Drama. In it, major students from the field of jazz, rock, pop and world music play together with students from the teaching profession music and brass instruments with a classic major. The Big Band's repertoire encompasses a broad program with modern arrangements from swing to fusion.

The big band was founded in 2011 by its musical leader Professor Benjamin Köthe. Its debut took place in Rostock in February 2012. The big band has been giving regular concerts inside and outside the university ever since.

The Swingin' Warnow Jazz Orchestra replaced the big band „FunJazzTick“, directed by Florian Koeppe from 2006 till 2011. Kerstin Eisenecker previously conducted it for two years. The first big band to be made up of school music students at the hmt was founded in 1999 to give them the opportunity to perform on stage and tackle various styles of popular music.