Gansch & Roses
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Gansch & Roses

General Information

Year of Foundation:  2001

Together with other members of the Vienna Art Orchestra, Gansch founded his first own band Gansch & Roses for which he himself created compositions and arrangements.


The first composition for the group was the Ragtime Roll on Jelly, originally written for the Vienna Art Orchestra and premiered in the program of the year 2000 A Centenary Journey. First concert in June 2001 in Waidhofen an der Ybbs. At the beginning, half of the programme consisted of trio pieces with Florian Bramböck and Georg Breinschmid. Most of the songs were composed by Thomas Gansch himself, and later Thomas Gansch also began to arrange pieces. Since then the band consists of between 7 to 11 musicians.
The sound and the line-up are reminiscent of a small big band with a clear wind focus. Strong influences are audible from Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Quincy Jones, Scott Bradley, Johann Strauss son as well as Austrian folk and American film music.

Lineup/Description of Style

Band/Ensemble MemberInstrument
Trompete, Gesang

the rest of the line-up variies

Discography, Performances, Projects


  • 2010: Reseal
  • 2009: Hot Feet - Live 2009 (Geco Tonwaren)
  • 2003: Gansch And Roses 2 (Universal Music Austria)
  • 2002: Gansch And Roses

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