second Album OUT NOW!!

„Mei Muatterl war a Weanarin“

(„My mother was a Viennese“)

traditional viennese songs arranged for Big Band & Voice

you can listen to it and  buy it here

CD-Presenation / CD-Präsentation

am Do, 16. April 2015

im Rahmen der Wean Hean Festival Eröffnung

in der Loft City, der ehemaligen Anker Brotfabrik

Absberggasse 27, 1100 Wien

FREIER EINTRITT - Spenden erbeten

January 16 2012

We had a great time on Jan 3rd  2012 - everybody, who could not join the concert, can take a short look on my youtube channel - there are some videos from the evening!

or go direct to the songs:

Come Sunday

Strange Angel with His Trumpet

Tigger's Bounce

When New York meets Barcelona in Vienna

Nächster Auftritt der Big Band/next concert:

3.Jänner 2012 , 20:30, Porgy & Bess, Riemergasse 11 , 1010 Wien

February 2011

Unfortunatly in 2010 there was not to much to hear about my Big Band. Couldn’t get one single gig, but anyway, some other nice and beautiful things were going on. And of course I composed new music for my Big Band.

One thing was, that I found a new friend in the „Soundscape Big Band“ from São Paulo, Brasil.

( check it out : ) Junior Galante, leadtrumpeter and one leader of the band, contacted me. I’m glad he did. I like their music like they like mine and right now they are trying out some of my compositions.  So I’m sure, that sometime in the next years we will bring into being a beautiful project connecting São Paulo and Vienna.

Another thing was that in summer I had the great and unique opportunity to sit together on the piano bench with

Chick Corea during a private jamsession!!! After a concert he did with Kenny Garrett, Roy Haynes and Chrstian McBride. Wow! That really was a terrific experience. I felt excited and the same time ashamed because of my bad piano playing...He really is a beautiful musician and a great person! Always working on some music. He gave me some practise advice ;-) Grateful for that!

And many thanks to Christian McBride, who brought me into that wonderful situation. I met Christian in 2009 at

Porgy & Bess, Vienna and after he listend to some music I wrote for BassInstinct, we became musical friends.

All in all, I’m curious about what will happen in 2011. Hoping for some gigs for my Big Band and looking forward to my New York-Vacation end of May checking out the music there! :-)


June 2010

New CD-Release - BASS INSTINCT „butterfly“

including a piece of mine called “Bridesque

other composers on this CD:

Gina Schwarz, Peter Herbert, Joelle Léandre, Skuli Sverrisson, Mark Helias, Mark Dresser, Georg Breinschmid,

Thomas Stempkowski, Jiri Slavik

other CD‘s of BASS INSTINCT:

„Illusionista“ released May 2008 ( also including a piece of mine Illusionista“ )

„BASSINSTINCT“ released May 2005


Nächster Auftritt der Big Band:

21.11.2009, 19:30, Stadttheater Wels, 4600 Wels


Latest News !! April 2009

Der erste Big Band GIg steht ! Die „Barbara Bruckmüller Big Band“ spielt am 22.Juni 2009 um 21:00 im Porgy & Bess,

Riemergasse 11, 1010 Wien ( ). Es werden einige der Kompositionen und Arrangements, die ich in den letzten Jahren geschrieben habe, zu hören sein.

The first Big Band Gig is fixed ! The „Barbara Bruckmüller Big Band“ is perfoming on June 22nd 2009 ( venue: Porgy & Bess, Riemergasse 11, 1010 Vienna, Austria, ). You will hear some of my compositions and arrangements I have written over the last years.


April 2008



Peter Herbert - Gina Schwarz - Timothy Dunin - Herbert Mayr - Gerhard Muthspiel - Ernst Weissensteiner

Falls Ihr Euch gewundert habt, dass es so lange keine Neuigkeiten gegeben hat von uns: unsere letzte Konzertphase Anfang Juni 2007 war sehr erfolgreich in den USA (Oklahoma City, ISB-Convention) und beim mostly Jazz Festival am Austrian Cultural Forum in NYC.


Wir haben in der Zwischenzeit auch unsere zweite CD eingespielt, die im Februar auf den Markt kommen wird mit dem Titel "Illusionista" und Kompositionen von Barbara Bruckmüller, Gerhard Muthspiel, Skuli Sverrisson und Peter Herbert beinhaltet.


Und die nächste Konzertphase ist dann im April 2008, u.a. mit einem Auftritt beim bass encounters Festival der Firma Thomastik in Wien's Porgy & Bess am 18. April 2008.


Hope to see you!!!


February 29, 2012

My Big Band Debut Album is in progress! Recordings are planned for summer 2012. Release will hopefully be in March 2013.

Follow my steps through it on my new Blog!


January 22, 2012

And again a beautiful written post from John Edwin Mason...

Dig it!

December 21, 2012

October 1, 2012

I founded my own music label... BICOLORIOUS MUSIC RECORDS

January 19, 2012

Please take a look at a short, nice post from John Edwin Mason about the Big Band

March 14, 2013

CD Launch Party of the NEW ALBUM will be on June 7, 2013 at 9:00pm at Porgy & Bess, Riemergasse 11, 1010 Vienna

March 31, 2013

KURIER zum Ostersonntag

April 2, 2013

Review in Jazz thing April/Mai 2013 --- click here to see it

April 4, 2013

Short Story in Concerto April/Mai 2013 --- click here to see it

May 31, 2013

review in the „Die Presse“ --- click here to see it

June 17, 2013

I‘m invited to present my CD on Radio Bayern 2 at the radioJazzNacht and have a nice talk  with Marcus Woelfle

on June 30, 2013 at 00:05am

June 17, 2013

check out the new pics from the CD-Launch on June 7, 2013 @Porgy & Bess here

August 15, 2013

Gladly I have to announce that we made it on the  Deutschen Schallplattenkritik's "Bestenliste 2013 for the third quarter"!  Thanks and gratulations to my musicians Robert Bachner, Mario Vavti, Martin Grünzweig, Junior Galante, Bastian Stein, Simon Plötzeneder, Fabian Zangl, Andreas See, David Mayrl, Cédric Gschwind, Martin Harms, Florian Fennes, Hepi Kohlich, Paulo Cardoso, Fabian Rösch, Peter Panayi, Rue Kostron

Oct 12, 2013

And again a beautiful written post from John Edwin Mason...Dig it!

Oct 22, 2013

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 I was invited to the radioshow called „JazzTime“ at the RadioCafé from our public radiostation (Ö1) with Johann Kneihs - the middle half hour was broadcasted - if you missed it, here you can  listen to it...

April 6, 2014

the second album is in the making!! back to the roots - to a viennese tradition - the Wienerlied arranged for Big Band: „Mei‘ Muatterl war a Weanarin“.  the recording will take place end of August at the RadioKulturHaus Studios. thanks to the SKE-fonds, which provides the studio and the sound engineer. stay tuned for more news!!

July 12, 2014

countdown has started...only a few weeks left to the next recording with my Big Band feat. Barbara Stark, still two arrangements to finish...I am happy to announce that the Jetlag Allstars (Mario Gheorghiu, Klaus Wienerroither and Ernö Rácz) are going to record three tunes with us!

then in December (12/20/2014) I'm very glad to say that I've invited Tony Hewitt to sing with us at Porgy&Bess, it's going to be a soulful and swinging night!! I know it's kind of far away, but I'm really looking forward to it and you should, too! save your tickets!!! (

and...I'm invited from the Cantina' Tuesday Night Orchestra (Martin Ohrwalder) to play my tunes with them in February 2015 in Innsbruck at Cantina Vecchia - thanks for inviting me!!! it's going to be fun!

August 29, 2014

The recording went nicely! Here are some impressions of the days...

A big shout out to all my musicians - we had a great time the last three days and they did an awesome job!!! grateful!! THANK YOU for your time and support. its going to be a beautiful recording. release is going to be in springtime 2015!! Barbara Stark, Robert Bachner, Peter Panayi, Paulo Cardoso, Martin Harms, Viola Falb, David Mayrl, Cédric Gschwind, Florian Fennes, Fabian Rösch, Fabian Zangl, Mario Vavti, Martin Grünzweig, Aneel Soomary, Daniel Nösig, Simon Plötzeneder, Mario Gheorghiu & the Jetlag Allstars

Also big thank you to the SKE, the ORF Radio Kulturhaus, Robert Pavlecka, Fridolin Stolz und Nicole Potye

Next Concert with the BBBB on Dec 20, 2014 8:30pm at Porgy & Bess

Homage to Ray Charles, Betty Carter & Jesse Belvin               

Barbara Bruckmüller Big Band feat. Tony Hewitt (A/USA/BRA)

"His easy going and swinging vibe is always as cool as he is and sure to please." Für diesen Abend haben wir einen wunderbaren Gast aus New York eingeladen. Tony Hewitt, ein großartiger Crooner und Sänger, der vor kurzem erst mit Roy Hargrove und seiner Big Band in Japan war, präsentiert mit seinem "Old School" Charme und seiner gefühlvollen Stimme Jazzstandards und Songs aus den 50ern und 60ern, welchen sich auch Ray Charles und Jesse Belvin gewidmet haben. Soulful and swinging!!! Don‘ miss it!!!

Tony Hewitt


JAZZ   24.02.2015



Mit diesem Konzert stellt sich das Cantina Tuesday Night Orchestra unter die bewährte Leitung von Barbara Bruckmüller. Die Leitung einer Big Band ist heute ein äußerst unwirtschaftliches Unternehmen, erst recht, wenn man keine Reproduktionen alter Hits liefert. Das schreckt die geistreiche Komponistin und Bandleaderin Bruckmüller nicht. Berührende Hommagen stehen neben von subtilem Humor getragenen Stücken. (Zitat Samir Köck)


The second album

Mei Muatterl war a Weanarin

(„My mother was a Viennese“)

traditional viennese songs arranged for Big Band & Voice you can listen to it and  buy it here

STAGEBAND @ Porgy & Bess, Vienna

Saison/Season 2015/2016 (September bis Juni)

first dates

September 16, 2015

October 22, 2015

December 15, 2015

16.September 2015 20:30

Barbara Bruckmüller Big Band feat. The Jetlag Allstars

Piloten der Klassik auf musikalischen Umwegen. Drei brillant, virtuos, witzige Musikerpersönlichkeiten - Mario Gheorghiu, Klaus Wienerroither und Ernö Rácz - schaffen das schier unmögliche, nämlich das Beste aus allen Stilepochen zu verbinden!

don‘t miss it!!!

es folgen noch weitere im Jänner, Februar, März, April, Mai, ...

Impressum: BICOLORIOUS MUSIC RECORDS, 1150 Vienna, Austria/Europe, email:,

Reg.Zl.: 111087F15, Magistrat d. Stadt Wien, Geschäftsführerin: Barbara Bruckmüller, ©photos by Heidi Kolomaznik

Freitag, 05.Juni 2015  

23:00 Spielräume Nachtausgabe „Big Band 2015“ auf Ö1

Gestaltung: Klaus Wienerroiter

Gäste: Viola Hammer, Barbara Bruckmüller,

Ed Partyka

Mittwoch 16.September, 2015

20:30 im Porgy & Bess

The P&B Stageband

Barbara Bruckmüller Big Band feat. The Jetlag Allstars


mit Klaus Wienerroither, Mario Gheorghiu, Stefan Pista Bartus


Donnerstag, 22.Oktober, 2015

20:30 im Porgy & Bess

The P&B Stageband

Barbara Bruckmüller Big Band feat. Barbara Stark 'Mei Muatterl war a Weanarin' (A)

und den Jetlag Allstars

Dienstag, 15.Dezember 2015

20:30 im Porgy & Bess

The P&B Stageband

Barbara Bruckmüller Big Band feat. Tony Hewitt (A/USA)

Montag, 11.Jänner 2016

20:30 im Porgy & Bess

The P&B Stageband

BBBB plays the music of Viola Falb & Swantje Lampert

Freitag, 11.Dezember, 2015 zu Gast in der Radiosendung „Ö1 Spielräume Nachtausgabe“ zum 100. Geburtstag von Frank Sinatra - geleitet von Klaus Wienerroither (mit Tony Hewitt, Thomas Gansch, Karin Bachner)

Freitag, 11.März 2016

20:30 im Porgy & Bess

The P&B Stageband Barbara Bruckmüller Big Band

Donnerstag, 12.Mai 2016

20:30 im Porgy & Bess

The P&B Stageband

Barbara Bruckmüller Ensemble goes Silent Movie (A)

Donnerstag, 16.Juni 2016

21:00 im Porgy & Bess

The P&B Stageband

Barbara Bruckmüller Big Band feat. Thomas Gansch 'Trumpet Tales' (A)

What‘s up for 2017?

First off all I want to thank the Bundeskanzleramt für Kunst und Kultur Österreich for supporting me with a grant for composing (einmaliges Arbeitsstipendium für Komposition) for the first half of 2017. With that I‘m going to write two new projects - one for the big band and one for my small ensemble. I‘m very happy to announce that one of the projects is a piece/suite for solo piano & big band, which will feature Christian Sands, a young and brilliant pianist, whom I first met with the Christian Mcbride Trio in 2010. In April this year he will release a new CD on mackavenue records. Check it out! My second project will be another score for a silent movie.

Right now I‘m finishing arrangements for The Su‘sis, three singers which are following the path of the Boswell Sister‘s. Take a look on their site and stay tuned with them - they also have something great coming up this year.

Further I‘m in the process of making a music video to one of my „Wienerlied“-CD tracks. This should be ready to watch in March.

Then something totally different in style&music comes up - I‘m going to record a children‘s song CD (in „österreichisch“ - our austrian ) with my friend Barbara Stark, who also sang on my „viennese songs“ album.

And last but not least there will be a new video blog...will let you know soon.

So, stay tuned!!