Latest Projects

Paul Weller & BBC Symphony Orchestra

Orchestral arrangements for British singer-songwriter legend Paul Weller and his performance with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley.

James Morrison, Boy George and Celeste joined as special guests for this special one-off concert.

Metropole Orkest – “The Music of Charles Mingus”

Transition Festival Utrecht

Extraordinary program full of surprises honouring the music of Jazz bassist, composer and band leader Charles Mingus.

 

The Metropole Orkest conducted by Jochen Neuffer is joined by solists Angelo Verploegen (tp), Pablo Martinez (tbn) and Joris Roelofs (bs cl).

Altin Gün & Metropole Orkest

Collaboration with Grammy nominated Turkish-Dutch band “Altin Gün”, who bring Anatolian Rock and Psychedelic Turkish Folk back to life.

 

arranged & conducted by Jochen Neuffer

 

Netherlands Chamber Orchestra – SOUK Festival

Celebrating the exhilarating combination of Arab and Western music, Amsterdam’s SOUK Festival is inviting Lebanese vocalist Nawal El Zoghbi and her band to join The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jochen Neuffer at Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
 

Together with the National Ballet’s beautiful choreography and a food market in the Concertgebouw foyers recreating the atmosphere of Marrakech’s traditional street food markets this evening is appealing to all your senses. 

 

Arrangements for Gregory Porter – North Sea Jazz Festival

Arrangements for Gregory Porter for his performance at the 2020 North Sea Jazz Festival, which due to the Covid pandemic was not taking place in its usual form but as a special one-off broadcast with special guests.

 

BBC Proms “The Breaks” with The Heritage Orchestra

Arrangements for “Prom 64: The Breaks”. Take the most infectious bit of a funk record that makes people dance, and repeat it. These are “The Breaks”. Witness the Heritage Orchestra, with Jules Buckley and special guests, slice up and reimagine these iconic tracks that spawned breaking and formed the origins of hiphop – a culture that has risen from a single moment on the sidewalks of the Bronx nearly 50 years ago.

 

BBC Proms “Mississippi Goddam” – An Homage to Nina Simone

Arrangements for the BBC Prom “Mississippi Goddam”. Singer, songwriter, arranger and political activist Nina Simone is a giant of jazz history. She’s celebrated here in all her guises in a concert led by Jules Buckley and the Metropole Orkest. 

“One of the highlights of the Prom was the orchestral opening, functioning as a kind of overture, blending Simone’s “African Mailman” and “Sinnerman”. Jochen Neuffer’s sparkling orchestration changes feel every few bars, offering a full orchestral showcase.” [theprickle.org 08/2019] 

Quincy Jones – Soundtrack of the 80’s

Jochen arranged several of Quincy Jones’ classic tunes and conducted the fabulous Quincy Jones Orchestra feat. Beverly Knight, Jonah Nilsson, Sheléa, Daley & James Morrison in rehearsals, before Jules Buckley took over the baton in London’s “The O2 Arena”.

 

Arrangements for Cory Wong

Arrangements for Cory Wong and his collaboration with the Metropole Orkest conducted by Vince Mendoza.

The album recorded live in Amsterdam is available on all streaming platforms and also as a pretty cool o double vinyl!

 

Studio sessions for Jacob Collier

Jochen conducted the Metropole Orkest in a couple of the orchestral studio sessions for Jacob Collier’s album “Djesse Vol. 1” on behalf of Jules Buckley.

For “All Night Long”, Jacob was awarded with a Grammy Award in the category “Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals”.

 

Jacob Collier Djesse Juley Buckley Jochen Neuffer