Roger Cicero has given himself plenty of time to write songs for his new album. Again and again he withdrew to various studios working with different teams, putting the finishing touches to the texts that reflect his life. 2013 however was devoted to his Jazz Experience. To give himself the necessary distance, Roger Cicero returned to his musical roots and inspired a small circle of admirers with his jazz trio with a few very special concerts (TV broadcast on 09/12/13 on 3Sat).
Now the new album is practically finished and is expected to appear in March 2014 (Warner).
With the new songs in his luggage, the exceptional, multifaceted artist is returning to his showpiece discipline: full Big Band sound combined with great German lyrics! As always, Roger Cicero is embarking full of enthusiasm with his 13 piece Big Band on a grand tour through Germany, Austria and Switzerland starting in Summer 2014.
Cicero, who has chosen to live in Hamburg, has taken the sound from the 50s and brought it into the here and now to make it popular in the 21st century. But for a long time now he has broken the limits of Swing and expanded his repertoire with Jazz, Soul, Funk and Pop. With every new project, every album and experience he has continued to grow as a musician and never ceases to show his audiences new facets of his artistry. His secret? He takes his time to look closely and try out new things.
With his unmistakeable voice, humour and outstanding qualities as an entertainer, Roger will thrill his fans again in 2014.
You can look forward to Roger Cicero and his Big Band just as you have always know him: Musicians through and through – charming, virtuosic, passionate. Whatever Happens!