The UniBigBand is a jazz orchestra with more than 20 enthusiastic hobby musicians, most of them are students and teachers at the University of Greifswald. They play together under the direction of Hendryk Wörlitz.

The band’s repertoire is noted for its diverse range of music. The band enthrals its audiences with a captivating mixture of swing, soul and cool jazz. The UniBigBand performs at balls and at town, village or street festivals, at social events during conferences and symposiums and at other events. The band’s repertoire covers classical big bang works such as “It Don’t Mean A Thing”, “Caravan” and “Birdland”, vocal titles such as “Fever”, “Respect” and “Mack the Knife” and the theme song of the Simpsons. Look forward to a unique concert from Greifswald’s UniBigBand.

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[Translate to English:] Foto: Fabian Görries
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If you are interested in our music, you would like to join the band or you want to hire us for a concert – or even if you have any suggestions or criticism for us – you can contact us at:


Bandleader: Hendryk Wörlitz

We are also on facebook and instagram!


During the teaching period, we rehearse on Tuesdays at 8.00 p.m. in the music factory (Mühlenstraße, 1st floor). Sometimes, we also use the Department of Sacred Music and Musicology (Domstraße 20a, rear building, in the hall on the ground floor) for additional rehearsals, workshops, etc.

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Band Members

Conductor: Hendryk Wörlitz (pianist)

Vocals: Anna Powalowska, Helen Bollensdorff, Annelie Göttlich, Peter Saß 

Saxophone: Jana Lehmann (alto saxophone), Miriam Hufenbach (tenor saxophone), Martin Schmidt (tenor and alto saxophone), Anke Zeltwanger (alto saxophone), Sarah Wolff (alto and baritone saxophone), Clarissa Hall (alto saxophone)

Trombone: Håkan Smith, Claudia Albrecht, Janna-Luisa Beermann, Tim Kunde

Trumpet: Alexander Wolf, Erik Neumann, Anke Weiß, Maximilian Kruse, Peter Saß, Bjarne Wessel

Rhythym: Wieland Lemke (double bass), Jano Martin (bass guitar), Thomas Schubert (drums, Ludvigs Lielauss (drums), Niklas Bladt (piano), Peter Jung (piano), Joachim Lege (guitar)



Current titles: Think, Murphy's Gesetz, Lil' Darling, Shiny Stockings, Allamode, Nice and Easy, Backrow Politics, Mas que Nada, Tuxedo Junction, Critic's Choice, Little Sunflower, Topsy, Libertango, Malaguena, Swing Machine, Straighten Up and Fly Right, Respect, Watermelon Man, Blue Midnight, Just a Minor Thing, Critical Mass

Additional titles we can perform: Bistro Latino, Switch in Time, Caravan, Blue Skies, The Girl from Ipanema, Best of Basie, All Night Rain, It Don't Mean a Thing, In the Mood, Moanin', Summertime, Hay Burner, Birdland, On Broadway, Children of Sanchez, Senorita Fajita, Super Sized

Vocal titles: Feeling Good, Straighten up and fly right, Big Time, Fly Me to the Moon, Mack the Knife, Valerie, Every Day, I Wish, Fever, Respect, Attitude Dance