Ali Haurand

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Ali Haurand at the INNtöne Jazzfestival 2016

Ali Haurand (born November 15, 1943 as Alfred Josef Antonius Haurand in Viersen ; † May 28, 2018 there ) was a German jazz musician , television presenter and music producer. He played in numerous groups, projects and international touring line-ups. He worked as the responsible festival manager of several major jazz events beyond Viersen, as well as a double bass player and band leader .

Live and act

After completing a pastry and commercial apprenticeship, Haurand studied at the Folkwang School and the Rheinische Musikhochschule from 1966 to 1973 . He initially played with his own trio and since 1967 in the trio and quintet of the pianist George Maycock . In 1968/68 he also toured with Philly Joe Jones , Jacques Pelzer , René Thomas and Jan Huydts . He has also performed with Ben Webster , Don Byas , John Handy , Bobby Jones and Wilton Gaynair . This was followed by groups such as Third Eye , the European Jazz Quintet (with Leszek Zadlo , Gerd Dudek , Alan Skidmore and Pierre Courbois ) and, together with Alan Skidmore and Tony Oxley, the trio SOH . With his long-time companions, the saxophonist Gerd Dudek and the pianist Rob van den Broeck , Haurand played in the formation The Trio . Since 1982, the European Jazz Ensemble , which he founded from the European Jazz Quintet and repeatedly presented in new line-up variants, has been a gathering place for well-known German and European jazz musicians, such as Allan Botschinsky , Stan Sulzmann , Joachim Kühn and Daniel Humair . In addition, projects such as the Trumpet Summit or the meeting of the European Jazz Ensemble with the members of the Indian Khan Family were created . In the 2000s he participated in several jazz & lyric projects.

Ali Haurand, Jazz an der Donau, Straubing 2003

For several years Haurand u. a. in a duo with the Prague flautist Jiří Stivín . Since 1994 he has worked on projects with the pantomime Milan Sládek . In 2008 he gave a concert for the Czech President Václav Klaus in Prague with František Uhlíř , Petr Dvorsky, Vit Svec and Tomas Baros .

For decades he was a moderator and consultant at the WDR television jazz editorial team, and for twelve years he was artistic director of the Düsseldorf Jazz Rally . Since 1987 he was the founder and organizer of the Viersener Jazz Festival , which he directed until 2014. For over 20 years he has been organizing the jazz concerts in the Weberhaus in Süchteln with the jazz club.


  • In 2005, Haurand was appointed Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French minister of culture .
  • In 2011, Haurand was awarded the silver city plaque by the city of Viersen.
  • In 2016 the cellar in the Viersener Festhalle was named in his honor Ali Haurand Keller (in neon letters above the entrance).

Discography (selection)

  • Alfred Haurand: Naked (Metram, 1974)
  • George Maycock Trio: George Maycock Trio (Ring Records, 1975)
  • Third Eye: Third Eye (Ring Records, 1976)
  • Alfred Haurand: Vitamins A + D (Ring Records, 1976)
  • Third Eye: Connexion (Ring Records, 1977; re-release CD / LP, Sonorama Records 2013)
  • European Jazz Quintett: Live at Moers Festival (Ring Records, 1977)
  • European Jazz Quintett: European Jazz Quintett (EGO Records, 1978)
  • Lajos Dudas: Contrasts (Rillophon, 1978)
  • George Maycock Trio: It's blues time (AMG, 1979)
  • Skidmore / Oxley / Haurand: SOH (EGO Records, 1979)
  • Lajos Dudas: Detour (Rayna Records, 1980)
  • Skidmore / Oxley / Haurand: SOH live (View Records, 1981)
  • European Jazz Quintet: III. (Fusion, 1982)
  • Wilton Gaynair Quintet: Alpharian (Konnex, 1982)
  • Skidmore / Oxley / Haurand: SOH Live in London, BBC 1983 (Jazzwerkstatt, 2007)
  • The Quartet: Relation (Konnex, 1984)
  • Tony Oxley's Celebration Orchestra: Tomorrow is here (Dossier, 1985)
  • European Jazz Ensemble: Live (Ear-Rational, 1989)
  • European Jazz Ensemble: Meets the Khan family (MA Music, 1992)
  • Lajos Dudas: Urban blues (Konnex, 1993)
  • The Trio: Pulque (Konnex, 1993)
  • Haurand / Stivìn / v. den Broeck: Bordertalk (Konnex, 1995)
  • European Jazz Ensemble: 20th Anniversary Tour (Konnex, 1997)
  • The Trio feat. Tony Levin : Crossing level (Konnex, 1997)
  • Lajos Dudas : Plays Bach (Edition Musikrat, 2000)
  • Haurand / Stivìn: Just the Two of Us (Konnex, 2000)
  • Haurand / Stivìn / Dudek / Eßer : Schinder's cart with buffet. Jazz & Lyric (Konnex, 2001)
  • Haurand / Humair / Mariano : Frontier traffic (Konnex, 2002)
  • European Jazz Ensemble: 25th Anniversary (Konnex, 2002)
  • Ali Haurand & Friends: Ballads (Konnex, 2005)
  • Haurand-Dudek- Drews : Cascaden: Lyrik & Jazz (Konnex, 2007)
  • Stivin / Haurand / Humair: Live in Hradec Králové 2003 (OS, 2008)
  • Haurand / Stivin: The Two of Us: Just More (Konnex, 2008)
  • European Jazz Ensemble: 30 Years on the Road (DVD) (Konnex, 2009)
  • Stivin / Haurand: Old Wine New Bottled (Konnex 2011)
  • European Jazz Ensemble: Live at 25th Int. Viersen Jazz Festival (Konnex, 2011)
  • European Jazz Trio: First Sun (Konnex, 2013)
  • European Jazz Sextet: Live at 27th Int. Jazzfestival Viersen 2013 (with Alan Skidmore, Gerd Dudek, Jiri Stivin) (Konnex, 2014)
  • Jan Huydts Trio: Conception (678 Records, 2016) (recording from 1971)

Lexical entries

Web links

Commons : Ali Haurand  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Jazz musician Ali Haurand has died , accessed on May 30, 2018
  2. European Jazz Ensemble ( Memento of the original from January 1, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. Viersen: The cellar now bears Ali Haurand's name , rp-online from September 17, 2016, accessed December 8, 2016