Travis Sullivan's Bjorkesta
Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra is a genre bending jazz orchestra that interprets the music of Bjork Gudmundsdottir, one of the most influential pop artists of the past 20 years. The Bjorkestra transcends the boundaries of popular music and modern jazz, and continues to thrill and mesmerize audiences with its engaging blend of improvisation, brilliant arrangements, and danceable grooves.
Whether you are a fan of Bjork or jazz, the Bjorkestra offers something for anyone interested in listening to innovative, creative music while having fun in the process. Travis Sullivan employs a traditional big band instrumentation augmented by female vocals and laptop programming. A live Bjorkestra show is a unique listening experience that impacts both the sonic and visual senses as they pay homage to the music of Bjork through invention, not imitation.
In 2008, The Bjorkestra released their debut CD, “Enjoy” on Koch Records. Past show highlights include: a 2010 performance in Milan, Italy with special guest Dave Douglas, a performance for an audience of 30,000 people at The 2008 Montreal International Jazz Festival, The SF Jazz Festival, The Blue Note (NYC), and The Jazz Standard (NYC). The Bjorkestra has developed an extraordinary international following, and Sullivan has conducted his arrangements of Bjork’s music with The Sicilian Jazz Orchestra, The Reykjavik Big Band, The Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, and Korean Express for the 2008 Jarasum Jazz Festival.