In July and August 2022 I will stay at Fundaziun NAIRS in Switzerland as Artist in Residence. Looking for nature and inspiration here to write new music... the odds are very good! see you in August...




Romanic Summer Cologne

It is probably the most beautiful festival in Cologne, presenting different genres in all of the 12 romanic churches in the city.

FUCHSTHONE will be part of it with a commision for a 10 piece chamber orchestra!

24.6.2022 St. Maria im Kapitol, 23h


next concerts: 18.6.22 Hilden, Jazz-Tage, 24.6.22 Köln, Romanischer Sommer


New Video of our showcase at the  Jazzahead Bremen 2022


concert: 17.5.2022 WDR Jazzfest Gütersloh

listen to the WDR radio broadcast here


On April13, 2022 the live concert recording of " 30 Years KontraSax" will be released at JazzHausMusik Köln.


music: Darrell Wyatt - graphic novel: Gianni Sammarro

with the Blue Art Orchestra  

25.9.2022 Cologne, Stadtgarten


Folk songs are authentic testimonials of language, culture and tradition. They are so called because they are sung by countless human beings across the world. The simplicity and honesty of this music and the way in which tales are told, is moving. Rehearsals and concerts are planned in Germany during December 2021. In the spring of 2022, more concerts will follow as part of a tour through Norway. Our guests from Norway will be: Karl Seglem (Sax, Goat Horn) / Berit Opheim (Voice) / Erlend Viken (Fiddle, Hardanger fiddle)



The federation Grands Formats will hold its annual event, the Rentrée Grands Formats, from the 12th of November to the 12th of December 2021 in France and Europe. 

This year, the event is an opportunity to invite and to bring together the European members of Think Big!, the European network of large ensembles, and French members during the highlight of the event who takes place the 24th and 25th of November in the city of Clermont-Ferrand (France). During these two days, organized in partnership with JAZZ(s)RA, two large ensemble concerts, professional meetings, jam session and master classes, will take place. We are looking forward to share this warm moment with all interested professionals and hope that it will provide ideas for the creation of new European projects.

Thanks to i-Portunus I will be travelling for research to Iceland in July 2021. Very much looking forward!



New VideoTrailer and a complete composition of mine: MAMOIADA

more information:

Christina Fuchs, Caroline Thon (Lead, Composition, Conducting)
Roger Hanschel, Theresia Philipp, Matthew Halpin, Jens Böckamp (Saxophones) Susanne Weidinger (sax, clarinet, flute), Christian Mehler, Matthias Knoop, Heidi Bayer, Matthias Bergmann (Trumpets), Philipp Schittek, Matthias Schuller, Matthias Muche (Trombones), Wolf Schenk (basstrombone, tuba), Zuzana Leharova (violin), Filippa Gojo (voice), Laia Genc (piano), Andreas Wahl (guitar), Alex Morsey (bass), Jens Düppe (drums), Eva Pöpplein (electronics, live samples)

upcoming Concerts:

Oct 16, 2021 Darmstadt, Dec 11, 2021 Cologne


This is pretty classy imaginative big band playing, compositions by reedist/arranger Christina Fuchs, appearing on the Big Band Records label. If you are into Maria Schneider then you will land happily enough here.              Marlbank, Ireland 17.7.2019

buy here: Big Band Records

or digital on bandcamp


Accordionist Florian Stadler and saxophonist, clarinettist and composer Christina Fuchs have been a musical couple like no other for many years. With ease and great intensity, they move through their own world of compositions and seem to know no technical limits. Whatever Fuchs and Stadler start is always a musical dialogue: they can go fast and loud. And they can groove, but what is much more important to them is the sound, merging structures, delicate webs of sound or in free, sometimes wild, always intensely interrelated improvisation, with breathtaking twists and turns from total fusion to total individuality. Their thrilling playing comes across as effortless, intimate, fun and humorous.

CD available here

next concerts:  4.6.2022 Herford, Neuer Markt - open air 

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Multiphonics Seven play Wood4Winds

Wood4Winds will be the second home production of the Multiphonics-Festival.

Christina Fuchs, WDR JAZZ AWARD winner for composition wrote a program for four clarinetists 

who will be prensented at the festival, firts of all "Artist-in-Residence" Anat Cohen from New York, Gabriele Mirabassi, Kazutoki Umezu and Annette Maye.

The rhythmussection will be from Cologne: Hans Lüdemann, Piano, Reza Askari, Kontrabass und Christoph Hillmann, Drums.

4.10.2018 Köln, Stadtgarten 5.10.2018 Dortmund, Domicil




We received a wonderful variety of compositions from composers in Germany, Israel, Korea, Canada and USA!  Thank you to all the women who entered this years's contest!

This year's winner award goes to Christina Fuchs for Roots and Rhyzomes

The compositions will be premiered and recorded live by the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra featuring special guest  Sherrie Maricleof DIVA at the Shorewood Performing Arts Center on October 25, 2017 as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival. Composers will be in attendance.

Europe Tour 2014


The Tour was great! Thanks to everybody who contributed.

from l to r:

Ulla Oster, Florian Stadler, Scott Tinkler, Andrea Keller, Christoph Hillmann, Christina Fuchs, Joe Talia, Ian Whitehurst

Artpipes e.V. is excited to announce the second installment of it’s Australian-German cultural collaboration. Cologne Meets Melbourne brings two leading female jazz composers from opposite ends of the world together on stage for a series of concerts in Europe, May 2014. Cologne contemporary jazz unit, the Christina Fuchs Quartet ‘No Tango’ met up with Melbourne’s Andrea Keller Quartet in Australia, 2012. Artpipes’ first exchange project brought the two quartets together in an international octet experience premiering at Australia’s Wangaratta Jazz Festival, with new music written by Fuchs, Keller and ‘No Tango’ bassist Oster.

15.5.14 Dresden

16.5.14 Berlin

17.5.14 Dortmund (WDR Jazz Meeting)

18:5.14 Luxembourg

22.5.14 Wuppertal

23.5.14 Munich

15.5.14 Cologne

 more info: special thanks to Maryanne Piper for the idea and organisation

1st price for Christina Fuchs at the international competition for jazz orchestra 'Scrivere in Jazz' in the category 'original composition' ! The final concerts took place on September 8th and 9th in Sassari, Palazzo di Città/Teatro Civico. The music was played by the 'Orchestra Jazz della Sardegna', Conductor: Paolo Silvestri.



No Tango Quartet live @ the Festival Jazz au Chellah Rabat/Maroc

Sept 20, 2015  8:30 pm

After the quartet concert, No Tango will meet the marocan singer Sana'a Marahati with 

her band on the same stage at 9:30 pm

Sept 21, 2015  No Tango Quartet @ Tanger /Maroc

Salle Severo Ochoa, 8:30 pm- thanks to Goethe Institute Maroc