I started arranging for Big Band 10 years ago. Since I play most of the Big Band Instruments (saxophones, trumpet, trombone, piano and E-Bass) I don't write any score that I can't play myself. My favorite styles are swing, funk, soul and r&b. I like the groove you can realize with the bass, the warm and full sound of a trombone section, the powerfull accents of the trumpets and the very expressive lines you can play on a saxophone. I learned almost everything that I know about music autodidactically. The soundfiles (mp3) of all published scores can be downloaded from my homepage www.bernd-kneib.de.