The Syndicate (former Joe Zawinul Syndicate)

For two decades, from 1988 to 2007 Joe 'Zawinul, one of the most important voices in Jazz performed and toured with his own band The Zawinul Syndicate.

After the death of their leader the band continued to play together calling themselves 'The Syndicate' and keeping the musical heritage of their mentor alive. Along with the Zawinul veterans a number of newcomers provide impressive example of their musical skills and brought a young, fresh and personal touch into the band.

The Syndicate


Thus it is only logical for 'The Syndicate' to issue an album of their own with the title File under Zawinul comprised of six works by the master, played in his unmistakable style but in the same time in independent interpretation that reflects the characters of the musicians.

The SYNDICATE (former the Zawinul Syndicate)
5 of the musicians performing in the band are playing on the CD "Joe Zawinul 75" that just won the World Grammy for best Jazz CD!! All the musicians except two, have been playing with Mr. Zawinul, some for more than 10 years!

It was Zawinuls wish that the band would go on, and thanks to the musicians and Joe Zawinuls manager for the past 20 years, Mrs. Risa Zincke, his music is kept alive LIVE!

This is The Zawinul project; but they all have own bands and also perform with such variety of names as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Cheb Khaled, Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, Karim Ziad, Manu Dibango, Wayne Shorter- the list could go on and on...

In other words, you will be able to experience major musical capacities, all together adding their personal spices, to create a unique and magic concert!

Long live the eternal music of Mr. Joe Zawinul!


Emille Parisien or Andrej Prosorov - alto., soprano sax
Amit Chatterjee or Munir Hossn - guitar
Alioune Wade - bass, vocal
Jorge Bezerra - percussion, vocal
Jon Crancamp or Walter Sitz - drums
Thierry Eliez or Pietro de Girolamo - keyboards


March - August 2015





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File Under Zawinul


"File Under Zawinul" "File Under Zawinul"
17 Dec 2011
..The Syndicate announces new release titled "File Under Zawinul".... [...]



  • the 45 minutes of the album are passing on the fly and finishing with the most beautiful, melancholic ballad "Ballad for Two Musicians", which adds the crown to this birthday highlight!

    - Kulturterrorismus
  • the songs keep their great appeal, no matter how often you listen to them

    - Kulturterrorismus