The Toolbox Orchestra is an exotic one-in-a-million-band, even for their notorious adopted home town Berlin: They are an all-female band and originally started out on instruments straight from the workshop like singing saw and washtub bass. Completed by banjo, guitar, trumpet and clarinet they weave an earthy and unique sound very close to the roots of the music they chose as their playground: the music of the 20’s and early 30’s.
They are not only playing, they are happening. And they did so in concert with international Jazz star-singer Meschiya Lake, on various Swing Dance Festivals in Germany and beyond and at the Berlin Short film festival Interfilm 2020.
Johannes Böhmer – trumpet
Bastian Duncker – clarinet, saxophone
Johannes Lauer – trombone
Katharina von Fintel – banjo, vocals
Nikolai Scharnofske – sousaphone