NoTango is saxophonist/composer Christina Fuchs’ quartet. It is one of the more unusual ensembles in the Cologne jazz scene. This band proves that innovative jazz can be delicate, humorous, and lyrical. Their combination of jazz, ethnic music and modern compositions fascinates from the first beat.

Our next and fourth album will be released in 2017 on the label WismArt!  www.verlag.wismart.de

The new album Eleven was developed over the last two years. While rehearsing the material it became clear, that the number 11 would play an particular role in this music. It comes up in different rhythmical variations throughout the compositions and is well-treated in the hands of Christoph Hillmann, one of he finest drummers in the german jazz scene.

The music of No Tango dances around and navigates through tricky rhythms and melodies, always distinctive without being pigeonholed in any single style.

No Tango is clearly a cohesive unit, in part because the same four musicians who started the group over 11 years ago continue today and toured together through Europe, Marocco and Australia.

Their unique, focused sound is enhanced by original compositions from Christina Fuchs and bassist Ulla Oster.

VIDEO live @ PENG Festival Essen 2017

next concerts: 26.4.18 Cologne 4.5.18 Dortmund  6.5.18 Luxembourg




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.




Soniq is a brand new project started by a group of musicians who believe that something new can truly happen, if you open up to other cultures and foreign concepts. The following concerts will be the first encounter featuring

Jarry Singla (p), Ramesh Shotham (perc), Christina Fuchs (cl, sax), Macieij Garbowski (kb, vc), Sanjeev Chimmalgi (voc)

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: www.artpipes.net 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