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Charity Family Christmas Concert

Saturday 30 November – 3 pm to 5 pm – Brixton Hill Methodist Churchtickets

What a lovely – and lively – way to kick off the festive season, at this family concert with South London Jazz Orchestra. Join us for an afternoon of Christmas classics, plus other big band favourites – and kids are welcome to sing, dance, and generally be children throughout!

About Us

South London Jazz Orchestra is a diverse group of talented musicians. Our aim is to share our love of Big Band jazz with the community, help raise money for charity, and have as much fun as possible while doing so. 

SLJO was set up in 2000 by Paul Millington and Bob Bridges, our conductor until 2018, and operates as part of South London Community Music, alongside concert band South London Symphonic Winds and choir London Sings!

We are based in Brixton and play over thirty gigs a year all around London and further afield.

You will find us at the London Marathon and up on the bandstands in three Royal Parks – Hyde Park, Regents Park, Greenwich Park – as well as local favourite Ruskin Park. We love a good party. SLJO regularly plays the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Brighton Fringe Festival, and Wandsworth Arts Fringe. We’ve entertained both beer festivals and neighbourhood fetes.

We also like a road trip and in 2018 are going on tour to Bath to help Bath Community Big Band celebrate its 18th birthday. In past years, we have toured Europe, going to Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.

SLJO also performs at private functions such as weddings, birthday parties and award ceremonies. An SLJO ensemble is tailored to the event and size of the venue. Our “mini-SLJO” series of smaller ensembles has been a hit in pubs and jazz clubs around London. Recent appearances have been at Hideaway in Streatham, Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club in Kennington, Ivy House pub in Nunhead, White Hart in Crystal Palace and Old Brewery in Greenwich.

If you’d like to book us for an event, please complete our online form or send us an email at