About Us

SLJO is a spirited group of dedicated musicians from a variety of backgrounds, whose main aim is to promote Big Band jazz in the community, and to have as much fun as possible while doing so.

We play upwards of thirty gigs each year, and have performed at a wide range of events including the Dulwich and Sydenham Arts Festivals, the Ealing Jazz Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, London’s prestigious 100 Club, the Montreux and Stockholm Jazz Festivals, and at numerous bandstands across the capital.

The SLJO also performs at private events and functions such as weddings, award ceremonies, community events, private parties and at local pubs.

This year, we made our debut appearance at the Brighton Fringe Festival and our second at the Wandsworth Arts Fringe, in May, and we will be touring Belgium this August.

If you’d like to book us for an event, please complete our online form or send us an email at info@sljo.org.uk

If you are a regularly performing musician or a comeback player looking for a Big Band to join, let us know by completing our online membership form. You can also visit our rehearsals page to find out about our repertoire, rehearsal location, times and more.

We invite you to browse around the website to find out more about us. You can also read our Spring 2016Summer 2016  and Autumn 2016 newsletters and sign up on the right to receive all of our quarterly newsletters by email.