Next Performances

We have two outings in the week before Christmas to get you into the holiday spirit.sljo_xmas_poster-copy

Monday 19 December – Even if Southwark Tube station isn’t on your normal commute, you may want to make a detour the Monday before Christmas. SLJO, together with our South London Community Music sister groups South London Symphonic Winds and London Sings!, will be performing carols from about 5 pm to 7 pm.

Wednesday 21 December – Our traditional Christmas pub gig has moved to a new location. The Crown & Anchor is our favourite pub near our new rehearsal venue, and we will be filling it with big band tunes and some special jazzy holiday numbers. So come along, grab a beer or mulled cider, and enjoy the music. Admission is free. What’s more, freshly pressed CDs of our first ever live recording will be available for sale.  Crown & Anchor 246 Brixton Rd, London SW9 6AQ

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

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 2016 newsletters – SpringSummerAutumn and Winter – and sign up on the right to receive future newsletters by email.