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Midsummer Madness for International Music Day

Wednesday, June 21 – 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Crown & Anchor pub 246 Brixton Road, SW9 6AQ

SLJO are back at our favourite local pub to celebrate International Music Day, falling on the longest day of the year to make the music last.

Come join us for a pint and some great free music.

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 newsletters – Summer 2017 and  SpringSummerAutumn and Winter 2016 – and sign up on the right to receive future newsletters by email.