Our Conductor – Hugo Jennnings

Big news for the new year!

The South London Jazz Orchestra has a new conductor from 1st January – a huge welcome to Hugo Jennnings. Hugo is a renowned jazz and classical pianist, singer and conductor.  He’s performed regularly at jazz venues and concert halls, and is the founder and director of the Battersea Jazz Festival.  We’re hugely excited to welcome Hugo to SLJO.

Hugo takes over from James Keirle. James was SLJO’s musical director for five years until the end of 2023, when he headed off to Spain for the next stage of his musical adventures. We will miss James hugely and thank him for his immeasurable contribution over that time. Good luck James!