South London Jazz Orchestra is a community big band that is open to musicians who want to play swing and jazz, with a splash of latin, funk and blues. With more than 100 members on the books, it is Britain’s biggest regularly performing jazz orchestra.


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SLJO is committed to playing for local community events, but it has also wowed audiences in Belgium and Guernsey, not to mention several sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe.

The band welcomes players of around ABRSM Grade 5 level and above, but formal qualifications are not necessary – the main entry requirement is unbounded enthusiasm!