If you are interested in putting on a larger scale event then you may wish to consider a full eighteen piece jazz big band.

The New Forest Big Band

I have been playing with the New Forest Big Band since the late 1990’s, one of only two remaining members from that original line up. During 2018 the band underwent a major re-organisation in terms of how it is run and at that point I took over leadership of the band..

The New Forest Big Band – June 2018

The band has the following line up:

  • Five saxophones
  • Four trumpets
  • Four trombones
  • Piano, guitar, bass and drums
  • Female vocalist (Angela Jackson)

We are flexible and versatile and have a diverse range of material in our library. We are able to support your needs whether it be for a ‘traditional’ big band concert, public entertainment at an event or festival, live music for ballroom dancing, or ‘disco’ type dance music for a function. Please contact me to discuss your needs further.

Clearly the engagement of eighteen musicians is going to be considerably more expensive than a small band but you can’t beat the sound of a full big band if you want your event to be extra special! We are also able to offer concessions on our normal commercial rates for charitable or community events.