SJO Big Band

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About SJO Big Band

The SJO Big Band (Surrey Jazz Orchestra) is renowned for the fantastic music that it creates and the passion and excitement that those that hear it gain – getting those toes tapping and bringing light into the lives of the audience. A real bunch of clever guys and gals!

The SJO Big Band play a range of music and tunes from people that you will have heard of like Count Basie and Duke Ellington as well as some of the more modern swing stars.

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SJO Big Band -- Celebrates 50th Birthday and Supports CherryTrees

On Tuesday 25th June the SJO Big Band ( also known as the Surrey Jazz Orchestra) will be celebrating it's 50th Anniversary with a fantastic concert of big band tunes from such stalwarts as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Gene Krupa and other historic greats as well as tunes and arrangements from the modern era and local musicians.

This Concert will also provide support for the charity CherryTrees that provides home-from-home specialist short breaks for children and young adults aged 0-19 with a range of complex disabilities.

The SJO Big Band has been entertaining audiences of all age ranges over the last 50 years from a mix of bases including Ripley, Addlestone Woking and for the last 10 years from the Jacobs Well Village Hall.

This evening of live music is great for all of the family and enable everybody to enjoy some amazing swinging tunes!

Details are:

When:Tuesday 25th June, 8pm

Where: Jacobs Well Village Hall, GU4 7PD

How Much: £7.50

There will even be cake!

For more information call Pete Deane on 07770 882855 or email peter.deane@ntlworld.com
When
25 Jun 2019 at 8:00pm
until 25 Jun 2019 at 10:30pm
Where
The Village Hall
Jacob Wells
Jacob Well
GU4 7PD

SJO Singer Celebrates 80th Birthday!

Steve Bailey --the crooner who has fronted the SJO Big Band (Surrey Jazz Orchestra ) for well over 40 years celebrates his 80th birthday this month - and he still performs with great energy and dynamism!

On Tuesday 26th March he will again be entertaining a packed crowd at the Jacobs Well Village Hall with his mix of Frank Sinatra/Bobby Darrin etc style songs.

The SJO is Surrey's longest surviving big band, playing music of the big band era -- from Glenn Miller , Count Basie, Duke Ellington etc --this terrific band has been together for the best part of 50 years playing great swing and jazz tunes - that suits all ages.

The SJO Big Band holds concerts every last Tuesday of the month at the Jacobs Well Village Hall --and on 26th March the concert is in support of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation who exist to raise vital funds supporting front line conservation projects which help secure a future for wildlife in their natural habitat.

Support both Steve Bailey and this excellent charity by attending on March 26th. For more information contact Peter Deane -07770 882855 or peter.deane@ntlworld.com. or see the website www.surreyjazzorchestra.com.
When
26 Mar 2019 at 8:00pm
until 26 Mar 2019 at 10:30pm
Where
The Village Hall
Jacob Wells
Jacob Well
GU4 7PD

Amazing Singer Georgie Fellows sings with SJO Big Band

On Tuesday Feb 26th the SJO Big Band will be joined by amazing jazz vocalist Georgie Fellows at the Village Hall in Jacobs Well.

Daughter of actor Don Fellows Georgie brings songs to life with an explosive and energetic style.

Now in their 50th year of playing great big band tunes the SJO are delighted to have Georgie join them. Musical Director Pete Deane says --- " We have worked with many vocalists over the years - but Georgie brings great musical enthusiasm to everything that she does -- this is a night not to be missed "

As one commentator says:

"Georgie Fellows is as pleasing on the eye as she is on the ear. Her welcoming style and unique mellow tones lead you into an evening of nostalgic musical delight.”

The concert on February 26th is one of a series of concerts held on the last Tuesday of every month by the SJO --and more information can be found on www.surreyjazzorchestra.com or by calling Pete Deane 07770 882855 or email peter.deane@ntlworld.com
When
26 Feb 2019 at 8:00pm
until 26 Feb 2019 at 10:30pm
Where
The Village Hall
Jacob Wells
Jacob Well
GU4 7PD

SJO Big Band - Xmas Concert supporting Challengers Charity

Well it's Xmas -- we will be donning our party hearts and playing swing versions of your favourite Xmas Carols and songs.

Playing music in the idiom of Count Basie and others you can hear the likes of Silent Night etc .

We will also be featuring the fantastic vocals of Nate Rogers --xmas carols in the style of Buble etc

We are playing to support the Challengers disability charity --and hope that many of you will come and support this great cause. Tickets are available on the door £7.50

Further details are available on the website www.surreyjazzorchestra.com or call Pete Deane on 07770 882855 or email peter.deane@ntlworld.com
When
18 Dec 2018 at 8:00pm
until 18 Dec 2018 at 10:30pm
Where
The Village Hall
Jacob Wells
Jacob Well
GU4 7PD

SJO Big Band - Supporting the Children's Trust

The SJO Big Band will be playing a great range of swing and big band jazz tunes providing support for fundraising for the Children's Trust.

Featuring the Frank Sinatra/Bobby Darren type vocals from Steve Bailey we will be wowing the audience with a great range of tunes and songs!

The SJO Big Band will be celebrating it's 50th birthday in 2019 and there are many members of the band that have been part of this great musical experience for a significant part of this time - helping to make great music!

Tickets are available on the door for £7.50

Come along and enjoy the music. For more details visit the website www.surreyjazzorchestra.com or call Pete Deane on 07770 882855 or mail peter.deane@ntlworld.com
When
27 Nov 2018 at 8:00pm
until 27 Nov 2018 at 10:30pm
Where
The Village Hall
Jacob Wells
Jacob Well
GU4 7PD

Jazz in the Green -- Saturdaty Oct 27th

Ticket sales for Jazz in the Green on October 27thare going well – so if you are interested in listening to and seeing the SJOBig Band - an amazing swing/jazz band then you should call and order yourtickets now.

With a long pedigree of playing great music from the bigband era – both ancient and modern – and with Jeremy Lassen featuring vocalsfrom the likes of George Michael, Frank Sinatra as well as Buble and Manilow –not to mention a drummer once voted the European Jazz Drummer of the Year thisis a band not to be missed. Great live music in the heart of Englefield Green.

More information can be found on www.surreyjazzorchestra.com

Full details for this great gig are:

Jazz in The Green

Date: Saturday 27th October

Location: Social Hall – Harvest Rd, Englefield Green

Start Time: Doors open 7.30, music starts at 8.00 pm

Licensed Bar

Tickets are £10 each

Tickets can be obtained from Pete Deane – either by calling07770n 882855 or mailing peter.deane@ntlworld.com
When
27 Oct 2018 at 7:30pm
until 27 Oct 2018 at 10:30pm
Where
The Village Hall
Jacob Wells
Jacob Well
GU4 7PD

Great Live Music - Jacobs Well -- Big Band Concerts... real swing music! In aid of Shooting Star Chase Hospice!!

SJO Launches Charity Fundraising Initiative.

I am pleased to announce that on Tuesday October 30th that the SJO Big Band will be playing a concert in support of raising fund for the Shooting Star Chase children's hospice charity -- to help raise funds for that charity.

As part of this collaboration we will be both enlarging the audience for the SJO Big Band as well as raising a charitable contribution for Shooting Star.!

Date

Organisation

Website

October 30th

Shooting Star Chase

www.shootingstarchase.org.uk

November 27th

We are really excited about the extra dimension theseorganisation will bring to us here in Jacobs Well – and to being able to do onesmall thing to help them. We look forward to your continuing to support us andthese charities.

The SJO Big Band , October 2018

More information can be obtained from peter.deane@ntlworld.com /07770 882855 or rom the website www.surreyjazzorchestra.com
When
30 Oct 2018 at 8:00pm
until 30 Oct 2018 at 10:30pm
Where
The Village Hall
Jacobs Well
Jacobs Well
GU4 7PD

SJO Big Band Concerts

The SJO Big Band continues to play fantastic swing concerts at the Village Hall in Jacobs Well - and will feature vocals in the style of Frank Sinatra/Bobby Darren with veteran vocalist Steve Bailey.

Having played together for many years the SJO Big Band present a crisp style of swing/ big band music in the style of many of the well known bands such as Count Basie/Duke Ellington.

Every last Tuesday of the month the SJO entertain audiences at the Village Hall in Jacobs Well -- and give a brilliant opportunity for fans to listen to live music played by highly talented local musicians.

The next dates for the concerts are October 31st/ November 28th and December 19th.

Concerts start at 8pm and finish at 10.30.

More information can be found on the website www.surreyjazzorchestra.com or by connecting with the band leader Peter Deane at peter.deane@ntlworld.com or 07770 882855
When
31 Oct 2017 at 8:00pm
until 31 Oct 2017 at 10:30pm
Where
The Village Hall
Jacob Wells
Jacob Well
GU4 7PD

Autumn Series of Big Band/Swing Concerts -SJO Big Band, Under new Leadership

The SJO Big Band continues to delight audiences with it's monthly concerts at the Village Hall in Jacobs Well on the last Tuesday of every month.

On Tuesday Sept 26th the band embarks on its Autumn Series of concerts - playing favourites tunes in swing/big band style.

Following the retirement of Worplesdon music veteran Mike Wilcox, Pete Deane takes on the leadership of the band. Pete says " We will build on our previous successes -- we already have some new talent in the band --but continue to delight our followers with some of the tunes from the memorable Count Basie Duke Ellington era as well as some of the modern day greats.

The Autumn Series of Concerts are on Sept 26th, Oct 31st, Nov 28th and a Xmas special on December 19th when the band will play swing version of your favourite Xmas tunes.

Having built up a following playing in the Surrey area for many years the SJO Big Band welcomes new fans to come and listen to and enjoy their music.
When
26 Sep 2017 at 8:00pm
until 26 Sep 2017 at 10:30pm
Where
The Villag Hall
Jacob Wells
Jacob Well
GU4 7PD

The SJO Big Band - Mike Wilcox Retirement Gig

Mike Wilcox has lead the SJO Big Band for the last 20+ years.

On July 25th at Jacob Wells he passes on the baton and plays his saxophone for the last time with this great band.

This is a Concert NOT to be missed!!.

The SJO Big Band (Surrey Jazz Orchestra) is renowned for thefantastic music that it creates and the passion and excitement that those thathear it gain – getting those toes tapping and bringing light into the lives ofthe audience. A real bunch of clever guys and gals!

The SJO Big Band playa range of music and tunes from people that you will have heard of like CountBasie and Duke Ellington as well as some of the more modern swing stars.

And you can have the chance to hear it – every month here in the Jacob Well’s Village Hall. The SJOBig Band perform a Concert on the last Tuesday of EVERY month – starting at8pm, with a small cover charge –they even have a son of one of the villageplaying with them from time to time.

The Mie Wilcox Retirement gig is on Tuesday July 25th

This is your chance to hear some fantastic live music - andsupport the activities in the Hall.

For more information you can contact Peter Deane of the SJO BigBand on 07770 882855 or see more information on their website – www.surreyjazzorchestra.com
When
25 Jul 2017 at 8:00pm
until 25 Jul 2017 at 10:30pm
Where
Jacob Wells Village Hall