The South London Jazz Orchestra (SLJO) is a diverse group of talented musicians. Our aim is to share our love of Big Band jazz with the community, help raise money for charity, and have as much fun as possible while doing so.
SLJO was set up in 2000 by Paul Millington and Bob Bridges, our conductor until 2018, and operates as part of South London Community Music, alongside concert band South London Symphonic Winds and choir London Sings!
We are based in Brixton and play over thirty gigs a year all around London and further afield.
You will find us at the London Marathon and up on the bandstands in three Royal Parks – Hyde Park, Regents Park, Greenwich Park – as well as local favourite Ruskin Park. We love a good party. SLJO regularly plays the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Brighton Fringe Festival, and Wandsworth Arts Fringe. We’ve entertained both beer festivals and neighbourhood fetes. In past years, we have toured Europe, going to Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.