Society Information

President: Louis Clayden
Rehearsal: Monday evening, Music Department Lecture Room
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Durham University Big Band is a fully-auditioned, student-run, nineteen-piece big band comprising the best jazz musicians in the university. We take pride in continuously reinventing what’s musically possible in the big band idiom. With a large repertoire ranging from traditional big band swing to hip hop, latin and funk, we are incredibly versatile in the types of venues and settings we are able to perform in. Our ambitious musical attitude has lead us to perform at multiple university and college events as well as internationally renowned jazz clubs including The Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho, Matt and Phred’s Jazz Club in Manchester, and many others across the country. We have won multiple awards at The Great North Big Band Competition over recent years and are proud to have worked with well known jazz professionals/educators including Mark Armstrong, Pete Churchill, and Ben Cotrell. Given the high standard of the band, we are lucky to be able to record a professional album or EP every year, which is released and helps give Durham University Big Band an international reputation.

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