Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra
Genre: Swing American song book and more.
Description: 18 piece Big Band with or without vocalist
Availability: Concerts, Festivals, Clubs, Dances, Weddings Corporate Functions.
SMJO big band brings together some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians under the
leadership of saxophonist Edward Leaker.
The band’s repertoire consists of big band favourites as played by the likes of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Buddy Rich, Sammy Nestico and Glenn Miller as well as modern pop arrangements and latin jazz for dancing. Since the band formed in 2010 the audience response has been staggering with a string of sell out concerts to their name.
The musicians’ collective experience is truly exceptional. Between them they have performed for some of the top musical groups in the country including: Piccadilly Dance Orchestra, Strictly Come Dancing Live Band, National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO), Rat Pack National Touring Shows, BBC Big Band, RPO, LSO, Syd Lawrence Orchestra and literally hundreds of smaller bands. SMJO are now officially supported by YAMAHA UK and are very happy to be using their DXR and DXS sound systems.