A welcoming non-auditioned big band which plays a variety of Jazz, Funk, Swing and Blues music.

A welcoming non-auditioned big band that gets together on Wednesday Night to play a variety of Jazz, Funk, Swing and Blues music. We usually have 30-40 members each year, and quite a new band that is improving year by year whilst having fun playing music together. We have regular socials such as pub crawls, balls, and even cheese and wine nights. The biggest event on the social calendar is our annual tour during Easter Holiday, with the Southampton University Concert Band, to an exotic European destination, where we perform and explore new places. Find us during freshers week in the fresher's fair or come join us on Wednesday's for our weekly rehearsals.

We rehearse on Wednesday nights in the Plant Pot (SUSU, building 42) 7:30-9:30pm. Feel free to just turn up at a rehearsal to see what we're like. 

We play standard big band music so usually we have the following instruments/parts:

Rhythm Section: Guitar, Bass (bass guitar or double bass), Piano/keys, Drum kit and percussion. We have a drum kit, keyboard and amps so you don't need to bring these yourself. As we are non-auditioned we have the rhythm section members take it in turns so everyone gets to play.

Horn section: Trumpets, Trombones, Alto Saxes, Tenor Saxes and Bari Saxes (but if you play another wind instrument you're welcome to join in and we'll find you a part!) 

Find out more on our website: jazzband.susu.org, or alternatively email us at sujazzband1@gmail.com or find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Jazz Band this year are:

Fiona Sunderland
Band Manager
Aidan Keaney
Communications Secretary
Kenneth Leung
Oliver Hilton
Ordinary Member
Peter Strong
Ordinary Member
Joel Blakey
Luke Sterry
Courtenay Bolt
Social Secretary
Ruchintha Perera
Social Secretary
Callum Barton
Tour and Fundraising Secretary
Rowan Thomas
Courtenay Bolt
Joshua Hill
Web Secretary

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Membership Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Jazz Band, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

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NameCostValid PeriodDetails
2022/23 Year Membership£25.0003/10/2022 - 30/06/2023Yearly membership for access to all of the activities including rehearsals, concerts and socials. This includes the jam sessions. Membership fees go towards equipment, booking concert venues and sheet music.
2022/23 Jam Session Membership Only£10.0009/10/2022 - 30/06/2023This membership is for musicians that want to take part in our weekend jam session but not our full 'Big Band' rehearsals (usually on Wednesday). This includes taking part in any performances specifically put on for the jam groups and any jam group sets in the main jazz band gigs, but to take part in full Jazz Band performances you will need to purchase the full membership. You will also be able to join socials and if you wish our annual tour. Membership fees go towards equipment, booking concert venues and sheet music.


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