It is now August which means we are now basking in the warmth of mid-summer but don’t think the committee have been taking too much time off. For next year, we are sorting out a lot of new repertoire plus we have a couple of gigs in the pipeline already. Also, we are now under 2 months from auditions for next year’s band – watch this space for more details!
We are home at last having played 2 gigs at the fantastic Montreux Jazz Festival. Pictures and recordings to come soon!
We have our final recording in the series – Duke Ellington’s “Such Sweet Thunder” featuring Jonathan Shapiro as a soloist. Hope to see you tomorrow at Montreux Jazz Festival!
It is now only a week 9 days until our first performance at Montreux Jazz Festival! For this week’s recording we have John Klenner’s fantastic Just Friends with guest vocals from Francesca Lewis and a (brief) Flugelhorn solo from Jonathan Shapiro. We hope you enjoy and we might even see some of you in Switzerland!
This week’s recording is Cute, featuring Adam Skinner, our drummer, as well as our Bassist, Robin Breeze.
This week’s recording is a timeless classic, Glenn Miller’s Moonlight Serenade, featuring James Baros on Clarinet. As always you can find the rest of our recordings on the website.
We have new photos up in our gallery taken at performance at the bridge on 6th June. Have a look here to find out more!
Two members of the band sadly played their last gig with SUJO on Saturday since they are now graduating and cannot come with us to Montreux. Hopefully we will see them again soon and wish them all the best after university.
So tomorrow is our last gig before the Summer at the Bridge, supported by Penquin. In case you need convincing to come, this is SUJO’s great recording of Count Basie’s Hay Burner. Want to hear more? Make sure you are at The Bridge at 7.30pm on June 6th.