Oxford University Jazz Orchestra

The Oxford University Jazz Orchestra is the university’s premier big band, bringing twenty of the university’s best jazz musicians together into one ensemble to perform modern, demanding, exciting big band jazz to the highest level of musical excellence.

We play regularly around Oxford so keep up to date with where you can find us here!


World on a String

We’re delighted to announce ‘World on a String’ — our concert at the Sheldonian on Monday of 8th week! We’re collaborating with the wonderful Oxford University Orchestra’s strings to bring you an evening of jazz, from classic Sinatra and Fitzgerald numbers to pieces written and arranged..

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OUJO at Freud: Roaring 20s

We’re bringing our residency at FREVD into the new decade with a ‘Roaring 20s’ theme! Get glammed up and ready to dance the night away to some classic swing numbers – OUJO’s outstanding reputation and plenty of drinks guarantee this to be a very special evening.


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Jazz-off 2020: Durham vs. Oxford, 7th February


We’re very excited to announce this year’s DURHAM vs OXFORD varsity big band event, Durham University Big Band will be coming down on 7th Feb! You can find tickets here, it’s coming up fast so make sure to get them before they go!! Thanks to Music and..

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‘The Floating Boy’


13th June (Thursday Week 8) 8pm
Magdalen College, Grove Auditorium
Students £7/General Admission £10

Commissioned by Oxford University Jazz Orchestra and the Oxford Gargoyles, ‘The Floating Boy’ is a thrilling and moving..

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Jazz-off 2019: OUJO x DUBB – 8th February

On Friday 8th February, we’re absolutely delighted to welcome the Durham University Big Band to the Magdalen College Grove Auditorium for the annual OUJO x DUBB jazz-off. Come and hear two of the UK’s best student bands play a huge range of big band rep, from classic swing to hip-hop,..

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On the 27th November, Oxford University Jazz Orchestra and Freud present the first instalment of SYNCOPATION, OUJO’s residency at Freud for 2018-19. Come and enjoy the very best of big band jazz, including everything from Count Basie and Glenn Miller swingers, Sinatra crooners, Gillespie bebop,..

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Varsity Concert: OUJO vs DUBB: Tickets on sale now

7.30pm 2nd Feb 2018 T.S.Eliot Theatre

Once again we’ve invited our friends from Durham University to come down south and play with us for an inaugural joint concert as the two Big Bands go head to head. This is not one to be missed!

Tickets on sale now through the link above

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A Love Supreme – OUJO ft. Mark Armstrong at the Sheldonian Theatre


A Love Supreme – John Coltrane’s masterpiece arranged for jazz orchestra by the virtuosic Wynton Marsalis, performed on the 16th of February by OUJO, the Oxford University Jazz Orchestra.

Mark Armstrong, leading UK jazz trumpeter and Artistic Director..

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Varsity Concert: OUJO vs CUJO (TICKETS NOW LIVE)

17th November (Friday of 6th week) – 7.30pm tickets: £8 tickets (£5 for students)
It’s that time of year again: the eagerly-anticipated, annual Varsity Jazz Off with the mighty Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra (CUJO). Tickets are now live – click here to get yours now!


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Jazz Soc @ The Mad Hatter

7th November (Tuesday of 5th week) – 8.30pm
£3 entry for students – free for Jazz Soc members.

Debut gig for the new band members and first public outing of the academic year!


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