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!

Varsity Jazz-Off: OUJO vs. DUBB – 7th February 2020


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 2019


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 vs. DUBB – 8th February 2019

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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SYNCOPATION I – 7th November 2018

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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‘A Love Supreme’: OUJO ft. Mark Armstrong – 16th February 2018


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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Jazz-Off 2018: OUJO vs. DUBB – 2nd February 2018

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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Varsity Big Band 2017: OUJO x CUJO – 17th November 2017

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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OUJO x JazzSoc – 7th November 2017

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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