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!


SYNCOPATION I – 7th November

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


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

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

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

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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