About & Recordings
MOJO is a swinging, jazzing, funking 17-piece big band playing regularly across London. Our repertoire includes swing, latin and funk, ranging from traditional charts (Buddy Rich, Count Basie, Duke Ellington) through to the modern (Gordon Goodwin, Michel Camilo, NYJO, Tower of Power). Our gigs are family-friendly and bursting with energy. Formerly known as the Moderately Optimistic Jazz Orchestra ("MOJO").
We play at events and venues across London throughout the year. Please reach out if you'd like to hire us - we'd love to hear from you.
Our rehearsals are every Wednesday night in East London. We advertise vacancies here. If you would like to try out, contact us via social media or email. Even if we don't have a specific vacancy, we have a dep list for rehearsals and gigs - this is often how people end up joining us!
We post videos/photos from our live gigs on our social media (@mojobigbanduk on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter):
Check out our lockdown recordings:
Our next gig: Saturday 9 December 2023, 8pm at the Mildmay Club. Tickets are £5 and available to book on the Mildmay Club website.
In the past we have played at the Vortex Jazz Club; the Mildmay Club, The Ivy House; Mirth, Marvel and Maud; Fox & Firkin; The Salisbury Hotel; and other venues across London. Here are some of our more recent gig posters:
Below you can see a few of our favourite photos, but more videos/photos from our gigs live on our social media (mainly Facebook and Instagram):