25th Anniversary Season at the Vortex:

Sunday 9 October at 3:30:The LJO is joined by the Guildhall Jazz Band, one of Europe's top student orchestras, for a feast of modern big band jazz including music by Henry Lowther, Scott Stroman, Stan Sulzmann, Stuart Hall, Kenny Wheeler, Iain Ballamy and Thad Jones.

Reviews of the LJO...

...on the Saberton Album, the band's new CD release on Babel Label:

"This album is at its best when the London Jazz Orchestra unpick the majesty of Saberton’s written music. It was written for these players, and theirs is the sound which Saberton held in his mind."....

...in Kenny Wheeler's Windmill Tilter at Wavendon:

"probably British jazz gig of the year"....

"From the first notes, the band presented a spine-tingling version of Windmill Tilter which even to those very familiar with this suite was hugely gratifying..."   

...on the LJO's Gil Evans centenary performance of Miles Ahead:   "...This concert will affect how I listen to orchestral music for the rest of my life."


The London Jazz Orchestra

Director            Scott Stroman     Manager   Noel Langley

Saxes/Winds        Martin Speake    Martin Hathaway    Pete Hurt  

                       Josephine Davies    Mick Foster 

Trumpets        Noel Langley    Henry Lowther    Robbie Robson    Steve Jones

Trombones        Trevor Mires    Patrick Hayes   Tom Dunnett   

Bass Trombone  Richard Henry

Piano               Alcyona Mick         Guitar   Stuart Hall  

Bass                Alec Dankworth     Drums   Paul Clarvis