From cool jazz combos to the power of the big band

English Jazz Orchstra's repertoire spans a full range of classic, contemporary and world jazz styles.

Our flagship professional-level English Jazz Orchestra specialises in the iconic band, vocals and strings sounds of Nelson Riddle, the Count Basie Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald and more.  Our workshop swing bands and combos in North London and Oldham, Greater Manchester, play classic arrangements from the Golden Age of Swing including the music of Glen Miller, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw and standards from the Great American Songbook. We teach small-group, jazz combo playing and singing.

An ENJO English Jazz Orchestra ensemble backs the fabulous Iris Ederer with 'How High the Moon' at the Great British Boogie Gala Night at Enfield's Dugdale Theatre on 18 October 2014'.

 

Impro from Tim Cox (trombone) and Wayne Martin (flugelhorn).

 

Video: Mohsin Meghji.

ENJO Jazz Orchestra performs a Ted Heath arrangement of the George Shearing jazz standard, 'Lullaby of Birdland'.

 

This is a live recording from October 2012.  The mellow piano solo is played by the energetic and inventive Mr Tom Mann.

 

Photos: Tom Boorman

ENJO Jazz Orchestra plays 'Splanky', a Count Basie/Neal Hefti chart, live in concert at Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar, from February 2014.

 

Tenor sax solo is by Andy Liddell with Simon Vasey on drums and Martyn Stogden at the piano.

 

Photos: Tom Boorman

ENJO Jazz Orchestra plays 'Blue Moon', sung by guest vocalist, Osi Mann, completely unrehearsed and recorded live in concert at Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar, February 2014.

 

Blues trumpet solo is by the incredible  Wayne Martin.

 

Photos: Tom Boorman

ENJO Jazz Orchestra plays Glenn Miller's arrangement of 'Tuxedo Junction', with trumpet solo from Wayne Martin.

 

Recorded live in concert at Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar, February 2014.

ENJO Jazz Orchestra plays 'The Very Thought of You' (Ella Fitzgerald's arrangement).

 

Osi Mann provides the vocals and Wayne Martin plays the trumpet solo.

 

Recorded live in concert at Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar, February 2014.

ENJO Jazz Orchestra plays 'Minnie the Moocher' (Cab Calloway's arrangement)

 

Andy Harris provides the vocals and David Stoneham plays the blues trumpet backings.

 

Recorded live in concert at Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar, February 2014.

ENJO Jazz Orchestra plays 'I've Got You Under My Skin' (Cole Porter).

 

Tony Moritz provides the vocals and Roy Young plays the screaming trombone solo in the bridge.

 

Recorded live in concert at Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar, February 2014.

 

Photos: Tom Boorman

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