OUT OF THE BLUE BIG BAND

We are Out Of The Blue, an 18-piece Jazz Big Band with a great female vocalist and are based in Birmingham, UK. Under the musical directorship of Jo James, our repertoire is drawn from the classic swing and Big Band arrangements of the Basie and Ellington era as well as latin, blues, soul, pop and even rock n’roll. We play a mix of music that crosses all genres and ages - there is something for everybody to enjoy!

NEWS BEATS

Recent Gigs

 

November 19, 2022

What fantastic hospitality we received at Feckenham Hall where we played two really good sets including several new numbers to one of the most appreciative audiences we have ever had. The band got a great reception, but there was an even bigger one for Jan Harris.

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September 11, 2022

Another great gig back at Moor Green Allotments. The weather was good and still warm, excellent beer and food available and a brilliant venue. We played two sets to an appreciative audience and again Jan Harris was the star of the show. 

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June 12, 2022

Great weather and a brilliant gig playing outside at Hollywood Social Club in aid of Alzheimer's Society. A highly appreciative audience appeared to really enjoy our two sets. 

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April 30, 2022

Back at Thimblemill Library after more than a two-year wait. Thanks to a large, friendly and typically generous Thimblemill audience. We didn't let ourselves down and played two great sets featuring the sublime, silky vocals of Jan Harris, and raised money for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

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OOTB at Himley Hall and Park

OOTB at Halesowen Cricket Club

OOTB at Thimblemill Library

OOTB at Thimblemill Library

OOTB at Thimblemill Library

OOTB at Thimblemill Library

OOTB at Thimblemill Library

OOTB at Halesowen Cricket Club

OOTB at LAYCA Centre

OOTB at Thimblemill Library

OOTB at LAYCA Centre

 

BAND LINE-UP

Musical Director
Jo James

Saxophones

1st Alto Sax - Martin Leeson
2nd Alto Sax - Linda Cullen
1st Tenor Sax - Dave Badger
2nd Tenor Sax - Noel Warr
Baritone Sax - Phil Murray

Trombones

1st Trombone - Lewis Robertson
2nd Trombone - Matthew Powell
3rd Trombone - Michael Lacoult
Bass Trombone - Colin Howard

 

Trumpets

1st Trumpet - Nick Frost
2nd Trumpet - John Sheard
3rd Trumpet - TBA
4th Trumpet - Gill Kelly

Rhythm Section

Keyboards - Rebecca Bazlov
Bass - Bob (Fred) Walker
Drums - Alex Robertson
Guitar - Neil Bevan

Vocalist

Jan Harris

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MUSIC

 

VIDEOS

 
 
FUTURE GIGS
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CONTACT

Want to learn more about Out Of The Blue Big Band, their music, gigs and how to book them? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Jo James, Musical Director

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