“Combining elements of more traditional big band with more modern tracks and electronics, the Colchester based Electro Jazz Orchestra are bringing the concept of the 'Big Band' into the 21st Century, using ideas normally found in the pop world.”
The band formed in 2022, when Keith (conductor), Natalie (vocals) and Simon (drums) got talking about big bands.
As well as the traditional band, for arrangements that need more, technology is used to provide anything from strings to percussion (and even a lion roar in one arrangement - see
if you can spot that!) in a seamless mix of warm air and something called Ableton Live. This allows the band to manage all sorts of tracks, from all sorts of eras, all while maintaining a sounds and feel which suits all ages, and all ears.