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The Stockholm Jazz Orchestra has played modern swinging big band jazz in the tradition for more than 30 years.

The band has toured Argentina, Uruguay, South Africa, USA, England, Switzerland, Ireland and Scandinavia and played festivals and clubs like the Village Vanguard (NYC), Ronnie Scott’s (London UK), Pori Jazz Festival (Finland), Copenhagen Jazz Festival (Denmark) among other venues. In the fall of 2011 the band opened the big cultural festival de Cervantino in Mexico. App. 10 000 people listened to the bands three concerts in Mexico.

In the summer of 2015 the band toured in South-Africa for the second time, playing “The Orbit” in Johannesburg, “The NYJF” in Grahamstown and at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town. Sold out places and very enthusiastic audiences made the concerts a thrill. The SJO also visited the township of Delfth to work with their youthbigband.

Fourteen CDs, one LP and a big number of radio shows in Sweden is also on the CV.

The guest list includes: Bob Mintzer, Bob Brookmeyer, Bob Florence, Jim McNeely, Mel Lewis, Hermeto Pasqual, Susana Rinaldi, Walter Rios, Juan-Jose Mosalini, Joe Lovano, Dick Oatts, Gary Smulyan, Pete King, Kenny Werner, Monica Zetterlund, Norma Winstone, Steve Gray, Jens Winther among others.

Some press voices:

“The SJO is a worldclass outfit “ Chris Mosey, All about Jazz.

“The SJO plays with a relaxed swinging authority, the internal balance is a marvel, the stunning power of the brass is matched by what must be one of the finest reed sections around.“ Ray Comiskey.

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