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The Greater Manchester Great Big Jazz Band

The GM Great Big Jazz Band is an opportunity for young musicians to play jazz in a friendly and supportive situation. Whether you are an experienced improviser, a novice or you just want to play cool music from notated music, this band will be great for you!


Directed by Richard Iles and supported by a team of expert tutors, young musicians will quickly learn a range of pieces in various jazz styles and put music together creatively to create the special sound of the GM Great Big Jazz Band!

This ensemble is by invitation only via your local GM Music Hub Music Service and is currently open to all woodwind, brass and rhythm section instruments.

If you have received an invitation letter, then please click on the following link to Book your membership for the GBJB