About The Northern Jazz Orchestra
The Northern Jazz Orchestra was formed in 1989 by drummer and musical director Paul Rigby.
Working to develop their own unique sound, they combine the best of big band standards with more contemporary jazz using the top young musicians in the north.
Playing the music of Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Count Basie, Stan Kenton and Harry Connick Jr. the band has appeared with such guest stars as Bobby Shew, Mark Nightingale, Kenny Baker, Jiggs Wigham, Elaine Delmar, Al Woods and Jeff Hooper.
The NJO management provides live Artistes available for private and other functions varying from duo to 8 piece function bands.
THE VERY BEST OF THE BIG BAND JAZZ SWING & FUNK INCLUDING TRIBUTE CONCERTS ' Glenn Miller & The Big Bands,' 'Sinatra & the Legends of Swing'
"You were brilliant and very much appreciated by the audiences here in Grimsby, who especially appreciated how talented your orchestra were." - Lynne Conlon (Arts Development Officer) Grimsby International Jazz Festival.
"Paul, who leads this superb big band is a musician first and a drummer second, though that may not be doing justice to the fact that he is one of UK's top drummers."-Fred Shawcross, Jazz Correspondant, Lancashire Evening Telegraph.
"It was an honour to sing with this great band" - Clare Teal.
"The NJO certainly know their stuff, from Stan Kenton and Count Basie to lilting rhythms of jazz funk, they perform all with the ease of consummate professionals" - Gillian Gray, Lancashire Evening Telegraph.
"The 8 man brass team roared through the piece with an attack rarely heard in British Bands..." - Stan Woolley, The Stage.
Manager - Alan Rigby
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