Battle of the Big Bands: CUJO vs ICBB @ Jazz@John's, Cambridge [18 May]

Battle of the Big Bands: CUJO vs ICBB

20:45 - 23:55

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Fisher Building, St. John's College, CB2 1TP Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The final and biggest student jazz event of the academic year! Cambridge and London battle it out in an evening of swing and blues – remember to bring your best dancing shoes!

Doors 8:45 PM
St John's College Fisher Building
£8 general public / £6 students available at the door
(all major cards accepted)
Limited £6 Early Bird tickets available at:

Our bar prices will as always be very reasonable, with a variety of beers, ales, cocktails, spirits and soft drinks on offer. Free snacks will be available!

CUJO is Cambridge University's 20-strong premiere jazz ensemble and features the cream of Cambridge's thriving student jazz scene.

In the past they have worked with jazz legends such as Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw, Laurence Cottle, Mark Armstrong, Dennis Rollins, Steve Waterman, Gareth Lockrane, Stan Sulzmann and Soweto Kinch. This year has seen the band collaborate with the London based composer and saxophonist Trish Clowes at the Cambridge Jazz Festival, as well as performing a special one-off concert directed by the BBC Big Band conductor Barry Forgie. Recent years have also seen the band tour Berlin, Budapest, Prague and Istanbul, and record a CD in Bordeaux in 2014.

Expect fireworks from a set packed with big band jazz of the highest quality, including a wide variety of styles from classic swing to funk grooves to sophisticated modern jazz, as well as arrangements and compositions by CUJO members past and present.


The official big band of Imperial College London, IC Big Band regularly performs top quality jazz in and around the capital. The platinum award-winning band consists of current university students at Imperial College London, and has gained an excellent reputation that grows year on year. In addition to working with professional musicians on a regular basis, the band also tours annually, most recently enjoying a multi-city UK tour in 2016, and a week-long stay in Krakow in 2017.
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