The JazzSmart Big Band (JSBB)

JazzSmart Big Band

JazzSmart Big Band

Rehearsals take place at New Forest Arts Centre, New Milton, Hampshire, 7.45pm-9.45pm Monday evenings during term times. Feel free to pop in and say hi, there is no audition process. There is also a cafe for drinks and calorific treats in our break.

The band will be open to ages 12 to 80+ with a minimum sight-reading ability of grade 5 standard (you don’t need to have taken the exam…)

JSBB is led by James Rawlinson with assistance by Andrew Blee and covers a range of classic and new Big Band repertoire with a view to performing in informal local concerts and gigs. If you would like to be involved in a professionally run Big Band with a view to improving your ensemble skills and musical experience, this is the band for you!


Rehearsals are charged at £10 per rehearsal (if paying termly in advance) or £12.50 drop in weekly rate.

Big Band Seating plan

Rehearsal Dates are as follows…

January to March 2020 (12 weeks) Mondays at 7:45pm – 9:45pm:

January 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
February 3rd, 10th, 24th
March 2nd, 9th, 16th

PLEASE NOTE: Until further notice, all JSBB rehearsals are suspended.

If you have any questions or want to register your interest, email

JazzSmart Big Band