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The John Ongom Big Band

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About The John Ongom Big Band

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JOBB is a 17-piece community group based in Leytonstone. Varied repertoire includes numbers by Basie, Mingus, Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, etc.

The John Ongom Big Band is a community band based in Leytonstone, made up of a mixture of professional and amateur musicians - 17 players in total. The band was founded over 10 years ago by tenor player John Ongom. We have a mixed repertoire: Basie, Ellington, Mingus, Buddy Rich, plus some that are a bit more recent, plus vocals: Sinatra, Ella, Rosemary Clooney, Shirley Bassey etc. We have a small pool of excellent singers who we work with, and always bring one or two of them along on gigs. We play at mostly local (i.e. Waltham Forest) pubs, and clubs, and for local festivals, and have also performed at weddings and other private functions.

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Actress/Singer (, 2 years ago

Singing with such an exceptional brass band feels like flying and having sex at the same time.

@joncrossley W, 2 years ago

Absolutely superb - thank you so much. Everyone loved it.

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