About Glevum Big Band

A Gloucestershire big band playing jazz, swing, latin and dance music. 

We are a friendly band who perform the fantastic music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Antonio Jobim etc.


The band is going from  strength to strength under the leadership of our Musical Director Tony Sheppard. We attract some high calibre musicians, singers and soloists and are proud to put on a good show.

Available for concerts, private parties, dances and functions. 

A full village hall was treated to the Big Band sound, and a great pleasure it was too!


Lovely smooth tones from the trombones, and that Big Band characteristic sound from the saxophone section...the concert raised over £1,000 for the building fund.

What a fantastic concert today. 

Thank you guys!

Thanks to Glevum Big Band who played a wonderful selection of swing/jazz, very much enjoyed by all.

We only charge a reduced fee - and sometimes no fee - for small charities

Many thanks to the Glevum Big Band for a memorable night of jazz and swing in aid of the Mayor's charities and Acorns Children's Hospice.  The audience was very appreciative and packed to capacity.

We love to play concerts for charities and good causes in Gloucestershire. Hiring a five piece band for an evening for a wedding or corporate event can cost around £1,000. Hiring a big band of 18 musicians could easily cost much more. We appreciate that this is out of the reach of many people and most small charities.  As an amateur band we typically ask for around £350 for private gigs and parties, depending on location. But if you are a local charity we may be able to play for a token amount to cover our costs or even for free on some occasions, as we like to support our local community.  Get in touch and we will see what we can do. If you can recruit an audience we can bring the big band sound. 

The current band line-up is typically:

  • Male and female vocalists

  • 4 x trumpets

  • 4 x saxophones

  • 4 x trombones

  • Piano, guitar, bass and drums

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