Oxford University Music Society

The Musical Heart of Oxford

Oxford University Music Society

Jazz Bands and Wind Orchestras

Keble Little Big Band

Hosting an event that needs some smooth jazz? Want to listen to some great tunes played live by great musicians but can’t fit an entire big band in the room? Look no further, Keble Little Big Band is here to help – a stripped-down version of the acclaimed Keble Big Band, with the same amount of fun and frivolity. Our five-person combo of sax, trumpet, bass, keys and drums is guaranteed to get your toes tapping and your party swinging, with jazz classics to put a smile on your face all night long. To get in touch, drop an email to littlebigband@keblemusic.co.uk!


JazzSoc hosts weekly jam sessions on Tuesdays starting at 8.30pm, which usually kick off with performances by special guest musicians (see What’s On), and continue until the wee hours. These are open to both student and non-student alike, so get yourself there and don’t miss out!

Visit the JazzSoc website for more information.

The Donut Kings

The Donut Kings is one of Oxford’s most active and exciting big bands. A group of around 18 talented musicians from all over the university, they play everything from well-known swing classics to smooth Latin to hot funk! Self-styled ‘the brightest big band sound in Oxford’, The Donut Kings is available for balls, society drinks events, garden parties and much more. If you are interested in joining the band or hiring them for your event, please email donutkingsoxford@gmail.com.

Oxford University Symphonic Band

The Oxford Symphonic Band is one of Oxford’s largest non-auditioning wind bands and is entirely run by the students; their repertoire is predominantly classical and film music.

They aim to include all wind and brass players who wish to continue playing their instruments whilst at university, but without the pressure of a selective band structure, playing music that is neither too easy nor very difficult.

To contact the band for more information and current rehearsal times, visit their Facebook page.


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