ABOUT

Set up in March 2008, Churchill Jazz Band has quickly become one of Cambridge's premier Big Bands, and a firm favourite with society and college events looking for high quality music AND value for money. Having performed at many balls, society dinners, garden parties and jazz nights, the band is experienced in making everything run smoothly and ensuring that your guests have a fantastic time.

We draw on some of the most talented players from across Cambridge University who come from various subjects and backgrounds but all share a passion for jazz!

Our repertoire is varied, ranging from big band classics, through all genres of jazz, to funk, soul and pop. We can also try to accommodate requests with enough notice!


Vocals Fenja Akinde-Hummel
Alto Sax George Speck
Laura Dunkling
Tenor Sax Jamie Edgerton
Lewis Brierly
Baritone Sax Alex Bostock
Trombone Adam Waterson
Ewan Day-Collins
Stephen Parkinson
Max Wilkinson
Trumpet Ed Liebrecht
Gabriel Bliard
Simon Stephenson
Russell Main
Piano Aled Vaghela
Bass Fred Smith
Guitar Joe Westwood
Drums Karl Schwonik

"Highlight of the night for me at Peterhouse May Ball: talented musicians of Churchill Jazz Band"

Bridget Kendall - Master, Peterhouse College - Jun 2017

"The guests absolutely loved your performance!"

Martha Stokes - Christ's May Ball 2014

"Thanks so much again for last night, you were all really fantastic ... and everyone had a really great time."

Frankie Cherry - Pembroke College Ents - Nov 2013

"Polished delivery ... a confident, tight and enjoyable performance"

Joban Thomas - Varsity review of Wolfson Hall Gig - February 2011

Thank you so much for your performance at the CUJS Ball! The guests absolutely loved it- the reception music set a perfect atmosphere to complement the champagne and the venue, and the dinner music was enjoyed by all - especially James' lyrics!

Lauren Davidson - President - CUJS Ball 2010

I just wanted to let you know that one of the sponsors who attended the Ball was very, very impressed with Churchill Jazz, to the point where she would personally recommend it to anyone seeking such a band. It was the highlight for her and I suspect many others too, so please pass on the message to the rest of the band, and thanks for putting on a great performance!

Bavin Shah - Sponsorship Officer - Churchill Springball 2010

A slick set from Churchill Jazz Band in the beautiful College Chapel gave the evening a touch of class.

Varsity - review of Kings Affair 2008