South Coast Jazz Big Band

Chris Coull appears again on our roster, this time with his big band. Smaller than a traditional big band, this is a good option if the budget or space won't stretch to the full 18, whilst the sound is still 'big'.


Performance times: Negotiable.

Led by Chris Coull, an arranger and jazz composer based in Hove, East Sussex. His big band is a suavely arranged combination that brings all the sounds of a large scale big band into a compact 8 piece jazz ensemble. The band play a wide variety of big band classics such as “Lady Is A Tramp” “Let There Be Love” “In The Mood” to name just a few. With over 150 arrangements their repertoire is suitable for everything from dancing, to background dinner sets and everything in between.

Chris is a trumpeter and pianist as well as being a band leader for 15 years. The importance of professionalism, timeliness, dress codes and flexibility are as important to him as musically adept bandsmanship that can just as easily enthrall and excite as it can blend into the backdrop of any high society function.

The band is available at its full size or with various smaller combinations depending on the client needs.

During his career The Chris Coull Big Band have played for Bill Clinton, Prince Charles, Lord Mandleson, Crowne Prince Haakon, to name a few of the band’s more well-known clients. They have toured all over the world including events as far afield as Qatar, Dubai, Kuwait, Thailand and individually their members are regulars at UK summer venues such as “Appleby Jazz” and “Love Supreme Jazz Festival”




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Got an enquiry, or want to book this band? Call today.

If you have any questions or wish to make an enquiry about booking this jazz band to play at a wedding reception, party, corporate event, jazz festival, or if you are planning to hire experienced jazz musicians to play live at your special occasion visit our enquiries page – don’t worry, a quote is completely non-binding, and we’ll be happy to talk you through the process.