The Northern Swing Orchestra is a 16 piece Big Band and play a wide variety of music, varying from 1940s, the bluesy swing of Count Basie and his Orchestra, to modern up tempo funk and Latin music, as well as all the classic big band favourites.
Hire the Big Band for your Wedding, Function, Party, Birthday or Event in Yorkshire or throughout the UK
Music from many of the great band leaders features in our library which has over 1,000 numbers in it; Musicians such as Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich...to name just a few.
We play at a large variety of events including functions, shows, corporate events, charity balls, private parties and weddings, as well as putting on regular theatre performances. Please check our events page to view future public gigs or contact us to discuss a booking.
The band works with a number of different vocalists. Please advise us of any preference of singer when you book the band. Or why not have more than one! If any particular singer is not available we will offer you suitable alternatives.
After running the Jonathan Wyatt Big Band in East Anglia for 30 years, Jonathan relocated to Huddersfield and started the Northern Swing Orchestra Big Band which captures the sound of the big band era.
As a band leader Jonathan takes pride in the versatility of the band which has performed at a wide range of venues. As well as concerts, the band is often booked for dances offering the chance for people to foxtrot, quickstep and jive to the fantastic sound of a live big band.
Whether it is the nostalgia of the 1940's or the excitement of big band jazz, The Northern Swing Orchestra will always provide excellent entertainment.