Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Dance Night at the BJC

The UQ BIG BAND presents Dance Night at the Brisbane Jazz Club  
Sunday 25 June 2017, 6-9pm. 

Young, tight and powerful, the band is now a musical force that will drive your soul and body with jazz classics and cutting-edge sounds & rhythms.

 Buy your tickets online here.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Brisbane Big Band Festival

The UQ BIG BAND will be appearing in the Brisbane Big Band Festival at 6:00pm on Sunday 22 May at the Brisbane Jazz Club, 1 Annie Street, Kangaroo Point.

Catch the band in top form after their USA tour in April and hear their amazing sound after workshops and concerts with Bob Mintzer, Gordon Goodwin, Vincent Gardner and Randy Brecker.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Pre-Flight Giglet - Saturday 2 April 2016

Catch the UQ BIG BAND in departure mode ... two days before their USA Tour.

Free Concert ... !!!

Alumni Court
The University of Queensland

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Charity Performance - Saturday 19 March 2016 POSTPONED ...

The Charity performance for Mèdecins sans Frontiéres 
planned for Saturday 19 March, at 
80 Boundary Road, Bardon


Check here for the future performance date.
UQ BIG BAND enquiries: 0400 743 128

USA Tour Fundraiser Gala Dinner - Tavernetta 7 Nov 2015

Great band, great music, great audience!
A BIG THANKS to all involved
for a hugely successful

Sunday, 30 August 2015

USA Fundraising Dinner Dance - Saturday 7 November

We're pulling out all the stops ... !

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Saturday, 29 August 2015

UQ BIG BAND at the Brisbane Jazz Club

Sunday 23 August 2015

See Geordie McGrath singing "I've got you under my skin" on Youtube.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Contact the UQ BIG BAND or phone 0400 743 128

John Morrison with the UQ BIG BAND

Wednesday 13 May 2015

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

UQ BIG BAND at the Globe

See and hear extracts from the UQ BIG BAND performance at the New Globe Theatre, 2 November 2014.
Watch "Failure in Wonderland" - Monika Roscher
Bjork, Radiohead feature performances
... coming soon.


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Bellingen Jazz Festival 2014

Watch the Memorial Hall performance on Youtube. Click here.


Saturday, 5 July 2014

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

UQ BIG BAND - 2014

Would you like to play with the UQ BIG BAND in 2014 ... ?

Let us know your instrument and we'll send you an audition time for Wednesday night 5 March and an audition score.


Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Pictures from The other side of MozART

Princess Theatre, Saturday 26 October 2013

See the Youtube Highlights here!

Thursday, 24 October 2013

The other side of MozART

7.30pm, Saturday 26 October 2013
Princess Theatre - 8 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba
Tickets $25 -
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is renowned as one of the most prolific and influential classical composers. But does this celebrated musical figure have any dark and dirty secrets? In an Australian first, the University of Queensland Big Band reveals The other side of mozART.
The music was composed and arranged by German composer Markus Geiselhart and involves jazz influenced reinterpretations of Mozart’s works. The UQ Big Band and a string quartet will perform the show joined by a narrator who will present a series of risqué letters that Mozart wrote to his cousin Maria Anna Thekla.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Celebration Sunday!!!

Book your seat at the Brisbane Jazz Club here.
Sunday 23 June, 6-9pm
Further enquiries 0400 743 128

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

UQ BIG BAND plays the Brisbane Big Band Festival

Catch the UQ BIG BAND at the Brisbane Big Band Festival this Sunday 5 May. We'll be playing from 6:00pm. It's all happening at the Brisbane Jazz Club.
Last year's performance with John Morrison was sensational, so don't miss this one!

Sunday, 24 March 2013

The UQ BIG BAND can play for you

See the 2013 UQ BIG BAND on YOUTUBE and watch some of their past outstanding performances.

For further information contact
UQ BIG BAND Coordinator Peter Freeman 
M 0400 743 128

Saturday, 9 February 2013

What's install for the UQ BIG BAND for 2013

The UQ BIG BAND's got BIG plans for 2013 ...
These are just a few of the gigs lined up already
  • Big Band Festival - Brisbane Jazz Club - 4 & 5 May
  • School of Music Concert - Thursday 9 May
  • Celebration Sunday - Brisbane Jazz Club - 23 June
  • UQ Open Day - August 2013
  • the other side of mozART - Princess Theatre - 26 October
If you'd like to audition for the UQ BIG BAND for 2013 send an email to or phone 0400 743 128. We need to know what instrument you play, your full name, phone number and a little about your musical background. Auditions will be held in the Nickson Room at the UQ School of Music on Wednesday evening 27 February. Audition scores for your instrument and the audition schedule will be available online very soon.
Check this site.

Jazzimations - October 2012

Princess Theatre
... breaking new ground
... playing new sounds
... and having a ball!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Coming up!!!

The UQ Big Band presents JAZZIMATION, a night of jazz and animation classics: from ‘Looney Tunes’ to ‘Family Guy’.

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At 7:30pm on Saturday 27 October, the UQ Big Band will mix the old with the new to perform a range of jazz classics and animation favourites. Under the direction of award winning trumpeter Clint Allen, the 30-piece big band will perform in front of the big screen in the historic Princess Theatre in Woolloongabba.

Repertoire includes classics such as Fascinating Rhythm, Taking A Chance on Love, Too Darn Hot and Travellin’ Blues. The band will also perform the theme music to a number of animation clips screened on the big screen. These include Batman, Spiderman, The Simpsons and Family Guy, along with What Planet is This? from the Cowboy Bebop anime series and Hunting Wabbits by Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band.

Join the UQ Big Band for this unique fusion of jazz and animation in the oldest theatre on mainland Australia. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Ticket price includes canapés and a complimentary drink. For tickets email 

Saturday 27 October
Princess theatre – 8 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba
Doors open 7:30pm for an 8pm start
Tickets $35 including canapés and a complimentary drink
Phone 0400 743 128 or email: for further details.

This will be a night to remember.
Moving pictures, Fabulous music and Fun times!

Monday, 30 July 2012

Catch the UQ BIG BAND at UQ Open Day

The UQ BIG BAND will be performing in the UQ Great Court at 11:45 am on Sunday 5 August for UQ Open Day.

This event is free, so come and check out Brisbane's hottest big band in the wonderful surroundings of the UQ Great Court and hear what all the talk is about.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Coming up ...

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Monday, 19 March 2012

Catch us at the Brisbane Jazz Club

UQ BIG BAND Sunday 13 May, 6:00 - 6:45pm ...

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Coming up for 2012

Brisbane City Council
Youth Week Concert
Salvation Army City Temple
167 Ann Street
Tuesday 17 April
12noon - 1pm

Brisbane Big Band Festival
Brisbane Jazz Club
1 Annie Street
Kangaroo Point
11 - 13 May
6:00 - 6:45pm

Celebration Sunday
Brisbane Jazz Club
1 Annie Street
Kangaroo Point
Sunday 24 June
6pm - 9pm

UQ Open Day
Great Court
Sunday 5 August
time TBC

Evening Concert
TBC - keep this date free
Friday 10 August

These are only some of the performances planned for the UQ BIG BAND for 2012. Check this website for updates soon.

If you'd like to book the UQ BIG BAND for your function contact
Peter Freeman on 0400 743 128
or email