Welcome to 2021

2021 is here at last and hopefully the beginning of a return to a more normal way of life. We didn't give up in 2020 and even though Merimbula Jazz Festival has been postponed again until 2022 things are looking up! Wer're certainly hoping some of the local events will go agead again later this year.

So why not join a band?

Benjamins is looking for more musicians to join us this year. We play a mix of jazz favourites, big band swing numbers, modern funk, rock and latin. Have a look around our website to find out more and give us a yell. Even better come for a visit during one of our rehearsals. Perhaps you know others who may be interested - please pass this message on.😎


Benjamin’s Big Band is well known as a dynamic and exciting ensemble. Established more than 20 years ago by leading musician Mr Craig Benjamin, they continue to be booked regularly for public and private events in Sydney and nationally, including the Ku-Ring-Gai Twilight Jazz concerts, Eurofest, and the Manly and Merimbula Jazz Festivals.


Internationally they have toured to Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and the USA performing in a plethora of international jazz festivals from Los Angeles, Montreal, and New York Central Park to Disneyland, Paris and the Montreux Meets Brienz Jazz Festival. BBB peform regularly in Sydney and NSW, from local festivals and cultural events to major festivals and corporate events. Check the gig guide for upcoming shows.

Benji's Big Band is one of the longest running community ensembles and it's easy to see why. Everybody is there to have fun. With a strong focus on educational outcomes they encourage musicians of all ages to be their best. 
John Morrison 2018


Benjamin’s Big Band is also available to add that special sizzle to your corporate event, party or wedding if you want a big band sound that packs a punch! Playing many different styles, from swing to funk, latin to motown Benjamin’s Big Band features a multitude of outstanding vocalists and soloists ensuring a selection of captivating and diverse pieces as a show, or for dancing. You could have a complete evening of entertainment which will blow your guests away.

... Very organised, prompt, cooperative leader, fabulous vocalists, good flow and variety. Coralie Frew, Merimbula Jazz Stage Manager 2018