The cleverly titled Weapons of Mass Distraction firmly establishes the Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra has a signification addition to today’s big band scene and a group that deserves wider recognition at the international level.” Ed Enright, Downbeat Review (Editor’s Pick) December 2017

The Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra is an 17 piece contemporary big band playing the music of Andrew Linham. Since the 2013 premier of ‘The Linferno Suite’ which was Andrew’s first major work, this and other compositions have been performed by the jazz orchestra since 2014. They recently premiered Andrew’s second major work ‘The Theme Music of Anarchic Animals’ to critical acclaim at the London Jazz Festival 2015. With a full and bristling pad of madcap compositions ranging from traditional big band writing to ridiculous pop power ballads and the wealth of farcical music in between, this band seeks to play serious jazz music in a not so serious way.


Sunday 2nd June 2018 @ Peterborough Jazz Club



Album Artwork designed by James Coppeard

They play with guts and attitude, and manage to inject outrageous humor into even the most demanding of musical passages, striking a perfect balance between the sublime and the ridiculous” Ed Enright, Downbeat (Editor’s Pick) December 2017


The band was described by one listener as ‘tragic, hilarious, dark and downright bizarre’, with the London Jazz Festival describing it as ‘Eccentric big band swing’. Andrew has always stated assuredly that he wants it to be a loud visceral remedy of jazz based insanity to warm the cockles of your heart.

“This is an absolutely amazing big band album. Is it a big band or a jazz orchestra or maybe a new dimension? I don't know if Andrew Linham used up his whole box of tricks on these compositions and arrangements but, if he's still got a few more boxes to open, then look out world!”
Lance Liddle, BeBopSpokenHere October 2017

Who is in the band?

Saxes: Tommy Andrews, Phil Meadows, Riley Stone Lonergan, Jonny Chung, Andrew Linham
Trumpets: Barney Lowe, Miguel Gorodi, Sam Warner, Matt Roberts
Trombones: Rosie Turton, Tom Green, Chris Saunders, Barney Medland
Rhythm Section: Tom Millar (piano), Rich Perks (guitar), Andrew Robb (bass), Dave Ingamells (drums)


I like that a lot - Good Stuff” - Clare Teal, BBC Radio 2

Who is in the extended LINFERNO family?

Chris Maddock, Sam Glazer, Alec Harper, Albert Garza, Will Gibson, Jonny Griffiths, Rob Milne, Matt Anderson, George Millard, Nadim Teilmoori, Raph Clarkson, Chris Valentine, Rory Ingham, Ed Parr, Vij Prakash, Patrick Kenny, Maddie Dowdswell, Alex Paxton, Toby Simmons, Andrew Hall, Kim Macari, Mark Perry, Henry Spencer, Ryan Linham, Andrew Roberts, Tom Syson, Ewan Gilchrist, Nick Walters, Rob Brockway, Dougie Freeman, Pete Lee, Hilary Cameron, Jason Simpson, Peter Gavin, Josh Law, Katie Patterson

This is a group with chops and personality to spare, not to mention a madcap sense of humor” - Ed Enright, Downbeat (Editor’s Pick) December 2017


You can also listen to the album on Spotify here.


Sunday 16th December - Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston - CHRISTMESS SPECIAL!
Wednesday 29th August - Belvedere Jazz Club, Wickford (SOLD OUT)
Sunday 4th March 2018 - Peterborough Jazz Club

Pizza Express Jazz Club - Sunday 15th October 2017
The launch of our first album ‘Weapons of Mass Distraction’

Queens Theatre Hornchurch - Wednesday 25th October 2017
The internet launch of our first album ‘Weapons of Mass Distraction’

Saturday 10th June 2017 @ St Luke’s Church Cranham
Wednesday 19th April 2017 @ Belvedere Jazz Club (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday 22nd June 2016 @ Belvedere Jazz Club (SOLD OUT)
Sunday 15th November 2015 @ Spice of Life Soho EFG London Jazz Festival

Saturday 18th April 2015 - St Luke’s Church Cranham
Sunday 19th April 2015 - Gunnersbury Tavern
Tuesday 21st April 2015 - The Great Northern Railway Tavern Hornsey
Sunday 26th April 2015 - Ivy House Nunhead

Wednesday 25th March 2015 @ Spice of Life, Soho
Wednesday 25th February 2015 @ Belvedere Jazz Club
Sunday 12th October 2014 (2-5pm) Ivy House Pub Nunhead
Sunday 17th August 2014 Sunday Lunch Jazz at the Manor - Gunnersbury Tavern
Saturday 14th June 2014 St Luke’s Church Cranham 7:30pm

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