Joshua Jern Orchestra
Chicago's finest 1930s-1940s era swing big band! The Joshua Jern Orchestra plays danceable swing classics from artists such as Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Duke Ellington, and Artie Shaw.
Members of the JJO have recorded and toured with Harry Connick Jr., Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Woody Herman, and even Frank Sinatra! A top-notch band stocked with Chicago's finest pros, the Joshua Jern Orchestra knows how to make a crowd get up and dance.
In addition to classic big band-era repertoire, the Joshua Jern Orchestra also plays funky, modern original big band music that works well for festival crowds who are interested in hearing something new and different.
The Joshua Jern Jazz Orchestra plays music by the following artists.
The JJO also performs original compositions and arrangements of a more modern, funky style. Check out the original music at: