Uppingham Jazz & Soul Band
We are grateful for the support of Uppingham Community College,
the Falcon Hotel and Rocky Road Music.
The band has been in its present form since 2010, but many members have played together in Uppingham and at Uppingham Community College for many years.
Being a community band, our goal is to create opportunities for musicians of all ages to make music. For this reason, we keep subs very low - £3 per week – and because no-one gets paid for organising or leading the band, our running costs are kept to a minimum. Which means that our community of villages, churches and charities can easily afford to have us play at their fund-raising or other events.
The band is based at Uppingham Community College, has about 35 members of all ages, turnout for gigs being around 25. But if the venue can't manage this size of band, we field a smaller outfit - the UJSB Combo.
We have a good reputation locally and aim to play about 6 or 7 gigs a year, all of them in the Rutland/Market Harborough area.