Band: who we are


Straight No Chaser will be do the next 3 monthly slots at Rowfant House, every 2nd sunday of the month until Xmas

14th October

11th November

9th December

Straight No Chaser is an 18 strong big band based in and around Sussex, England.

We play a huge variety of music, varying from the bluesy swing of Count Basie and his Orchestra, to modern up tempo funk and latin tunes, as well as all the classic big band favourites. Music from many of the great band leaders features in our library which has 300 numbers in it; including music from greats musicians such as Glenn MillerStan Kenton, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Gordon Goodwin…to name just a few.

The band rehearses (and has beer) about once a fortnight on Monday nights at The Jack and Jill Pub, Clayton, Sussex. Visitors are most welcome to come and have a listen.

We also run and perform regularly at Rowfant House Jazz Club, near Crawley, West Sussex.

We also play at a large variety of other functions, shows, charity events, private parties and weddings, as well as putting on regular theatre performances. Please check our event calendar to view future public gigs or contact us to discuss a booking.