The Salvo Bigband is available for hire

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The Salvo Bigband is a twenty piece jazz band presenting music ranging from classic jazz standards, contemporary big band charts and original compositions and arrangements from band members.

As part of the Salvation Army, band members share a common faith in God and find making music an extension of their faith. The band seeks to actively worship God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus. This has lead to their recent project 'Testify' (CD released July 2017) which focuses on personal testimony. The album contains re-imagined traditional hymns and spiritual songs that have significance to individual band members.

In 2010 the band represented the Australian Salvation Army in Sweden at an international youth convention. Since then the Salvo Bigband has performed at a range of functions from corporate bookings to Church Services and Jazz Festivals - including hosting the Inverloch Jazz festival's Gospel church service. The bigband is also a stalwart of the annual Salvation Army 'Christmas Gift', backing renown artist such as The Idea of North, Chris Sebastian, James Morrison, Kane Alexander, Justin Gall, Emma Pask and Debra O'Toole.