A Very Worthwhile Enterprise

"Music is not simply about technical facility – the skill to play very difficult pieces of music. It must also be about enjoyment and personal development. It is also an opportunity for fellowship and can build friendships which can last a lifetime. The better community groups, like Benjamin’s Big Band, successfully manage to promote standards of musicianship at the same time as maintaining a sense of fun. I have enjoyed and appreciated my limited interactions with them. I recognise the difficulty in maintaining a group of this kind year after year and wish them the best. It is a very worthwhile enterprise.”

David Humphreys - Band Leader/Saxophonist - 2018
Ricky Martin - The Manhattan Transfer - The Platters - Maynard Ferguson
Wynton Marsalis - Ernie Watts - Emma Pask - David Campbell


Benjamin’s Big Band is well known as a dynamic and exciting ensemble. Established more than 20 years ago by leading musician Mr Craig Benjamin, they continue to be booked regularly for public and private events in Sydney and nationally, including the Ku-Ring-Gai Twilight Jazz concerts, Eurofest, and the Manly and Merimbula Jazz Festivals.


Internationally they have toured to Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and the USA performing in a plethora of international jazz festivals from Los Angeles, Montreal, and New York Central Park to Disneyland, Paris and the Montreux Meets Brienz Jazz Festival. BBB peform regularly in Sydney and NSW, from local festivals and cultural events to major festivals and corporate events. Check the gig guide for upcoming shows.

... You and your band absolutely thrilled all who saw you perform. What a talented group of young people! ... Dynamic leader ... Infected the entire audience. Fantastic! ... What terrific ambassadors!
Merimbula Jazz Festival, 2001


Benjamin’s Big Band are available to add that special sizzle to your corporate event, party or wedding if you want a big band sound that packs a punch! Playing many different styles, from swing to funk, latin to motown Benjamin’s Big Band features a multitude of outstanding vocalists and soloists ensuring a selection of captivating and diverse pieces as a show, or for dancing. Add the dynamic Drum Police into the mix and you have a complete evening of entertainment which will blow your guests away.

... This was the second occasion I had engaged the band and I was again inspired by their talent and the very best jazz music around!
Youth Conference, 2006