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With the recent surge in popularity of the Big Band bought on by artistes such as Robbie Williams, Michael Buble, Rod Stewart and Westlife, it's a full diary for South Africa's premier 19 piece Big Band, The Jonny Cooper Orchestra.

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  • Swing Safari
  • Just like That
  • Legends of Swing
  • A Portrait of Glenn Miller


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Current and Upcoming Shows

It’s World Cup Fever her in South Africa and the Jonny Cooper Orchestra is set to entertain guests from all over the world in ‘Swing Safari’ at the Theatre On The Bay from June 9th to July 11th.

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Recent Events

The trustees of the Big Band Hall of Fame have awarded Jonny Cooper and his Orchestra with a special award which recognises and honours the Jonny Cooper Orchestra. Read More

Welcome to the Jonny Cooper Orchestra

South Africa’s Ambassadors Of Swing

“This is what makes a real Big Band stand out from the crowd”

Astrid Stark – The Sunday Independent

“The atmosphere they generate is that of an extravaganza”
Rafiek Mammon – The Argus

“The Glenn Miller rendition of Tuxedo Junction was outstanding”

Lucille Davie – Johannesburg News Agency
“One of world’s best orchestras”
Daily Voice
“Nostalgic Big Band Music In Full Cry”
Terri Dunbar-Curran – Cape Times

“The Glenn Miller Orchestra SA is very near the top of the heap”

Henry Holloway - Broadcaster

Swing Safari

Swing Safari
Moving away from the stereotypical “American Songbook” the Jonny Cooper Orchestra has reworked some of Africa’s favourite tunes into the Big Band Swing genre paying tribute to many of Africa’s top composers. “Meadowlands”, “Pata Pata”, “The Penny Whistle Song”, “Zambesi” and lots more. A unique sound full of energy and the beat of Africa.

Portrait of Glenn Miller

Portrait Of Glenn Miller
A tribute to probably the most popular of all the bands from the swing era Glenn Miller. The Jonny Cooper Orchestra recreates the exact line-up of the 1938 civilian band of Miller and brings back that magical Miller sound including hits such as “In The Mood”, “Moonlight Serenade”, “A String Of Pearls”, “American Patrol”, “Tuxedo Junction”, “Chatanooga Choo Choo” and a whole lot more…

His Way

His Way
With the resurgence in popularity of Swing thanks to icons such as Michael Buble, Robbie Williams and Rod Stewart, Ol Blue Eyes has been re-introduced to a whole new young generation of listeners. The Jonny Cooper Big Band re-create all of Sinatra’s favourites including “My Way”, “New York New York”, “Mack The Knife”, “That’s Life”, Fly Me To The Moon” and many more…

Legends of Swing

Legends Of Swing
Take a trip down memory lane as the Jonny Cooper Big Band pays tributes to the ‘Kings Of Swing” including Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Benny Goodman along with vocal tributes to Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and lots more..

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