About Us

Formerly known as Bad Ass Brass, The Big Shake-Up is fast- becoming recognised as one of the most innovative and exciting ensembles on the UK Jazz scene. The band takes its influences from the four corners of the globe resulting in a unique fusion of styles that creates a musical experience like no other. The Big Shake-Up comprises some of the hottest musicians working in London today and each member brings their own style to the band but with a collective focus on creating incredible original music performed to the highest standard. The Big Shake-Up are Jon Stokes (trombone), Jean-Paul Gervasoni, Paul Munday & Gavin Broom (trumpets), Sam Bullard & Gemma Moore (saxophones), Mike Poyser (sousaphone) and Jimmy Norden (drums).