Jah Jazz Orchestra

© Romain Ballarini

© Romain Ballarini



Born from Lausanne-based jazz musicians’ passion for jamaican music from the 60’s, and in order for them to share it on stage, Jah Jazz Orchestra is a group of friends that want to spread good vibes, give and have a good time.

Drawing from instrumental ska groups as well as the big band tradition, the band explores the threads between these genres to create a unique blend of groove and improvisation. Ska, reggae, rocksteady : the arrangements revisit standards from the jazz and ska repertoire as well as some emblematic film scores in a whole new and exciting way !


Léon Phal • alto & tenor sax
Louis Billette • tenor sax
Shems Bendali • trumpet
Zacharie Ksyk • trumpet/trombone
William Jacquemet • trombone
Theo Duboule • guitar
Andrew Audiger • keyboards
Yves Marcotte • upright bass
François Christe • drums