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.

The arrangements, drawing from instrumental ska groups as well as the big band tradition, explore the threads between these genres to create a unique blend of groove and improvisation, proposing ska, rocksteady and reggae renditions of great jazz standards.


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