MSC Big Band is a Manchester based 23-piece group that combines dance genres such as Dub and Broken-Beat with Jazz writing to create an original sound. MSC Big Band has a wider community of over 50 musicians that regularly perform and record with the group, and this family feel supports the joy of seeing them live. Until 2019 the band had only ever played arrangements of other songs, covering contemporary and classic jazz/soul/dance tunes as can be found on their first EP MSC Big Band Tapes: Vol. 1.
However, in 2019 the group began to form their own original sound and premiered many of their new pieces at Manchester Jazz Festival. One of those pieces became their first original single release ‘Grown Ups’, which they recorded in a live session. MSC Big Band are continuing to write and perform new music as they work towards their first original EP.