Who we are

The Front Row Big Band, formerly known as the Jonathan Wyatt Big Band (JWBB), is a dynamic big band jazz ensemble dedicated to preserving the tradition of big band swing music in Norwich, and the East of England. Led by Martin Eaton, the band’s charismatic frontman, they continue to captivate audiences with their outstanding musicianship and commitment to delivering unforgettable performances. They perform jazz, swing, boogie-woogie, blues, groove, funk, and much more, appealing to all music tastes. 

Front Row Big Band has one of the largest music libraries in the country, which allows us to play music covering the golden age of big bands such as Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller, right up to the more contemporary arrangers including Gordon Goodwin and Callum Au

This allows us to cater a variety of events and needs, based on the occasion. Why not consider us for…

• Concerts
• Ballroom Dances
• Private Functions
• Weddings & Parties
• Corporate Events
• Film, Television & Radio
• Themed Nights (1920s, 1940s, James Bond, Rat Pack)
• Nostalgia & Charity Events

Playing music from Count Basie, Stan Kenton, and Tommy Dorsey, the Front Row Big Band are sure to entertain you in Norwich, Norfolk.

The Band

Based in Norwich, the Front Row Big Band is a standard big band lineup, consisting of 17 talented musicians. A detailed lineup is…

  • 5 Saxophones – 2 x Alto, 2 x Tenor, 1 x Baritone
  • 4 Trombones – 3 x Tenor and 1 Bass
  • 4 Trumpets
  • Rhythm Section – Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums

We are also able to offer reduced size bands based on economic or space restrictions. Please Contact Us today, to discuss your requirements if you’re looking for a band with the wow factor. 

Check out our videos over on our YouTube channel to hear how we sound… Front Row Big Band on YouTube

The Vocalists of the Front Row Big Band, Martin Eaton and Lindsey Ball. Their vocal abilities cover Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Bublé, Nat King Cole, and Nina Simone. Performed across Norwich, Diss, Thetford, and East Anglia.


As well as the 17 piece big band, we also have a fantastic line up of vocalists to complement the music. 

With both male and female vocalists, we cover all the well-known jazz vocals including Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Harry Connick Junior, and many more.