The Olsen Jazz Band (OJB) began as the house band at our regular Jazz in the Bar open jam sessions in the Griffin Bar at Homerton College Cambridge. From 2015-2016 the O.J.B. developed into one of the busiest student-led bands at the University of Cambridge.  My OJB co-founder Chris Magazenni and I paused the band during 2017 to focus on developing a fully-professional ensemble with fresh repertoire called: Radio Americana! 
We are still bringing professionalism and an energetic sound to Cambridge-based events such as May Balls, private parties and corporate affairs, but now with more flair and flavour.

Details of the Olsen Jazz Band (The OJB):

The band specialises in pop, rock and soul tunes performed in a jazz style. So expect to hear beautiful jazz along with modern pop served with extra-funky bass lines and blazing horn solos.


Recent Jazz Recordings:


2015-2016 activity included:

  • MCR events at Trinity, Darwin, Emmanuel, Homerton & Newnham Colleges
  • May Balls & June Events at Christ’s, Darwin, Newnham, Emmanuel, Gonville & Caius
  • Society events for the Cambridge Hawks, INK, Cambridge Humanities Review, ABACUS Society and heaps of Cambridge University “Departments of ____


Further inquiries & Booking

Booking inquiries for The Olsen Jazz Band / Radio Americana! should be done directly with Patrick via the Contact Form of this website.



Quartet at the Faculty of Education End-of-the-Year Garden Party. July 2016


The 8-piece band providing the sunshine at the very wet 2016 Newnham College Garden Party

Photo by Julieta Sarmiento of Orquidea Real Photobook

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