The Penang Philharmonic Big Band as the Jazz Band is known, has developed since, starting with only a handful of jazz musicians to the present, with members comprising of students and working adults.Since its inception the Big Band has steadily gained recognition and has had many successful performances in venues around the island with the most popular and important monthly concerts being held in the home of PPO at the Star Building along Pitt Street in the heritage enclave.
The Penang Philharmonic Big Band’s aim is twofold, to perform great jazz for Penang audience and to revive the Golden Age of Jazz from the roaring twenties.
Some of the Big Band’s past performances include:
Penang Island Jazz Festival (2015)
Keep On Swingin’ With The Penang Philharmonic Big Band and Junji Delfino (2016)
Samila Jazz Festival, Songkhla, Thailand (2017)