OJE Style, Music Library, Sound Clips, and all that Jazz

Our favorite is any gig that involves direct audience participation, whether dancing or listening!

See recent music, samples on the bottom of this page, or:

Search our music library  (and more sound samples)

The 18-piece jazz band, based in Otsego, has been together for more than 30 years. The OJE, as it’s affectionately known by fans, plays music from the big band era including Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and Count Basie as well as more modern big band jazz arrangements that cover many styles of music like rock, pop and jazz.

Being a traditional big band of five saxes, four trombones, four or five trumpets and a rhythm section, the band also has two vocalists who perform the music of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Diane Schurr and Michael Buble’.

The Band led by Creative Director Tim Culver, trumpeter and saxophonist who has co-led the Kalamazoo Big Band for more than 30 years, and plays in the Gull Lake Jazz Orchestra and Lew Boyd Band. Culver joined the OJE trumpet section about 12 years ago. He says its a hard working group.

“Everybody in OJE takes the music seriously and we all really give it a lot of time and effort. As audiences change, it’s a challenge for the band to change and adapt. We play all dance styles for the ballroom dancers. We’re also adding rock and pop arrangements. The music of groups like Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, Pat Metheny and Tower of Power are all a great fit for a band like ours. We love to put a lot of variety in our concerts.”

OJE Music, Samples – Concert

Crossroads Mall Christmas Concert and Sing Along, December 10, 2017

Santa Baby, Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Zat You, Santa Claus?, Christmas Time is Here