SBBN: “The Best Big Band in Nijmegen”

The SBBN goes to show that students can do more than drinking beer. With a total of 22 students we are busy putting forward the most groovy grooves, holy hits and the most lit loops. We are not concerned with sneaky swing nor old and humpy music. Snappy funk and confusing fusion: That´s, what makes us happy! Under the guidance of our Bandleader Berend van Deelen, we have flourished within a short period of time and become a fully grown Big Band where quality and companionship go hand in hand.

In that we are founded and led by a student, we are unique in the Netherlands! Tho there are many more reasons why we are unique. With a wide repertoire, tameless enthusiasm and skillful musicians we guarantee legendary shows. Not only during our own projects, but also playing Gala ́s, company events or your mother ́s birthday!

We are working on a project basis. Every semester we are busy with a new, separate project based around a given theme or genre. For example, we had a project named “De Grote Verbouwing” (The big construction site) where known music was played in a different manner. This way, we keep up our motivation and make sure to put forward a new show every half a year. Moreover, we also play gigs on demand.

Curious about how we look and sound in real life?

With the SBBN we turn every celebration into a party! Are you interested in booking us?

Because we are all students, we are often looking for new musicians. Curious about our vacancies?


On the 31th of january we will have a big show. We will have a new topic plus a new location! Presenting “INTERNETJAZZ!” will take place in Waalhalla this time around. Music that became famous recently via the internet.

Awesome music and even more awesome clips of Luis Cole, Jacob Mann and more, crazy memes and lovely licks: All of that will be given attention this evening.

Presale will start on November 3rd! Be fast, otherwise you will find yourself missing it!