The OffCourse Big Band was founded in 2011 by jazz improvisation course taught by Simone La Maida, composer, arranger, jazz performer. The orchestra is made ​​up of 18 musicians distributed between the rhythm and horn sections. The jazz orchestra has a wide repertoire, which includes both instrumental and vocal pieces and covers many different styles: from Swing to Funky, from Latin-American to contemporary jazz.

The OffCourse Big Band, directed by Simone La Maida, is interested in collaborations and partnerships with other ensembles and orchestras, both Italian and foreign.