Mike Vax & Ron Romm perform together at their first recording session for the Collaboration CD (2017)

Thanks for visiting and supporting the mission of Friends of Big Band Jazz, a 501(c)(3) non-profit! Now in our 25th year of bringing music and music education to students and adults across the United States and around the world, we also generate revenue through concerts, clinics and CD sales.

Welcome to Friends of Big Band Jazz (A 501c3 Nonprofit Corporation)

Home of the the Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra directed by Mike Vax.  Please join us in the work we do to preserve the big band music of the past, present new big band music, and educate young people about big band and jazz music.  Help us to give scholarships to promising young musicians and also donate funds to school music programs.  We strive to keep this medium alive through our concerts, tours, educational outreach, scholarships and donations.  We welcome anyone interested in our goals and hopes for the future of big band and jazz music, to join Friends of Big Band Jazz.