Welcome to Friends of Big Band Jazz - Big Band Music & Education

A 501 C 3 Non-profit dedicated to preservation and education worldwide
for jazz & big band music

Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra in Roseville, CA!

The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra performing live in Roseville, California at the 2nd Roseville Jazz Festival on May 26, 2019. Also included in this playlist is a brief promotion for the band's Fall 2019 Midwest Tour. 

About Us


The Friends of Big Band Jazz

The Friends of Big Band Jazz is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization. Its goal is to help educate students and the public about jazz and big band music through a variety of events and programs.

FBBJ is the parent sponsor of the Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra, the Prescott Jazz Summit and a variety of events and programs created in the spirit of jazz education modeled on the efforts of the late Stan Kenton (1911-1979).


Supporting Music Education & Preservation

Friends of Big Band Jazz is a 501c3 non-profit corporation. In addition to providing clinics and music performances to more than 3000 organizations, the FBBJ has also given over $65,000 in scholarships to jazz camps, funds to jazz programs in schools, donations to help musicians in need, and a donation to Habitat for Humanity for the Musicians Village in New Orleans.

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Mike Vax Music Productions

Mike Vax is very active in the music education field.  He has done concerts and workshops in both the classical and jazz idioms at over 3000 high schools, colleges and universities all over the world.  He is an international performing artist for the Warburton Musical Instrument Company.

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