Home of 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.
Membership Keeps Big Band Jazz Alive!
Friends of Big Band Jazz (FBBJ) is a California 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to perpetuate big band jazz music as an American art form.
We accomplish this by supporting an annual series of public concerts of an 18-piece jazz band (the Mike Vax Big Band).
The proceeds of these performances and the sales of the band's CDs support jazz education and our scholarship programs.
Membership in FBBJ provides the financial and network resources vital to accomplishing our goals.