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 endeavors to keep Big Band Jazz alive.
Proceeds from our Friends of Big Band Jazz Membership, Sponsor a Musician Program and from ticket sales plus the funding from our Bronze, Silver and Gold Member contributors, have enabled our organization to do great things in the world of jazz and jazz education, such as:
- Giving scholarships to deserving students for various Jazz Summer Camps
- Being a sponsor of the tours of the Stan Kenton Alumni Band Being a sponsor of the Prescott, Arizona Jazz Summit and Student Workshops
- Sponsoring free concerts for music students
- Sponsoring performances and workshops by our musicians in schools
We welcome anyone interested in the preservation of the big band jazz sound, and jazz in general, to become a member of Friends of Big Band Jazz.
Membership in FBBJ provides the financial and network resources vital to accomplishing our goals. Please join us in the work that we do to continue performing big band jazz music, and sending young musicians to jazz education programs. Help us keep the medium alive and through support to young musicians give life to the big band sound for years to come.
Please consider becoming and annual member.