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Stan_Kenton_Alumni_BandThe Stan Kenton Alumni Band
Directed by Mike Vax

Alumni from the 1956 - 1978 Stan Kenton Orchestras come together to perform for festivals, clinics, concerts, cruises and dances. ?The band makes tours around the United States every year, and does jazz cruises and festivals. ?They perform some of the well-known music of the Stan Kenton Orchestra; plus in keeping with Stan?s insistence on not just performing nostalgia type music, they also perform fresh new material written in the Kenton style, as well as original material written by members of the Band. ?They are NOT trying to be the ?Stan Kenton Orchestra?, but ?are carrying on his tradition of dedication to creative music and to jazz education.

The goals of the big band are to perform meaningful music, talk about the importance of the jazz heritage in America, bring jazz music to young people, and to offer our audiences a relaxed, entertaining atmosphere.

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