Paseo Nuevo LIVE Concert Series

  Live concerts in the heart of downtown from 5 to 7 in the evening, highlighting the traditional and contemporary of the jazz genre. The Ventura Jazz Orchestra will open the concert series on Thursday, October 8th and play from 5 till 7pm. You’ll be kicking yourself if you miss this one! And there will […]

Paseo Nuevo LIVE Concert Series

Labor of Love Big Band Dance & Concert

  Featuring Vocalist Donna Greene and Guest Vocalist Anna Kasper The VJO performs a large variety of dance styles along with emulating famous singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee, Linda Ronstadt, Dinah Washington, Etta James, Natalie Cole… all for your dancing and listening pleasure. Friday, September 4th 8:00-10:30 pm Poinsettia Pavilion Ballroom 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA $15 admission Free refreshments […]


Summer Swing Big Band Dance

  Friday, June 12th 8 till 10:30 pm Summer Swing Big Band Dance Featuring the vocal stylings of Donna Greene. Also vocals by Smitty West and Remington Graham. With songs from The Great American Songbook with powerful horns and authentic vocal stylings. Don’t forget your dancing shoes. This event is open to the public and will be […]

2015-June-VJO at the Poinsettia Pavilion

The Ventura Jazz Orchestra's Mentor/Protégé BIG, Big Band, Friday March 27th

Debut Mentor/Protégé BIG, Big Band Dance

  The Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club and The Ventura Jazz Orchestra invite you to a very special event. Top Ventura County teenage musicians paired with VJO professional musicians bring you the… Debut Mentor/Protégé Spring BIG Big Band Dance Friday, March 27th from 8 till 10:30 pm Featuring the vocal stylings of Donna Greene and Protégé […]


Mentor/Protégé Program

  Dear, parents, teachers, musicians and band followers, Every time I turn around, I hear about the schools performing arts being down sized. We, the Ventura Jazz Orchestra (VJO), would be honored do our part to help, and if this program we propose is a success, we would do it once a year. The VJO […]

Mentor/Protoge Program poster

Ventura Jazz Orchestra’s Holiday Big Band Dance

The Ventura Jazz Orchestra’s Holiday Big Band Dance! Powerful horns and authentic vocal stylings combine the elegance of the swing era and the energy of today’s dance favorites. Featuring vocalist Donna Greene, The Ventura Jazz Orchestra plays fresh orchestral/big band arrangements of great songs from all eras. Mark your calendars for this fun dancing and listening event happening […]

The Ventura Jazz Orchestra Dance on Dec. 5, 2014

The Ventura Jazz Orchestra's Too Darn Hot Big Band Dance

The Ventura Jazz Orchestra’s upcoming dance

The Ventura Jazz Orchestra’s Too Darn Hot Big Band Dance! Powerful horns and authentic vocal stylings combine the elegance of the swing era and the energy of today’s dance favorites. Featuring vocalist Donna Greene, The Ventura Jazz Orchestra plays fresh orchestral/big band arrangements of great songs from all eras. Mark your calendars for this fun dancing and listening […]


Memorable Big Band Dance

Mark your calendars for the Ventura Jazz Orchestra’s Memorable Big Band Dance on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 8:00-10:30 pm. Open to the public, $15 at the door and held at the Poinsettia Pavilion Ballroom, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA. For more information, call (805) 648-1143. See you there! And a big shout out to Kim Pagano, Host of The […]

Memorable Big Band Dance

2014 April SB flyer

Santa Barbara First Friday Swing Dance

Come on out, Santa Barbara! The Ventura Jazz Orchestra will be the featured band on Friday, April 4th at the Carrillo Rec Center. See you there!