The Ventura Jazz Orchestra Calendar


 

The Ventura Jazz Orchestra

The Ventura Jazz Orchestra

Performance Schedule

The Ventura Jazz Orchestra schedules regular events for dancers and listeners alike. Keep an eye on our calendar to see when and where we will be playing next. Feel free to sign up on our email list if you would like to receive periodic emails announcing our performances. Go to the Contact page and fill in the short form to be included. Thank you for your interest in The Ventura Jazz Orchestra!

 

Upcoming shows

 

December 2017

VJO Holiday Dance

Friday, December 1st
8:00 – 10:30 pm
Swingin’ Holiday Big Band Dance
The Ventura Jazz Orchestra

Featuring vocalist Lisa Pardini
The Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA 93003
805-648-1143
Back by popular demand. Group dance lesson with Paul Sulzman, 7 – 7:50 pm (included with price of admission)
Admission at the door $15 / $10 with student ID
Free refreshments and parking.

 

Past shows

 

October 2017

Friday, October 20
8:45 – 11:30 pm
Santa Barbara Big Band Swing Dance, featuring vocalist Lisa Pardini

Dance lessons (included with admission): 7:30 – 8:30 pm
The Carrillo Rec Center
100 East Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2111
(805) 897-2519
First & Third Friday Swing Dances
Break out your dancing shoes! If you haven’t danced to a big band, you’re in for a real treat! Plus there’s a spring floor at this venue… pretty amazing to dance on. Open to the public and all ages and abilities are welcomed. The class at 7:30 is an introductory class to help beginners to have fun that night. No partners are required, so come join the fun and be ready to shake, rattle and roll!
$15.00 / $12.00 with picture student ID

 

September 2017

 

Friday, September 9, 2016
8:00 – 10:30 pm
Summer Swing Dance
The Ventura Jazz Orchestra

The Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA 93003
805-648-1143
Admission at the door $15
Break out your dancing shoes! Refreshments and parking included.

 

August 2017

 

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Thursday, August 24, 2017
7:30 – 10:00 pm
Summer Sizzling Swing/Ballroom Big Band Dance
The Ventura Jazz Orchestra featuring Lisa Pardini
Performing Arts Center
800 Hobson Way
Oxnard, CA
805-648-1143
Admission at the door $15
Break out your dancing shoes! Refreshments and parking included.

 

July 2017

Aegis Living Fourth of July

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
1:00 – 4:00 pm
4th of July Celebration
The Ventura Jazz Sextet featuring Donna Greene

Aegis Living
4964 Telegraph Road
Ventura, CA 93003
805-650-1114
Free admission
Break out your dancing shoes! Tri-tip BBQ and all the fixins’ plus free parking.

 

June 2017

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Friday, June 9, 2017
8:00 – 10:30 pm
Too Darn Hot Big Band Dance
The Ventura Jazz Orchestra featuring Brooks Hope, Laurel Sherwood and Leigh Vance

The Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA 93003
805-648-1143
Admission at the door $15
Break out your dancing shoes! Refreshments and parking included.

 

May 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017
Poinsettia Dance Club
The Ventura Jazz Sextet featuring Donna Greene

The Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA 93003
805-648-1143

April 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017
La Estrella Dance Club
The Ventura Jazz Sextet featuring Donna Greene

The Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA 93003
805-648-1143

 

VJO at Oxnard Performing Arts Center with Donna Greene

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:30 – 9:45 pm
Summer Swing Dance
The Ventura Jazz Orchestra featuring Donna Greene

Oxnard Performing Art Center
800 Hobson Way
Oxnard, CA
805-648-1143
Admission at the door $15
Break out your dancing shoes! Refreshments and parking included.

 

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Los Fiesteros Dance Club
The Ventura Jazz Sextet featuring Donna Greene

The Stagecoach Museum
Santa Barbara, CA

 

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Friday, March 24, 2017
8:00 – 10:30 pm
Spring Swing Big Band Dance
The Ventura Jazz Orchestra featuring Anna Kasper and Eliya Frantz

The Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA 93003
805-648-1143
Admission at the door $15
Break out your dancing shoes! Refreshments and parking included.

 

Saturday, February 11, 2017
La Estrella Dance Club
The Ventura Jazz Sextet featuring Donna Greene

The Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA 93003
805-648-1143

 


Saturday, December 3, 2016
8:30 – 10:00 pm
Holiday Swing Dance
The Ventura Jazz Orchestra

The Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA 93003
805-648-1143
Admission at the door $15
Break out your dancing shoes! Refreshments and parking included.

 

Friday, December 9
Aegis Living Holiday Party
The Ventura Jazz Sextet featuring Donna Greene

4964 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 650-1114

 

Saturday, December 10
9:00 pm
The Ojai Valley Community Hospital Foundation Guild’s Nightingale Ball
The Ventura Jazz Sextet featuring Donna Greene

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
905 Country Club Road
Ojai, CA
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Foundation office at 805-640-2317

 

Starlight Supper Club - Project Understanding flier 2016 Ventura Jazz Sextet and Donna Greene

Saturday, November 5, 2016
5:30 – 10:00 pm
Project Understanding’s 4th Annual Starlight Supper Club
The Ventura Jazz Sextet featuring Donna Greene

Serra Event Center
5205 Upland
Camarillo, CA
More info on Starlight Supper Club

 

Saturday, December 3
8 till 10:30 pm
Holiday Swing Big Band Dance
Save the date! 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 held at the Poinsettia Pavilion Ballroom, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA. The admission is $15 at the door. For more information, call (805) 648-1143.

 

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Friday, October 21
8:45 – 11:30 pm
Santa Barbara Big Band Swing Dance, featuring vocalist Anna Kasper

Dance lessons (included with admission): 7:30 – 8:30 pm
The Carrillo Rec Center
100 East Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2111
(805) 897-2519
First & Third Friday Swing Dances
Break out your dancing shoes! If you haven’t danced to a big band, you’re in for a real treat! Plus there’s a spring floor at this venue… pretty amazing to dance on. Open to the public and all ages and abilities are welcomed. The class at 7:30 is an introductory class to help beginners to have fun that night. No partners are required, so come join the fun and be ready to shake, rattle and roll!
$15.00 / $12.00 with picture student ID

 

Saturday, October 1, 2016
La Estrella Dance Club
The Ventura Jazz Sextet featuring Donna Greene

3451 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA 93003
805-648-1143

 

Saturday, September 17, 2016
4:00 – 7:00 pm
Museum of Ventura County – Private Event
The Ventura Jazz Sextet featuring Donna Greene

Museum of Ventura County
Event Pavilion
100 E. Main St.
Ventura Ca. 93001

 

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Friday, September 9, 2016
8:30 – 10:00 pm
Summer Swing Dance
The Ventura Jazz Orchestra

The Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA 93003
805-648-1143
Admission at the door $15
Break out your dancing shoes! Refreshments and parking included.

 

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Wednesday, August 24
8:00 – 10:00 pm
Big Band Dance Party
The Ventura Jazz Orchestra
Discovery Ventura

1888 E. Thompson Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001
info@discoveryventura.com
(805) 856-BOWL
Discovery Ventura

 

La Estrella August Dance Invitation

Friday, August 5, 2016
La Estrella Dance Club
The Ventura Jazz Sextet featuring Donna Greene

The Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA 93003
805-648-1143

 

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Monday, July 4th
1:00-4:00 pm
Celebrate the 4th of July!
Aegis of Ventura
4964 Telegraph Road
Ventura, CA
Celebrate with the Ventura Jazz Sextet with vocals by Donna Greene with a tri-tip and hot dog BBQ and dancing!
This event is open to the public. RSVP to Lindsay by Monday, June 27th.

 

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Friday, June 10, 2016
8:30 – 10:00 pm
Summer Swing Dance
The Ventura Jazz Orchestra featuring Donna Greene

The Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA 93003
805-648-1143
Admission at the door $15
Break out your dancing shoes! Refreshments and parking included.

 

Friday, May 3, 2016
La Estrella Dance Club
The Ventura Jazz Sextet featuring Donna Greene

3451 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA 93003
805-648-1143

 

The Ventura Jazz Orchestra Mentor/Protege Bash

Friday, April 8
8:00 – 10:30 pm
Mentor/Protege Extra Large Big Band Dance
The Ventura Jazz Orchestra

Featuring Donna Greene and Emmy Hilgers on vocals
Plus numerous instrumental proteges
The Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA 93003
805-648-1143
Admission at the door $15
Break out your dancing shoes! Refreshments and parking included.

 

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Big Band Bash at Discovery Ventura

Wednesday, April 27
7:00 pm
Big Band Dance
The Ventura Jazz Orchestra featuring Donna Greene
Discovery Ventura

1888 E. Thompson Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001
info@discoveryventura.com
(805) 856-BOWL
Discovery Ventura

 

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Saturday, April 2, 2016
Ventura’s 150th Anniversary Celebration
The Ventura Jazz Sextet featuring Donna Greene

Family Fair and Picnic
12 – 3:30 pm (We go on at noon)
Plaza Park
Ventura, CA 93001
celebrateventura.org

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
La Estrella Dance Club
The Ventura Jazz Sextet featuring Donna Greene

3451 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA 93003
805-648-1143

 

Unforgettable Ventura Jazz Orchestra Dance

Friday, February 26, 2016
8:00-10:30 pm
Unforgettable Big Band Dance and Concert

A tribute to Natalie Cole
and other famous female vocalists
Featuring Donna Greene
All popular big band dance styles will be performed

Holiday Big Band Dance with The Ventura Jazz Orchestra

 

Friday, December 4th, 2015
8 till 10:30 pm
Holiday Swing Big Band Dance

Save the date! 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 held at the Poinsettia Pavilion Ballroom, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA. The admission is $15 at the door. For more information, call (805) 648-1143.

 

La Estrella Dance Club with The Ventura Jazz Sextet

Saturday, December 5th, 2015
La Estrada Dance Club with the Ventura Jazz Sextet
Poinsettia Pavilion Ballroom, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA

 

Saturday, December 12th, 2015
Aegis Living Holiday Party
with the Ventura Jazz Sextet

4964 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: (805) 650-1114

 

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Saturday, November 7th, 2015
Starlight Supper Club with the Ventura Jazz Sextet
Ventura, CA

 

Ventura Jazz Sextet at the Carrillo Rec Center Friday Night Swing Dance

Friday, October 16th, 2015
8:45 till 11:30 pm
Friday Swing Dance
with Ventura Jazz Sextet

The Carrillo Rec Center
100 East Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2111
(805) 897-2519
First & Third Friday Swing Dances
Break out your dancing shoes! If you haven’t danced to a big band, you’re in for a real treat! Plus there’s a spring floor at this venue… pretty amazing to dance on. Open to the public and all ages and abilities are welcomed. The class at 7:30 is an introductory class to help beginners to have fun that night. No partners are required, so come join the fun.
$15.00 / $12.00 with picture student ID

 

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Thursday, October 8th, 2015
5 till 7:30 pm
Paseo Nuevo Jazz Concert Series
The Ventura Jazz Orchestra Comes to Santa Barbara

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 held at Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center in downtown Santa Barbara. Get ready for some big fun at the mall!

 

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Friday, September 4th
8 till 10:30 pm
Swing Big Band Dance

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.

Poinsettia Pavilion Ballroom
3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA
$15 admission
Free refreshments and parking
For more info, call 805-648-1143

 

Salute to Seniors

Friday, July 17, 2015
7:30-10 pm
Salute to Seniors – Strictly Ballroom Dance
Poinsettia Pavilion Ballroom
3451 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA

Music by the Ventura Jazz Sextet featuring vocalist Donna Greene. All ages welcome. $15 admission at the door; $10 Salute to Seniors over 65. Free refreshments and parking. For more info, call 805-648-1143.

 

July 4th at Aegis - Ventura Jazz Sextet
Saturday, July 4th
1:00-4:00 pm
Celebrate the 4th of July!
Aegis of Ventura
4964 Telegraph Road
Ventura, CA

Celebrate with the Ventura Jazz Sextet with vocals by Anna Kasper with a tri-tip and hot dog BBQ and dancing! This event is open to the public. RSVP to Christy by Monday, June 29th.

 

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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 held at the Poinsettia Pavilion Ballroom, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA. The admission is $15 at the door. For more information, call (805) 648-1143.

A big shout out to Kim Pagano, Host of The Kim Pagano Show, for helping us get the word out.

The Kim Pagano Show

 

 

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

Friday, March 27, 2015
8 till 10:30 pm
Debut Mentor/Protégé Spring BIG Big Band Dance

Featuring the vocal stylings of Donna Greene and Protégé Emmy Hilgers

Get ready for a fantastic show of The Great American Songbook with powerful horns and authentic vocal stylings. The added rehearsed musicians will make this a BIG, Big Band never experienced before. Don’t miss it! And don’t forget your dancing shoes.

This event is open to the public and will be held at the Poinsettia Pavilion Ballroom, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA. The admission is $15 at the door. For more information, call (805) 648-1143.
The Ventura Jazz Orchestra Dance on Dec. 5, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014
8:00-10:30 pm

Holiday Swing Big Band Dance
18-piece Ventura Jazz Orchestra
Open to the public, $15 at the door
Poinsettia Pavilion Ballroom
3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA
For further information, call (805) 648-1143
Sponsored by the Kim Pagano Show
The Kim Pagano Show
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Sunday, October 19, 2014
5:00 pm

9th Annual Denim and Diamonds
Benefiting Children with Autism
Four Seasons Hotel
Westlake Village, CA 91362
For tickets, tables, and more info, go to DenimAndDiamondsForAutism

 

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

Saturday, August 30, 2014
8:00-10:30 pm

Too Darn Hot Big Band Dance
18-piece Ventura Jazz Orchestra
Open to the public, $15 at the door
Poinsettia Pavilion Ballroom
3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA
For further information, call (805) 648-1143
Memorable Big Band Dance

Saturday, May 31, 2014
8:00-10:30 pm

Summer Swing Big Band Dance
18-piece Ventura Jazz Orchestra
Open to the public, $15 at the door
Poinsettia Pavilion Ballroom
3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA
For further information, call (805) 648-1143

 

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Friday, April 4, 2014
8:30 – 11:30 pm
Big Band Swing Dance

The Carrillo Rec Center
100 East Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2111
(805) 897-2519
First & Third Friday Swing Dances
Break out your dancing shoes! If you haven’t danced to a big band, you’re in for a real treat! Plus there’s a spring floor at this venue… pretty amazing to dance on. Open to the public and all ages and abilities are welcomed. The class at 7:30 is an introductory class to help beginners to have fun that night. No partners are required, so come join the fun.
$15.00 / $12.00 with picture student ID

 

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Friday, March 7, 2014
8:00-10:30 pm

Spring Swing Big Band Dance
18-piece Ventura Jazz Orchestra
Open to the public, $15 at the door
Poinsettia Pavilion Ballroom
3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA
For further information, call (805) 648-1143

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
5:00 – 9:00 pm
Foothill Foodtruck Fest
Ventura Jazz Sextet plays from 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Free to the public
Enjoy the ocean view and sunset
Wine and beer
Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA
For further information, call (805) 648-1143

Foothill FoodTruckFest

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
5:00 – 9:00 pm
Foothill Foodtruck Fest

Ventura Jazz Sextet plays @ 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Free to the public
Enjoy the ocean view and sunset
Wine and beer
Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA
For further information, call (805) 648-1143

Saturday, January 11, 2014
7:30 pm

Ventura Jazz Sextet
Private party @ Westmont College
Santa Barbara, CA

Saturday, December 7, 2013
7:30-10:30 pm

Ventura Jazz Sextet
Private party
Saticoy, CA

 

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Friday, December 6th
8:00-10:30 pm

Holiday Swing Big Band Dance
18-piece Ventura Jazz Orchestra
Open to the public, $15 at the door
Poinsettia Pavilion Ballroom
3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA
For further information, call (805) 648-1143

Sunday, October 27, 2013
2:00-5:00 pm

Taste of Ojai
Ventura Jazz Sextet
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
www.tasteofojai.com
The festivities will include local wines and beers, fantastic food from Ojai’s finest restaurants, and great music & dancing. Proceeds from this event support more than 15 local non-profit organizations serving Ojai Valley families, seniors and youths, schools and nonprofits. The Rotary Club of Ojai awards scholarships and grants to Community Service, Education and “Fit Kids” programs.

 

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Friday, September 27, 2013
8:00-10:30 pm

September Swing Big Band Dance
18-piece Ventura Jazz Orchestra
Open to the public, $15 at the door
Poinsettia Pavilion Ballroom
3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA
For further information, call (805) 648-1143

 

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Saturday, June 29, 2013
8:00-10:30 pm

5-year Anniversary Gala
Swing into Summer Big Band Dance
18-piece Ventura Jazz Orchestra
Open to the public, $15 at the door
Poinsettia Pavilion Ballroom
3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA
For further information, call (805) 648-1143

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