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The Ventura Jazz Orchestra performing at The Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA
The Ventura Jazz Orchestra performing at The Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

Ventura Jazz Orchestra

Make your next event one that your guests will remember for a lifetime!

The Ventura Jazz Orchestra is a classic, traditional big band featuring 17 musicians recreating and performing your favorite music from the swing era and beyond. Having performed throughout the Southern California area, the VJO brings to life the music that conjures up good memories of life with your sweetheart, your parents or even your grandparents, depending into which decade you were born.

With a horn section that includes five saxophone players, four trombonists, and four trumpet players, a rhythm section… piano, guitar, bass, and drums… (yes, that’s a BIG BAND!), the Ventura Jazz Orchestra is available for parties, weddings, dances, receptions, fundraisers and corporate events in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties and beyond.


The Ventura Jazz Sextet
The Ventura Jazz Sextet

Ventura Jazz Sextet

Creating lifelong memories, one party at a time!

The Ventura Jazz Sextet is a jazz combo featuring six musicians (piano, bass, drums, saxophone, trumpet and trombone) and vocalist Donna Greene. Great for more intimate events or when you want a different sound… cocktail hour, dinner music, receptions or parties… The sextet is available for all the same types of events as the big band, but in a scaled down version.

That classic big band sound for your next event!

Founded in 2008 by Dean Adams, Managing Director, both of these bands are comprised of top working professionals from the Southern California area. They have captured that amazing sound of past decades to bring to life material from Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Billy Mann, Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney, The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Linda Ronstadt, Julie London and many more.

For more information about when and where we’re playing, see our calendar. You can also visit our contact page to be placed on our emailing list. We send out periodic emails to let everyone what’s going on.

If you are in the Santa Barbara, Ventura, or Los Angeles areas, give us a shout today to book your next party! Or if you’d just like more information about our offerings, feel free to contact us.