Dedicated to advancing and preserving the big band jazz tradition, the 17-piece Asheville Jazz Orchestra is western North Carolina's premier big band. Whether they are playing a swing dance, club date, or formal concert, the AJO is the hardest swinging band in Asheville.
The Asheville Jazz Orchestra was founded in 2005. Dedicated to preserving and advancing the big band jazz tradition, the AJO can be heard throughout western North Carolina performing swing dances, on stage at clubs, and in formal concert settings. The AJO's repertoire ranges from the dance classics of the Swing Era through original charts by area composers.