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The Mike Vax Jazz Orchestra & The Mike Vax Big Band

Is there anyone crazy enough to lead one big band, let alone two? The answer is yes, he’s Mike Vax! Mike is the Director of The Mike Vax Jazz Orchestra (MVJO), and The Mike Vax Big Band (MVBB).

The Mike Vax Jazz Orchestra The current MVJO (formerly the New Oakland Jazz Orchestra) is made up of musicians from many of the most famous big bands, such as: Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Duke Ellington, Clark Terry, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Cab Calloway, Ray McKinley, and Tex Beneke. These musicians are some of the finest to reside in the San Francisco Bay Area....
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    Stan Kenton Alumni Band: Road Scholars

    Summit Records
    2014
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    Stan Kenton Alumni Band: Have Band Will Travel

    Summit Records
    2010
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    Stan Kenton Alumni Band: Have Band, Will Travel (Live)

    Summit Records
    2010
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    Sounds from the Road

    Summit Records
    2009
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    Vaxuosity

    Summit Records
    2008
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    The Mike Vax Big Band: Next Stop: Live... On the Road

    Summit Records
    2005
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    Live... On the Road


    2003
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Featured recording “Sounds From The Road”

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Sounds From The Road

Summit Records (2009)

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