Bob Stone, Musical Director
     'South Florida's Award-Winning Big Band Jazz Experience'



The Naples Jazz Orchestra (NJO) is a big band in the tradition of the legendary bands of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich and the Tonight Show Band, and performs the music of the greatest composers, arrangers and bands in jazz history. The NJO is comprised of some of the finest professional jazz musicians in Florida, and was formed to provide the highest quality big band jazz experience available to audiences and musicians in Southwest Florida.

Now in its fifth season, The NJO received the 2013 'Champion Award' for "Best Musical Entertainment"  in the Southwest Florida Readers' Choice Awards poll. The NJO is pleased to receive support from WAVV 101.1 FM, Gems & Gold, Naples Daily News, Stock Development Corporation  and The Arlington.


As a non-profit organization, the Mission of The NJO is to contribute to the musical enjoyment and education of the residents of Naples and the surrounding communities, and to maintain and expand the awareness of big band music in America.  The NJO performs a series of theme-based concerts each season at the Cambier Park Bandshell in Naples, Florida.  The band also features a variety of guest artists, and performs in other venues and private engagements.

Through its organization and management of The Naples Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO), The NJO is committed to the education and development of young musicians, and to passing this great music on to the next generation.  The NYJO is comprised of some of the area's finest high school musicians and performs at Cambier Park along with The NJO.
Our Vision for a Youth Jazz Orchestra has become a reality!
The Naples Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) is comprised of young musicians from many of the area’s schools, and rehearsal sessions run concurrent with the normal school year. These talented young musicians are mentored by the NJO Musical Director, Assistant Musical Director, and top section players. They learn jazz ensemble playing and solo performance, and will play some of the same big band charts as the NJO. Any student who can qualify for this band through the audition process will receive a full scholarship for participation in the program. The NYJO will perform along with the NJO at Cambier Park and in other selected venues.
We thank all of our corporate and individual sponsors for helping us launch this program. We need your continued support to make this wonderful educational, arts and cultural initiative for the Naples area an ongoing success. Please visit our Sponsorship page and be part of our effort to keep this great music alive into the next generation.
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