About the AJO
The Artistic Jazz Orchestra (AJO) is an extraordinary group dedicated to sharing the rich tradition of big band jazz. Initially focused on the music of Stan Kenton, the orchestra has expanded its repertoire to encompass the sounds of the 1940s to the 1960s. With a deep musical and personal connection, the orchestra members form a close-knit family that radiates joy and enthusiasm in their performances. You can expect a fun and nostalgic journey through time as the Artistic Jazz Orchestra sweeps you away with iconic tunes from legendary figures like Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, and more.
The Artistic Jazz Orchestra has been led by Paul Martin, an Ashland native, for over 30 years. Having built an impressive repertoire, Paul captivates audiences with his artistry and energy, delivering memorable performances every time.