Booking bandleader, jazz group leader and event producer Mike Vax for a clinic and/or a concert is a unique experience. He has performed concerts and workshops in both the classical and jazz idioms at over 3000 high schools, colleges and universities all over the world. Click to get more information.
This collaboration is a musical experience nearly 50 years in the making. Ron and Mike have been friends since 1971, but had never played together until 2017. They perform a varied repertoire that includes jazz, classical and trumpet favorites that span both areas. Any performance by these two world class trumpeters includes a student or community clinic.
The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra was formed to honor Stan play new music and older music in the Kenton style. The band performs meaningful music, talks about the importance of the jazz heritage in America, brings jazz music to young people, and offers audiences a relaxed, entertaining atmosphere. The band tours the United States every year.
Four TRPTS and four rhythm players help to tell the story of jazz trumpet and jazz itself. Formed in 1985 to bring the history of jazz trumpet to audiences through performing voiced out solos from famous jazz trumpet players, TRPTS (Trumpets) plays music associated with trumpet jazz over the years, and presents new music written especially for the group.
Great American Jazz Band
Mike Vax and his Great American Jazz Band bring dynamic excitement to audiences wherever they appear. Their music knows no boundaries, as the group attains a swinging jazz feel, while playing tunes from the late 1800’s through today. Members of the band have performed with some of the greatest names in jazz.
Leader Mike Vax is very active in the music education field. He has done concerts and workshops in both the classical and jazz idioms at over 3000 high schools, colleges and universities all over the world. He is an international performing artist for the Warburton Instrument Company.
Any booking includes the opportunity for students to gain valuable insight into making and appreciating music through school performances and clinics.
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