Mission Statement

The Frisco Jazz Band is a non-profit organization performing live big band music to entertain the public and, encourage and support young local musicians.

About the band

The Frisco Jazz Band is an all-volunteer, community-based, 19 piece big band performing jazz and dance standards based in Frisco, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.

Our main goal is to bring a high level of musicianship suitable for public and private perfomances, while having fun in an enjoyable environment. The FJB performs classic Big Band swing tunes from the "Great American Song Book". These enduring standards include songs from Broadway, the movies, and Tin Pan Alley.

Some of the many composers included are George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael, Henry Mancini. We also perform songs made famous by Count Basie, Les Brown, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, and Norah Jones.

Instrumentation

As a community band, we wish to keep on open policy, allowing those with the proper qualifications to join. We wish to maintain a specific instrumentation for a traditional big band.

Rehearsals

We currently rehearse most Sundays from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at:

Congregation Beth Torah
720 W. Lookout Dr.
Richardson, TX 75080