Big band entertainment like no other in North Texas

KAYJO provides free jazz concerts featuring world-class pros with the best local young musicians.

Who said "free concert" has to mean "amateur"?

The Keller Area Youth Jazz Orchestra features All-Region and All-State musicians with headliners from some of the top jazz bands.

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Fun for all ages

Big band music isn’t just for older generations. Younger people enjoy getting into the swing of things, too. And kids love it!


Big band jazz is fine art threatened with extinction⁠—but not in Keller! Be inspired by the best young local talent.

Got what it takes to hang with the top players in the area? Apply to join!

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Always free

Thanks to the generous support of local businesses, arts councils, and people like you, KAYJO concerts are free to all who want to attend.

This ain't no kiddie show!

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Be entertained by the best young musicians

Big band music is fun, positive, and uplifting for anyone. Since 2010, we have entertained the community while providing DFW-area All Region and All State musicians a way to hone their instruments.

These kids don’t sound like kids. They play at a professional level, often onstage with professional jazz musicians. Our guests have included musicians from Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Lincoln Center, the US Naval School of Music, and even Blood, Sweat & Tears.

Mark your calendar for our next show and come see what you’re missing!

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Come see us play!

Don’t let these events pass you by. We’ll save you a seat!

Hear from Some of Our Alumni

"Bands at UNT were officially announced today, and I'll be playing lead in the 2 O'clock this semester!! I truly cannot thank you enough for inviting me to KAYJO back in 8th grade. There's no way I'd be where I am now without KAYJO."
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Ryan Gilbert
Trumpet; Lead Pastor, Lamar Baptist Church

Thank you to our sponsors for keeping jazz free in Keller

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All-Region or All-Stater?

KAYJO is an opportunity for you to excel even more!

Local business?

KAYJO can help you promote your business!

Interested in supporting KAYJO?

Your tax-deductible donation can help us keep tuition low for families and concerts free for the community.