New Mexico Jazz Workshop

Swingdance 505 Featuring Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra & Hillary Smith

Music Under the Stars

Time: 7:00pm     Day: Saturday     Doors: 6:30pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $22 - $25

Swingdance 505 Featuring the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra:


Founded in 1982 by Pancho Romero, the 18-member AJO has been delighting audiences throughout the Southwest for more than thirty years. For many years under the leadership of trombonist John Sanks, the band has performed with an impressive list of guest artists, including Toshiko Akiyoshi, Pete Christlieb, Jim Pugh, Scott Wendholt, Dick Oatts, John Fedchock, Wayne Bergeron, Bob McChesney, Jeff Coffin, Butch Miles and jazz trumpet legend and Albuquerque native Bobby Shew, who served as the Musical Director of AJO from 2007 to 2010.

The band features professional and semi-professional musicians, and public school and university educators.




Chris Buckholz | Micah Hood | John Sanks  | Bill Austell


Steve Figueroa


Michael Anthony


Colin Deuble


Jesse Culberson