The Stanford Jazz Orchestra is a student music ensemble committed to keeping the tradition of big band jazz alive at Stanford. It rehearses three times a week and performs once a quarter in the Bing Concert Hall.
Each concert features a special guest artist playing with the band. SJO has performed with Louie Bellson, Bob Florence, James Moody, Cedar Walton, Bobby Hutcherson, Jon Faddis, Eddie Henderson, Jimmy Heath, Billy Higgins, Jeff Clayton, Dave Douglas, Charles McPherson, Ingrid Jenson, Marvin Stamm, Carl Allen, Roscoe Mitchell, and many others.
Notable alumni of the group include Tom Harrell, Ray Drummond, Larry Grenadier, and two time Emmy winner Glen Daum.