VJO (Ventura Jazz orchestra) is an 18 piece big band. I played drums for VJO for over 2 years. It was a great experience to drive that VJO bus ! Dean Adams is the band director and works very hard to keep the big band going strong. These recordings were taken at rehearsals and on some of our gigs. I never thought I would have an opportunity to play with an 18 piece big band ... it was a thrill !!