2023 - 2024

Holiday Swing Dance

Saturday, 16 December 2023 @ 7:30pm

The Ballroom at Best Western Plus Hotel – Keene, NH

The Keene Jazz Orchestra invites you to brighten your holiday season spirits with the classic sounds of an authentic big-band dance. Celebrate and enjoy the brilliance of a 17-piece band fronted by dynamic vocalist Rebecca Holtz, sharing the music of Count Basie, Glenn Miller, and Benny Goodman, as well as a variety of seasonal swingers and holiday classics.  

Founded by Scott Mullett, the Keene Jazz Orchestra's mission is to perform, propagate, and provide education for American Big Band music.  The group is comprised of the Monadnock region's finest instrumentalists, educators, and students, and boasts a résumé of performances and collaborations with some of the greatest living performers and repertoire in jazz and big band music. 

Music fans of all ages are welcome to dance and be joyful in the company of a live swing orchestra. Bar and food service will be available through Tempesta’s  restaurant at the Best Western Plus, in Keene, NH.

Tickets are $15 adults/$12 students and are on sale at Toadstool Bookstore Keene & Prime Roast on Main Street Keene beginning on November 25, 2022 as well as online at

KJO is a 501(c)(3) certified non-profit organization whose programming supports live music and jazz education in the Monadnock Region. We thank you for your support! 

Keene Jazz Orchestra is generously supported by the Barbara M. and Robert C. Cummings Fund for the Arts of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation


KHS Jazz Invitational

Friday, 26 January 2024 @ 7:00pm

Keene High School Auditorium – Keene, NH

Valentine Swing Dance

Saturday, 17 February 2024 @ 7:30pm

Ballroom at the Best Western – Keene, NH

Annual Spring Concert

Saturday, 8 June 2024 @ 7:30pm

Keene Middle School Auditorium – Keene, NH

2022 - 2023

Spring Concert

Saturday, 3 June 2023 @ 7:30pm

Keene Middle School Auditorium – Keene, NH

The Keene Jazz Orchestra is excited to announce its upcoming Spring Concert of traditional and contemporary big band music, including two spectacular guest soloists.

This year's concert will include special performances by NEA Jazz Master, living jazz legend, and bebop vocal pioneer Sheila Jordan.  Sheila will be singing small group and big band numbers with arrangements by Amherst Jazz Professor Jeff Holmes.  Joining Sheila and the KJO with be acclaimed pianist and Berklee College of Music Professor Russell Hoffman, who has performed with Billy Hart, James Moody, Joe Zawinul, and Scott Mullett. The program also includes a mix of classic and contemporary works by Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, and Les Hooper.

The Jazz Orchestra, founded 19 years ago by Scott Mullett, and now under the direction of local bassist Steve Cady, will continue to celebrate all the jazz that Scott brought to the Monadnock region. The Orchestra encourages people of all ages to attend this concert for a rare opportunity to hear authentic Big Band music live. Tickets are $15/$12 for adults/seniors & students  and can be purchased below.  They also will be available at Toadstool Bookstore in Keene and Prime Roast on Main Street starting May 3rd.

KHS Jazz Invitational

Friday, 27 January 2023 @ 7:00pm

Keene High School Auditorium – Keene, NH

Holiday Swing Dance

Saturday, 17 December 2022 @ 7:30pm

The Ballroom at Best Western Plus Hotel – Keene, NH

Sheila Jordan

Sheila Jordan

Please consider making a donation in Scott’s honor to the 

Scott Mullett Fund for 

Jazz Education

You can also donate via mail

by sending a check payable to:

 Keene Jazz Orchestra

39 Ridgewood Ave

Keene NH 03431

memo Scott Mullett Fund