Welcome to 

Vaughn Wiester's 
"Famous Jazz Orchestra"

Official Web site

Mission Statement:  "Playin' the book."


Vaughn Wiester's "Famous Jazz Orchestra" is made up of 22 very talented professional musicians that have come together every Monday evening on a semi-informal basis for the last twenty two (22) years to share their love of  their music by "reading" the best Big Band Charts from the last 50 years.  For us "big band" fans, this is an opportunity to hear the sounds of Woody Herman, Stan KentonDuke Ellington and all the great bands, without ever leaving Columbus.  Give them a listen!

Since the summer of 2011 they have been fortunate to have been hosted every Monday night from 7:30 pm to 10 pm at The Clintonville Woman's Club 3951 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214 (adjacent to Park of Roses.)  Cost is just $10 for adults and $5 for students.  Visit the FJO Schedule page for Guest Performers details - and, FJO vacations. 

"One of the best kept musical secrets in Ohio."  Palmer Moore - Organizer, Ohio Fingerstyle Guitar Club


"This will be our reply to violence; to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before" - Leonard Bernstein