'Autumn Leaves' for a fall evening

Black Mountain News
The Asheville Jazz Orchestra weighs in each month at the White Horse Black Mountain with swing standards as well as new compositions for big band. It plays again at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Founded in 2006 and under the direction of trombonist Dave Wilken, the AJO has evolved into Western North Carolina’s hardest-swinging band, one whose mission is to preserve and advance America’s big band jazz tradition. It plays music from the canon of Swing Era greats like Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman but also make forays into more progressive works by Stan Kenton, Thad Jones and Gordon Goodwin. Tickets are $15.