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Mission statement - To create and perform big band jazz in the tradition of the "big-bands", such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Les Brown, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Doc Severinsen, and many others. To share with the community the joy and excitement we experience from performing this music, and to help one another become better musicians in the process.

Donations - You can help support the Northern Lights Jazz Orchestra and preserve a piece of Americana by making a tax-deductable donation in any amount to:
Northern Lights Jazz Orchestra
415 Buena Vista Pl.
Bellingham, WA 98226
Be sure to include your mailing address so we can send your CD/tape: Contributions of $25. or more will receive a complimentary copy of the NLJO's new CD.
Donations will be used to repay our outstanding obligations, produce and distribute promotional materials, provide artist and hardship stipends, buy new music, and acquire additional stage equipment needed for upcoming performances.

Sponsorships - Business can help by becoming a sponsor of the Northern Lights Jazz Orchestra. During the past year our music has touched the lives of many people through our public appearances. Performances already booked for the coming year are even more ambitious and exciting.
In recognition of your financial support, we will offer you the opportunity to display your company name and logo on all associated promotional materials and signage displayed at our performances. Depending upon the level of your sponsorship, we offer many other co-promotional opportunities as well.

Volunteers - Volunteers are needed to help with many aspects of the NLJO's rehearsals, operations and performances, e.g., staging, music librarian, transportation, sound technician, photography, clerical, marketing, etc. If you would like to get involved in an exciting musical experience with some other great people, contact the Band Director, Paul Sorensen, at (360)223-8845 or If you have the time and energy, we've got a job for you!

Support of the Northern Lights Jazz Orchestra - The NLJO is a non-profit organization. We rely on small performance fees, monetary gifts, work-in-kind contributions of our musicians, donations and grants by individuals, corporations and foundations.

Northern Lights Jazz Orchestra
415 Buena Vista Place
Bellingham, WA. USA 98226


Copyright on all materials 10/1/2004, by Sorensen Sound Music.