Welcome to the web page of the Baton Rouge Jazz Ensemble (BRJE), an 18 piece non-profit community Big Band made up of professional and amateur musicians from all walks of life.

The BRJE was originally established on Columbus Day, October 11, 1993 when its first rehearsal was held in the band room of Baton Rouge Magnet High School.

The BRJE owes its existence to our founder, Robert "Ricky" Stockner.

Its mission is to expose the citizens of the Greater Baton Rouge area to the sound of Big Band Jazz music.

Under the direction of Mr. John Gerbrecht, the BRJE fulfills this mission by performing during the spring and fall of each year at local community events, church fairs and charity functions all across the metro area.

The BRJE is incorporated with the Louisiana Secretary of State's office as a non-profit corporation. It will soon apply to the IRS for 501-C3 non-profit status.

Special thanks to parishioners of St. George Catholic Church for letting us use their music room for our rehearsals.