The Ageless Jazz Band began in 1990 as a CSMA class for musicians looking for an opportunity to play big band swing music, and was originally directed by George Carvel. Having evolved beyond a class experience, the AJB is now a year-round performing ensemble, featured at local and regional festivals and special events, and is currently directed by Nick Pauldine. Volunteer membership is by invitation, following an informal “audition” process, and rehearsals are open for observation by CSMA members and students. Accomplished CSMA students are encouraged to participate in rehearsals as available space allows.
The Ageless Jazz Band supports CSMA by hosting periodic fundraiser performances, promoting the school in public performances, and through annual donations.