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About the SAME IS LAME


The Same Is Lame Jazz Ambassadors is "Not Your Grandpa's Big Band!"  Based in Clermont, Florida, we are a 20-piece jazz ensemble made up of some of the best talent in the north central Florida area.  Our band consists of professional musicians, music educators, college students, high school and middle school music students and members of the community.

The Jazz Ambassadors performs music from the big band era of the 1930s through some of the current hits of today.  The band also has a Sounds of the Season program and can accommodate most special requests.  If you have a musical need, the Jazz Ambassadors can take care of you!

The ensemble is sponsored by the Same Is Lame Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that believes exceptional people create extraordinary impact in the world.  The Foundation gives scholarships to students who are pursuing arts-related endeavors.

The Jazz Ambassadors was founded in December 2015 by Allen J. Venezio and his brother, Jimmy Vee, as a way to spread the message of the Foundation and to raise funds for the scholarship program.  Jimmy serves as the Foundation's President and Allen serves as Treasurer.

You can read more about the Same Is Lame Foundation and apply for a scholarship at

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