Keller Coker founded the AMO Big Band in the summer of 2013, as a reading band comprised of the musicians from the American Metropole Orchestra.  With the original intent being to rehearse and play interesting and challenging big band music, the AMO Big Band soon started to perform, playing for the Monmouth Concert in the Park series in September 2013.  Since that time, the band has performed concerts throughout the Mid-Willamette Valley. 

The AMO Big Band has a diverse repertoire, ranging from Fletcher Henderson to Quincy Jones, and Count Basie to Weather Report.  Their set also features originals by Keller Coker and Adam Bates.  For more information email us at


The AMO Big Band

Upcoming Events

Feb 7th, 2015:    Andy Martin with the    6:00pm

                               AMO Big Band

                        West Salem Jazz Festival        

Past Events

9/26/2014:    New Student Week Show at WOU

                        Featuring the AMO Big Band

5/01/2014:    Christo’s Pizzeria, Restaurant

                      & Lounge                         

3/15/2014:    Western Hemisphere Voices Sing

                    the Music of Ray Charles Featuring

                        the AMO Big Band and Strings

1/17/2014:    Sherry Alves Singing Ella Fitzgerald

                          Featuring the AMO Big Band

9/26/2013:    Monmouth Music in the Park Series

                          Featuring the AMO Big Band