Just Friends Big Band rehearses weekly and performs 6 to 8 times a year – at NDA, and at various community venues and private affairs throughout the Twin Cities. The band has played on local live radio, at the famous First Avenue in Minneapolis, and most sadly in May 2009 in a return to Sundin Hall, for Paul Pizner's memorial.
The band’s leader, since 2001, is Adam Bestler. Adam is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Morris, with professional credentials that include a stint with the Count Basie Orchestra. Just Friends Big Band is available for hire, for private bookings and community events — contact us for information.