“From personal experience, I know the impact that music education can have of the lives of young people. As Artistic Director of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, it is my mission to find ways to bring music to the community and provide opportunities for young and old to experience jazz, in its many forms,” Paul Ferguson, CJO Artistic Director.

Bring the CJO to YOUR SCHOOL

The CJO would love the opportunity to partner with you to promote jazz education in Northeast Ohio. The CJO can come to your school in a variety of ways! Book the band to work with your students for a session and then perform a Side-by-Side piece in a concert featuring your band and the CJO. Or, engage individual artists to provide master classes/clinics for your whole band or meet with individual sections. And of course you can invite CJO artists to play with your band as guest performers. We are here to support the work you are doing with your students.  In addition to being fantastic players, every member of the CJO has significant and successful teaching experience, and we want to share our expertise and love of Jazz! 

Through our generous donors we can offer partial subsidies to support opportunities for your students.  These funds are limited, so please contact us now to schedule! 

Also, at no charge to you, there are opportunities available to host the CJO at your school for an evening open rehearsal for your students to observe as the CJO gets ready for one of their upcoming shows. Students that attend these rehearsals will be offered free tickets to the CJO concert being rehearsed! 

For further information, contact: 

Scott Garlock


We are also making available free tickets to certain subscription series concerts! You can bring your entire jazz ensemble and experience the music performed by the best jazz musicians in Northeast Ohio together. There will also be a Pre-Concert lecture with members of the CJO about the music that will be performed and various aspects about the journey to becoming a professional musician. This field trip experience has proven to be a wonderful opportunity for bands and their directors--not only do your kids get to hear fantastic music played by fantastic performers, they also can learn a little bit about the business side of the industry!

These will be limited and will be granted first come, first served--so, contact us as soon as possible for availability using the form below or by contacting Scott Garlock at 855-301-5299 or

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