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For over 35 years, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra has been Northeast Ohio’s premier jazz voice. Led by Paul Ferguson, the CJO promotes jazz in its historical and contemporary forms, through concerts with gifted jazz musicians, arrangers, composers and educators in northeast Ohio. The CJO aims for worldwide recognition in cooperation with guest artists, and looks to shepherd young musicians toward the future of jazz. This mission and vision are brought to life through a variety of new music, new compositions and arrangements, and a stellar line-up of well-known guest artists and young up-and-coming talent!

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“I’d like to take them on the road with me.”

– Sarah Vaughan –

Check out our latest blog posts.

January 12, 2021

A Sting You Won’t Mind

The Yellowjackets are very adept at reinventing... Any setting, any style, we know we can do it. Bob Mintzer This week, we’re taking a look at the jazz fusion band the…
January 5, 2021

Meet the Band: Theresa May

We keep our chops up and inspire each other. That is the best way to keep it up, by playing with people. Ingrid Jensen Welcome to 2021! We are kicking off…
December 21, 2020

What’s Going On?

Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche This week, our music sharing includes some of the fabulous projects and concerts going on with amazing Cleveland talent! Mark your…

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