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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 –

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November 17, 2020

For Your Listening Pleasure…

Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life. Art Blakey As the holiday season draws near, we continue to look for things that will distract, divert, and delight us, and,…
November 10, 2020

The CJO Needs YOU!

Music is a language, a universal langage. Sun Ra For over 35 years, people like you have enabled the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra to bring the finest in jazz education and…
November 3, 2020

Jazz Origins

If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know. Louis Armstrong As we take a breather after sharing OUR origin story with everyone at our online benefit on…

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