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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.

July 28, 2021

Meet the CJO: Theresa Lesh

When she walks down the street, she leaves notes. Jimmy Rowles This week, we’re learning about our Managing Director, and the voice behind our newsletters and social media, Theresa Lesh.…
July 20, 2021

Sound Advice Pt. 4

There's no romance in singing about an iPod. Jack White This week, we are returning to our listening series with our Executive Director, Dr. Scott Garlock, as he shares some…
July 13, 2021

Summertime News

Where words leave off, music begins. Heinrich Heine We have a lovely mix of CJO news this week - we are celebrating the newest additions to our Board, and one…

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