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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.

June 8, 2021

Meet the CJO: Scott Garlock

Jazz is my adventure. Thelonious Monk This week, we’re taking you back behind the scenes to share a little more info about our Executive Director, trombonist, and author of our…
June 2, 2021


...and the livin' is easy. DuBose Heyward As we are at the unofficial start to summer, we wanted to kick off the season with some fresh tunes for hot days.…
May 26, 2021

Bossa Nova, Baby!

Love is eternal for as long as it lasts. Vinícius de Moraes This week, we’re highlighting a jazz adjacent music genre, the Bossa nova, which was born in Brazil in…

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