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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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– Sarah Vaughan –

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May 5, 2021

Remembering Chick Corea

When I am learning something, I'm in my element. Chick Corea Earlier this year, the jazz world, and music world, lost the brilliant Chick Corea. Throughout his lengthy career, he…
April 27, 2021

The Power of Listening

Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand. Stevie Wonder As Jazz Appreciation Month comes to an end, we want to give a big shout-out to…
April 20, 2021

A Warm Welcome!

If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know. Louis Armstrong The CJO celebrates jazz as a uniquely American art form, and we are continuously seeking ways to…

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