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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.

April 5, 2021

Meet the Band: Jim Rupp

I can't see myself doing anything else in this life except playing music. Mel Lewis As we enter Jazz Appreciation Month, we’re going to meet another member of the CJO!…
March 30, 2021

Fight for Jazz

"...I followed the course of the music that I loved." Lorraine Gordon Not everyone that loves jazz has the gift to perform jazz. Some help comes from behind the scenes,…
March 24, 2021

Spring Forward with the CJO

Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche Part of the mission of the CJO is to educate and inspire new generations of jazz listeners, teachers, players, and jazz…

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