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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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August 4, 2020

B is for …BEBOP!

Bebop wasn't developed in any deliberate way. Thelonious Monk This week we’re learning about bebop and some of the artists that brought forth this revolution in jazz. In the early…
July 27, 2020

The CJO says G is for …Gratitude!

To me, jazz is a place where anything is possible. Bill Frisell Dear friends of the CJO, Our final concert of our 35th season would have taken place this weekend.…
July 26, 2020

T is for… TROMBONE!

The jazz trombone is a magical experience, particularly to hear and listen to. John Jensen This week, we’re diving into brass and highlighting the trombone, an instrument that really started…

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