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. Circumstances may have led us to cut our season short, but we won’t miss this opportunity to thank all of our fans and donors for their kindness and generosity! You are what motivates us to excellence, and you make it all possible!

We look forward to sharing the music with you next season, and while we aren’t sure yet what each event will look like, we promise to bring you our usual mix of creative and original music with some of Northeast Ohio’s finest musicians.

Thank you!

The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Donors 2019 – 2020

CJO Founder’s Circle ($10,000+)

  • Irving Fine Bequest
  • Barbara Becker Bequest
  • Gizella P. Wagner Bequest
  • Barb & Doug Bletcher

Producer’s Circle ($2500 – $4999)

  • Anna Greenfield

Director’s Circle ($1000 – $2499)

  • Vivienne & Joel Brotman
  • Thomas Coffey
  • Eleanor Dreshfield
  • Emily & Scott Garlock
  • Joan Gelb
  • Lynne & Sam Gerace
  • Gary Guhde
  • Robin Hughes
  • Audrey & Kenny Koblitz
  • Norbert Lewandowski
  • The Albert B. and Audrey G. Ratner Family Foundation
  • Thompson Hine

Arranger ($500 – $999)

  • Steve Balogh
  • Don Bercu
  • Jacquelyn & Eric Daniel
  • David Halliwill
  • Dr. & Mrs. Sheldon Kaffen
  • Barb Kirkley & Marc Paige
  • Laurie & James Mooney
  • Sandra & Marvin Rubin
  • Linda & John Sebo
  • Marcia Snavely & Greg Polyak
  • James Szabo
  • Musette Vincent & Jim Chandler

Soloist ($250 – $499)

  • Judie & Bruce Amsel
  • Bruce Bartter
  • Lew Bernard Jr.
  • Evie Braman
  • Paul Ferguson
  • Mr. & Mrs. George Harris
  • Stanley Kline
  • Richard Linnevers
  • George Morris
  • Antonio Oliverio
  • George Shernit
  • Marcy & Dennis Schwartz
  • Nonie & Phillip Stella

Lead Chair ($100 – $249)

  • Jenny & Brian Annando
  • Chris Anderson
  • Lou Armagno
  • Carolyn & Imre Balogh
  • Nancy & Lawrence Bell
  • Jenny & Glen Brown
  • Chris Burge
  • Dayna & Daniel Charlick
  • Shara & Steve Cocchiola
  • Richard R. Colbert Contributions Fund
  • Chris Coles
  • In Memory of Kenneth Cooley
  • Carolyn Danielson
  • Shreebatsa Dhital
  • Jill & Michael Enright
  • Char & Chuck Fowler
  • Sheila & Sandy Fox
  • Arlene Fritz
  • Lois Gaynor
  • Sarah & David Gedeon
  • Michael Giarrizzo
  • Mary & Tony Glauser
  • Linda Grandstaff & Timothy Clarke
  • Lilli & Seth Harris
  • Susan & Robert Hurwitz
  • Marilyn & Dennis Johnson
  • Terry & Jim Juliano
  • Carolyn & John Karkosiak
  • Howard Kline
  • Richard Koblitz
  • Dr. & Mrs. Mark Levine
  • Raymond Lezak
  • Ronald Liesemer
  • Andrea Martin
  • Cathy and Jay Mckelvey Giving Fund
  • Julie Micheletti & James Gray
  • Destina Moga
  • Isabella Moga
  • Shirley Morgenstern & Carl Topilow
  • Deborah Neale
  • Norma McLaughlin Nelson
  • Kim Parry
  • Aidan Plank
  • Katherine & Steven Plank
  • Dennis Quigley
  • Melinda & James Reynolds
  • Sandra & Robert Reynolds
  • Charles Ritley
  • Mikki & Michael Rocker
  • Jim Rupp
  • Jack Schantz
  • Linda & Ralph Scola
  • Beth Sersig & Chris Brandt
  • Randi Shane & Greg Myers
  • Charles W. Shuster Family
  • Jay Siegel
  • Neale Slocum
  • Patricia Smith
  • Linda & Jon Sobel
  • Judy Steehler & Bill Stigelman
  • Butchie Udelson
  • Susanne Vadnal
  • Paul Vincent
  • Brad Wagner
  • Mary Warren
  • Kenneth Welsh
  • Anne Marie & Renny Wolfson
  • Evelyn Wright
  • Robert Zollars

Sideman ($1 – $99)

  • Kathryn Allyn
  • Loretta Baldwin
  • Penny & Brian Benchek
  • Dottie Borer
  • Damien Boyd
  • John Briggs
  • Jerry Bruno
  • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Chaka
  • Jennifer Conn
  • Mary Ellen Cotter
  • Richard Dacek
  • Zesterine Davis
  • Mr. & Mrs. Richard Dettelbach
  • Gwin Eckert
  • Ashley & Michael Fisher
  • Stewart Freedman
  • Laura Garcia
  • Maureen Garnett
  • Justine & John Gevisser
  • Liza Grossman
  • Sandra Greiner
  • John Hall
  • Rebecca Hall
  • Noreen Hernan
  • Greg Hillis
  • Linda Collins Jackson
  • Judith & Donald Jacobson
  • Karen & Marc Jaffe
  • Heather Johnson
  • Chris Kane
  • Donna & Peter Kelly
  • Joe Kelly
  • Jack Kent
  • Key Bank Foundation
  • John Kupersmith
  • Theresa & Ben Lesh
  • Carol & Carl Lindblom
  • Doug Marsh
  • Ralph Meyer
  • Cherie Banks Meyers
  • Barbara Myers
  • Sherry & Timothy Neiderkorn
  • Robert Norwick
  • Dianne Palmer
  • Michael Patti
  • Susan & Richard Pejeau
  • Judie & David Perelman
  • Daniel Petricig
  • Jack Reilly
  • Richard Rothaar
  • Mary Sayre
  • Dillon Shidemantle
  • Germaine Spencer
  • Frank Stanek
  • Li Tian
  • Margo Vinney & Jeffrey Chaitoff
  • Vicki Walker
  • Christina Wong
Thank you to Jackson Lewis and James Verdi for your support.

Your donations not only make our season possible, but provide the much needed funding for the CJO to provide outreach in the community and perpetuate the love of jazz for generations to come.

We have missed sharing live music with you, and we’re excited to announce that we have some tentative dates for when we hope to share music with you in person this summer! We will keep you updated on these dates, and any others that may arise.

CJO in the City:

  • August 2: Ashland Bandshell, 8 – 9:15 p.m. (FREE!!!)
  • August 19: Broadview Heights Community Amphitheater, 7 – 10 p.m. trio (FREE!!!)

Mark your calendars to see us back in the wild!