2014-2015 Season Overview

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September 13, 2014 (Saturday)
Maiden Voyage - A Tribute to Herbie Hancock

Hanna Theatre
Led by Sean Jones
Explore the diversity of Herbie Hancock’s legacy on this musical voyage through his celebrated career. We’ll embark with works from his years with Miles Davis like “The Sorcerer” and “Little One,” then navigate his landmark album, Maiden Voyage with “Dolphin Dance” and “Eye of the Hurricane.” We’ll round out our journey with tunes from Hancock’s 2007 Grammy Award winning album, River: The Joni Letters.

October 30 (Thursday) & November 1, 2014 (Saturday)
Rockit! Herbie Goes Electric

Kennedy’s
Led by Sean Jones, Accompanied by Hubbs Groove
Turn up the funk with a celebration of Hancock’s electric side! Fans of his 1973 Head Hunter’s album will not be disappointed. A solid mix of rhythm, blues, funk and jazz, this concert highlights the origins of the jazz-funk movement spearheaded by Hancock.

December 13, 2014 (Saturday)
A Not So Silent Night Goes (Pea)Nuts

Hanna Theatre
Led by Sean Jones
A new take on our holiday tradition, as Sean Jones and the CJO create a cinematic salute to holidays. From Vince Guaraldi trio’s familiar arrangements in Charlie Brown Christmas, including “Christmas Time Is Here" and “Greensleeves” to surprise ‘treats’ from all of your favorite holiday cartoons and movies, this nostalgic concert will hit all the right notes for the holidays!

December 14, 2014 (Sunday)
Jingle Bell Jazz Matinee Goes (Pea)Nuts!

Hanna Theatre
Led by Sean Jones
An even family-friendlier version of our celebrated holiday concert, featuring a shortened program, $10 tickets for all, our popular interactive instrument “petting zoo,” holiday cartoon themed music from Charlie Brown Christmas and more! Yule love it!

February 14, 2015 (Saturday)
No Need for Words: LOVE in CLE

Hanna Theatre
Led by Sean Jones
How about a little musical foreplay with this Valentine’s themed concert guaranteed to get you in the mood. A little sweet, a little seductive, and all smooth, Jones will share “Date Night” along with other original and familiar swoon-inducing tunes to make it a night to remember—during and after the concert.

March 21, 2015 (Saturday)
Swing’s the Thing

Ohio Theatre
Hosted by Bill Rudman, Paul Ferguson and Joe Hunter
Put on your zoot suit and your reet pleet… From the mid-1930s through the mid-40s, the sounds of swing echoed in the land –and in Broadway and Hollywood musicals the cats were hep! Our concert features some rare film clips of the big bands in film musicals, and as for Broadway, the theater district was only a few blocks away from the cradle of swing on 52nd Street. Jazz exploded on stage and screen, and we’ll take note in songs ranging from “Swinging on a Star” to “Accentuate the Positive.”

May 2, 2015 (Saturday)
CJO Celebrates 30: Yesterday, Today & Forever

Hanna Theatre
Led by Sean Jones
Founded over 30-years ago and still going strong , the CJO has heralded music and musicians that have defined jazz in Cleveland and around the world. We’ll bring back your favorite CJO musicians, arrangers, and compositions and introduce the future stars of jazz with a concert that took three decades to create. A can’t-miss conclusion to our anniversary season!


Featured Video

Dave Brubeck’s classic from our Jazz In Odd Time gig at the Hanna Theater

Featured Events

Thanks for a great 2013-14 season.  See you in September!

Mar. 21, 2015

March 21, 2015 (Saturday)
Swing’s the Thing
Ohio Theatre
Hosted by Bill Rudman, Paul Ferguson and Joe Hunter

Put on your zoot suit and your reet pleet… from the mid-1930s through the mid-40s, the sounds of swing echoed in the land – and in Broadway and Hollywood musicals the cats were hep! Our concert features some rare film clips of the Big Bands in film musicals, and as for Broadway, the theater district was only a few blocks away from the cradle of swing on 52nd Street. Jazz exploded on stage and screen, and we’ll take note in songs ranging from “Swinging on a Star” to “Accentuate the Positive.”

May 2, 2015

May 2, 2015 (Saturday)
CJO Celebrates 30: Yesterday, Today & Forever
Hanna Theatre
Led by Sean Jones

Founded over thirty years ago and still going strong, the CJO has heralded music and musicians that have defined jazz in Cleveland and around the world. We’ll bring back your favorite CJO musicians, arrangers, and compositions and introduce the future stars of jazz with a concert that took three decades to create. A can’t-miss conclusion to our anniversary season!

Ticket info coming soon.

Upcoming Shows

JUN 15

30th Anniversary Season Announced!

Sept. 13, 2014

MAIDEN VOYAGE - HERBIE HANCOCK

OCT. 30, 2014

ROCKIT!

Nov. 1, 2014

ROCKIT!

Dec. 13, 2014

NOT SO SILENT NIGHT

Dec. 14, 2014

Jingle Bell Matinee (Pea)Nuts!

Feb. 14, 2015

LOVE in CLE

Mar. 21, 2015

Swing’s the Thing

Latest from the CJO

May 22
Colleen Sherman

Colleen Sherman

The CJO Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Colleen Sherman has been named as full-time Executive Director of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra effective immediately.  Sherman has been interim Executive Director and has shown a great ability to lead the organization through her administrative as well as fundraising duties.  She can be reached at colleen@clevelandjazz.org.