Cleveland Jazz Orchestra

2015-2016 Season

Season subscriptions were on sale through September 1, 2015. Individual tickets are now on sale.
The 2015-2016 season package includes the following five concerts:

September 12 – On the Sunny Side: An Evening of Ella & Ellington
We’re kicking off the season ‘On the Sunny Side’ with the sprightly, lush textures of Duke Ellington and the warm and elegant timbered Ella Fitzgerald being transfigured under the arrangements of Paul Ferguson.

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November 7 – A Tribute to Sinatra, Strayhorn & Holiday
Exploiting the extraordinary and melding the vibes, this concert promises to break new ground on traditional favorites like Take the A Train and Strange Fruit, among others.

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December 11-12 – (choose one date), 2015: A Not-So-Silent Night: Peanuts & Pop Culture Christmas
A new take on our holiday tradition, as Paul Ferguson, Evelyn Wright, and the CJO create a cinematic salute to holidays.

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February 12-13 – (choose one date): Love & Longing in CLE
A little sweet, a little seductive, and little longing, guest artist Dominick Farinacci will share tunes from his latest recording along with Paul Ferguson’s original arrangements and familiar swoon-inducing favorites to make it a night to remember.

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April 30 – Caliente! The Buena Vista Social Club Experience
At its height, The Buena Vista Social Club was the world’s hottest hub for musicians to meet and play during the 1940s.

Additional Shows

These shows are not included in the season ticket package.

THE PLUGGED IN! ELECTRIC BAND RETURNS *

Our popular Electric Band series returns for a third season, led by Chris Anderson and accompanied by members of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and Hubbs Groove. Info

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COMMUNITY CONCERTS *

To increase access to live, professional jazz concerts, CJO presents discounted and free performances throughout Cleveland for fans and families alike! Please check our website and social media outlets for additions to this schedule throughout the season.

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EVERY WEDNESDAY STARTING AUGUST 5–JAZZ DISCOVERY FOR EVERYONE! *

From Latin to hip-hop, rhythm and blues to classic jazz rhythms, this FREE series samples a variety of styles and features some of the greatest established and new musicians around Cleveland. Led by Chris Anderson under the grand chandelier at PlayhouseSquare’s US Bank Plaza.

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DECEMBER 13 – JINGLE BELL JAZZ *

An even family-friendlier version of our celebrated holiday concert, featuring a shortened program, youth band, $10 tickets for all.
Info | Tickets

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JANUARY 30-31 – A NIGHT AT THE COTTON CLUB *

Travel back to the days of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong and more who dominated the prohibition era speakeasy music scene.
Info | Tickets

* These additional shows are not included in the season ticket package.

Upcoming Shows

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

2015-2016 Season

Starting Aug. 5

Jazz Discovery Series

Sept. 12, 2015

ON THE SUNNY SIDE

Oct. 24, 2015

Plugged In! Electric Band

Nov. 7, 2015

TAKE THE A TRAIN

Dec. 11-12, 2015

A NOT-SO-SILENT NIGHT

Dec. 13, 2015

JINGLE BELL JAZZ MATINEE

Jan. 30-31, 2016

A Night at the Cotton Club

Feb. 12-13, 2016

Love & Longing in CLE

Mar. 19, 2016

Plugged In! Electric Band

Apr. 30, 2016

Buena Vista Experience

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Cuyahoga Arts & Culture grantsOver the past eight years, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra has received nearly $130,000 in support from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, which has helped us to grow our audience in size and diversity, empower a new generation of jazz enthusiasts, and explore multi-faceted programming like our Many Faces of Miles endeavor. This type of funding strengthens our community, and enriches the quality of life in our neighborhoods for people of all ages.  We hope you’ll take just a minute and learn a little more about this extremely important funding partner.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is the public funder of arts and culture organizations, programs and events in Cuyahoga County.  Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s sole funding source is a dedicated cigarette tax levied within Cuyahoga County. Established by voters in 2007, CAC has awarded over 1,200 grants since then, distributing over $125 million in tax dollars to more than 300 organizations based in the County.  Renewal of this funding source will be on the ballot on November 3 for voters to consider.

Please take a few minutes to learn more about this important source of public funding and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture by visiting their website: cacgrants.org.