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A LETTER FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, KENNY KOBLITZ

Kenny KoblitzAs a 25-year fan of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and a member of its board, I am honored and proud to have been chosen to be Executive Director as the CJO begins its 32nd season. Teaming with Managing Director, Colleen Sherman, Artistic Director, Paul Ferguson, Booking Agent, Dr. Scott Garlock, Personnel Manager, George Shernit, our Executive Committee and Board, I promise everyone another exciting season.

Our goals for the short term include; increasing concert revenues, donor gifts and exposure in PlayhouseSquare and the Greater Cleveland area. None of the above can be accomplished without the incredible talents of our orchestra members and the continued support from our loyal donors.

Recently, the CJO received a generous bequest from the estate of the late Irving Fine, a long time fan and adviser to the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. All of us are looking forward to honoring his memory with a presentation to his lovely wife, Gloria.

I look forward to meeting all of you at the Hanna as well as at our appearances at Nightown The Bob Stop,The Music Box and many other venues that we will be playing.

We encourage everyone to introduce friends and relatives to “THE BEST DAMN BIG JAZZ BAND IN THE LAND.”

All the best to all of you,

Kenny Koblitz
Executive Director

SEPTEMBER PERFORMANCES

September 10, 2016
A Love Supreme with Guest Artist Joe Lovano
This performance is part of the CJO 2016-2017 season.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016
Bop Stop at the Music Settlement
Joe Lovano and CJO @ Bop Stop
7pm – 10:30pm
Tickets: $25

The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra with special guest, Joe Lovano will honor the music of Miles Davis as this year marks what would have been Miles’ 90th birthday and it is also the 25th anniversary of his passing. The second set will feature Joe Lovano performing Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”. You do not want to miss this one

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Saturday, September 17, 2016: 7:30pm
CJO with Wooster Symphony Orchestra
“Tribute to Sarah Vaughan”
Featuring Ann Hampton Callaway, René Marie, and Dee Alexander
McGaw Chapel
340 E. University Street
Wooster, OH 44691
Tel. 330-263-2419

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Sunday, September 25, 2016, 12pm – 2pm (Doors open at 11am)
Jazz Brunch with Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Quintet
Music Box Supper Club
48 Main Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113
Tickets are $10

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A LOVE SUPREME
CJO’s 2016-17 Season

September 10, 2016
A Love Supreme with Guest Artist Joe Lovano

November 5, 2016
Jazz/Soul Fusion Fest

December 9 and 10, 2016
A CJO Christmas with Guest Artist Nia Drummond

December 11, 2016
Jingle Bell Jazz, Family Matinee

January 28 and 29, 2017 
Big Spender!
The Cy Coleman Songbook
(CJO’s 3rd collaboration with The Musical Theater Project!)

February 11, 2017
Tierney Sings for Lovers with Guest Artist Tierney Sutton

April 8, 2017
Afro-Cuban Explosion!

Upcoming Shows

SEPTEMBER 10
A Love Supreme
SEPTEMBER 11
Lovano and CJO at Bop
SEPTEMBER 17
CJO at Wooster
SEPTEMBER 25
Jazz Brunch
NOVEMBER 5, 2016
Jazz/Soul Fusion Fest
DECEMBER 9 & 10
A CJO Christmas
DECEMBER 11, 2016
Jingle Bell Jazz
JANUARY 28 & 29, 2017
Cy Coleman Songbook
FEBRUARY 11
Tierney Sings for Lovers
APRIL 8
From Capetown to Kabul!