Nov 14: CJO at John Knox Church – FREE!

Howie SmithThe Performance Committee of John Knox Presbyterian Church in North Olmsted (25200 Lorain Road) invites the community to attend a performance by the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Quartet, the first performance hosted by JKPC in its inaugural 2014-15 series of events. The group, led by Howie Smith, will perform at 7 pm on Friday evening, November 14, at the church.

All concerts are free and open to the public with advance seating reservations. To reserve your seats, contact Geoffrey Peterson: 440-777-3744, ext. 120, or email performance_series@johnknoxpc.org.

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2014-2015 Season Overview

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!

Tickets…

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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!

Tickets…

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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.

Comes with season tickets. Individual tickets…

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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.”

Comes with season tickets. Individual tickets…

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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!

Comes with season tickets. Individual tickets…

Featured Video

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

Upcoming Shows

NOV 14

FREE - CJO & Howie Smith

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

Aug 29

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Jazz Discovery Series led by Chris Anderson – presented by PlayhouseSquare District Development Corporation

Next Concert:

How Do You Like Your Blues?
September 8, 2014, 6pm
US Bank Plaza at PlayhouseSquare

If you like it swingin, down home, and funky this one is for you! Chris Anderson and the CJO crew will be covering the blue sounds of B.B. King, Louis Jordan, Miles Davis and many others.

More information and the entire Jazz Discovery line-up…