Scott Garlock, Executive Director
Dr. Scott Garlock has taught at Mount Union College, Knox College and currently runs the jazz and low brass area at Ashland University. In addition to being a member of CJO, he is also a member of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra. He also served as president (and helped create) the state jazz education organization (JECO) and served the same capacity for OH-IAJE before that. Scott was a consultant for the eighth edition of Jazz Styles and Analysis. At the University of Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival, Scott was given a judge’s citation by pianist Benny Green for his “Positive, Spirited Direction.” Scott is a Jupiter Wind artist/clinician who has recorded on over a hundred albums and commercials.
Kenny Koblitz, Executive Director Emeritus
Executive Director Kenny Koblitz is one of the CJO’s original fans and a former member of its Board. For the past 15 years, Kenny has been a consultant to the specialty chemical industry. Prior to consulting, he was a sales executive with several international firms in the industry. He and his wife, Audrey, endow several music scholarships and funds in Greater Cleveland and Chautauqua, New York. Kenny is a graduate of Shaker Heights High School and Ohio State University and served in the U.S. Air Force with the 445th Troop Carrier Wing, a support unit for both the 82nd and 101st Airborn Divisions.