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About the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra

For 30 years, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra has been Northeast Ohio’s premier jazz voice. Led by Sean Jones, the CJO promotes jazz in its historical and contemporary forms, through concerts with gifted jazz musicians, arrangers, composers and educators in northeast Ohio. The CJO aims for worldwide recognition in cooperation with guest artists, and looks to shepherd young musicians toward the future of jazz. This season exemplifies this mission and vision through a variety of new music, new compositions and arrangements, and a stellar line-up of well-known guest artists and young up-and-coming talent!

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
Our VISION is to celebrate jazz as a uniquely American art form. Our MISSION is to enrich the cultural and intellectual fabric of the communities we serve through jazz.

Artistic Direction
For the remarkable composer/trumpeter/educator/activist Sean Jones, the pursuit of Jazz is a most serious endeavor. Not just in terms of mastering the art form, but in its fullest meaning and purpose socially, philosophically and spiritually.

CJO Musicians
Led by Sean Jones, CJO promotes jazz in its historical and contemporary forms, through concerts with gifted jazz musicians, arrangers, composers and educators in Northeast Ohio.

Photos
Photos coming soon.

Video Archives

CJO/Roland Paolucci Audio Archives
Sample some select songs by the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra!

Annual Report
How we're doing: who we serve, what we offer to the community, where we get our operating revenue and how we spend our funds.

Book a Gig
Book CJO at your events!

Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2013
How we're doing: who we serve, what we offer to the community, where we get our operating revenue and how we spend our funds.

CJO Staff
Learn more about our Executive Director, Colleen Sherman, and our Director of Communications & Community Outreach, Mary Glauser.

Board of Directors
CJO's Board of Directors provide organizational oversight and strategic leadership.