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About the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra

For 31 years, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra has been Northeast Ohio’s premier jazz voice. Led by Paul Ferguson, 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
Paul Ferguson's dedication to the band, to Cleveland, and to jazz as both a historic and ever-evolving art form are unmatched.

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

Photos
Enjoy photos of CJO concerts, events, and outreach. Photography courtesy of Firelands Photography, Susan Bestul Photography, and Wetzler's Studios.

Video Archives

CJO/Roland Paolucci Audio Archives
Through the generosity of both time and spirit, Roland Paolucci, CJO Artistic Director Emeritus, has diligently recorded and edited our concerts over the past 30 years. We are pleased to be able to share the 'virtual CJO' experience with you!

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
Whether it's a corporate function, wedding, or benefit event the CJO can work with you to meet your budget and entertainment needs.

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.