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About the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra

For almost 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! Enjoy—Hear It! See It! Feel It!


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
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Artistic Director Sean Jones spent most of the last decade as lead trumpeter of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in New York, returning to his northeast Ohio home in 2009 to succeed former teacher Jack Schantz as head of the CJO.

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 - 2012
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
Our Directors of Development, Communications and Community Outreach and Operations.

Board of Directors
Our President, Executive VP, VP of Development, Secretary, Treasurer and the rest of our Board members.