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2016-2017 Season

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CJO’s 2016-17 Season

January 28 and 29, 2017 
Big Spender! 
The Cy Coleman Songbook
CJO’s 3rd collaboration with The Musical
Theater Project!

Cy ColemanHere’s where Broadway meets jazz: the music of composer Cy Coleman (1929-2004). He began his career as a nightclub pianist in Manhattan’s toniest rooms, and jazz musicians loved him – but over more than 40 years his swinging tunes also found a home on the Broadway stage with such hits as Sweet Charity, Barnum, The Will Rogers Follies and City of Angels.The Musical Theater Project and Cleveland Jazz Orchestra are back for their third annual collaboration, recounting Coleman’s amazing story and blowing Musical Theater Projectthe house down with “Hey, Look Me Over!,” “Big Spender,” “The Best Is Yet to Come,” “Witchcraft” and more. Meet a man who was a major force in contemporary popular music.
Co-hosted by Bill Rudman and The Musical Theater Project. Featuring the Joe Hunter Trio, Vince Mastro and Treva Offutt. There will be two shows – the evening of Sat. 1/28 at 8p, and a matinee on Sun. 1/29 at 2p. Tickets…


February 10, 2017
CJO at the Music Box
with Special Guest Tierney Sutton
Music Box
Note: This is not a subscription concert.

Multi-Grammy nominated singer Tierney Sutton joins forces with Cleveland Jazz Orchestra for an evening of standards and Valentine’s Day flavored songs. Tickets…


February 11, 2017
Tierney Sings for Lovers
with Guest Artist Tierney Sutton

Tierney SuttonTierney is THE outstanding jazz vocalist of her generation, bringing love back to Cleveland! Enjoy an evening with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and this seven time Grammy nominated vocalist as they perform romantic jazz standards and love songs to bring in Valentine’s DayTickets…


April 8, 2017
Afro-Cuban Explosion!
With special guest Michael Phillip Mossman

Michael Phillip MossmanNew York trumpeter, composer and Oberlin graduate Michael Phillip Mossman joins the CJO in a dynamic exploration of the intersection of music from Africa, Cuba and the rest of the Carribean. “Night in Tunisia,” Manbo, Mantuno, Salsa, Samba and more!