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Season subscriptions on sale August 1 – September 1, 2015. Individual tickets go on sale at PlayhouseSquare August 15.

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The 2015-2016 season ticket package includes the following five concerts:

September 12 – On the Sunny Side: An Evening of Ella & Ellington
We’re kicking off the season ‘On the Sunny Side’ with the sprightly, lush textures of Duke Ellington and the warm and elegant timbered Ella Fitzgerald being transfigured under the arrangements of Paul Ferguson.

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November 7 –  A Tribute to Sinatra, Strayhorn & Holiday
Exploiting the extraordinary and melding the vibes, this concert promises to break new ground on traditional favorites like Take the A Train and Strange Fruits, among others.

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December 11-12 – (choose one date), 2015: A Not-So-Silent Night: Peanuts & Pop Culture Christmas
A new take on our holiday tradition, as Paul Ferguson, Evelyn Wright, and the CJO create a cinematic salute to holidays.

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February 12-13 – (choose one date): Love & Longing in CLE
A little sweet, a little seductive, and little longing, guest artist Dominick Farinacci will share tunes from his latest recording along with Paul Ferguson’s original arrangements and familiar swoon-inducing favorites to make it a night to remember.

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April 30 – Caliente! The Buena Vista Social Club Experience
At its height, The Buena Vista Social Club was the world’s hottest hub for musicians to meet and play during the 1940s.

Additional Shows

These shows are not included in the season ticket package.

THE PLUGGED IN! ELECTRIC BAND RETURNS *

Our popular Electric Band series returns for a third season, led by Chris Anderson and accompanied by members of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and Hubbs Groove.

  • October 24
  • March 19

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COMMUNITY CONCERTS *

To increase access to live, professional jazz concerts, CJO presents discounted and free performances throughout Cleveland for fans and families alike! Please check our website and social media outlets for additions to this schedule throughout the season.

~ WEDNESDAYS, STARTING AUGUST 7 – JAZZ FOR EVERYONE! *

From Latin to hip-hop, rhythm and blues to classic jazz rhythms, this FREE series samples a variety of styles and features some of the greatest established and new musicians around Cleveland.

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DECEMBER 13 – JINGLE BELL JAZZ *

An even family-friendlier version of our celebrated holiday concert, featuring a shortened program, youth band, $10 tickets for all

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JANUARY 30-31 – A NIGHT AT THE COTTON CLUB *

Travel back to the days of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong and more who dominated the prohibition era speakeasy music scene.

* These additional shows are not included in the season ticket package.