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Education & Community Outreach

“From personal experience, I know the impact that music education can have of the lives of young people. As Artistic Director of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, it is my mission to find ways to bring music to the community and provide opportunities for young and old to experience jazz, in its many forms,” Sean Jones, CJO Artistic Director.

The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra is in the process of developing a comprehensive community outreach and education program, which we anticipate introducing during our 2012-2013 Concert Season.

In the meantime we will continue our Jazz Discovery Series, our free education concerts held at various locations throughout the community. Previous concerts have been held in partnership with Broadway School for the Arts, The Breen Center, and ideastream.

Please check back for Jazz Discovery concert announcements.

 CJO Outreach: Brecksville Broadview Heights High School

On January 22nd the CJO joined the very talented jazz ensemble at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School for a day of side-by-side instruction. That evening the students performed alongside the CJO and on their own to a packed house in the BBHS auditorium. The show wrapped up with a one-hour big band performance with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Net proceeds from the event benefited Brecksville Broadview Heights Band program.

What a wonderful night of music, education, and community! Thank you to everyone at BBHS for making this collaboration possible–we can’t wait until next year!

Education Programs
CJO has worked with over 300 students and performed for over 2,000 audience members during the Clinic & Concert Programs.

Students and CJO
Student response to our education outreach program has been extremely positive.

Bringing CJO to Your School
Music education provides known benefits such as increased intelligence, and increased success in school, society and life in general.

Jazz Discovery Series
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Jazz Discovery Series is CJO's community outreach program offering free concerts in readily accessible venues throughout Cleveland.