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!