Premier Northeast Ohio jazz ensemble opens new season right here in the Rubber City with a commemoration of 1968 – a pivotal & transformative year in American history, featuring music by Oliver Nelson, Herbie Hancock, Maynard Ferguson & more!
For 32 years, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra has been Northeast Ohio’s premier jazz voice. Led by trombonist, composer & arranger, Paul Ferguson, 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.
Join us as the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra kicks off their new season with a very special return appearance to BLU Jazz+, get your tickets now!
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About "Dreams of 1968"
The CJO will commemorate the music and times of this pivotal year in American history. Selections for this season’s opening concert will be culled from Oliver Nelson’s “The Kennedy Dream,” Herbie Hancock’s “I Have A Dream,” Maynard Ferguson’s “MacArthur Park.” More of the story of 1968 will unfold when the CJO is joined onstage by a gospel choir led by Johnny Parker.