Jazz Heritage Orchestra: "A Swingin' Christmas" ft. Evelyn Wright

By BLU Jazz+ (other events)

Friday, December 21 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM EDT

Premiere big band makes their Rubber City return with a swingin' & spirited holiday show! Featuring lead trumpeter & artistic director, Dennis Reynolds, and special guest vocalist, Evelyn Wright!

The Jazz Heritage Orchestra (JHO) is a professional not-for-profit performance and education ensemble. Composed of outstanding jazz performers who are also music educators, JHO and has performed and conducted youth education workshops throughout all of Northeast Ohio. Formed in 1998, it was soon invited to be in residence at Cleveland State University‘s Black Studies Department. Jazz Heritage Orchestra works to preserve and perpetuate the musical heritage of the great jazz masters while also creating a platform for current jazz composers and musicians. The band has had the pleasure of making music with such artists as Benny Golson, Clark Terry, Nancy Wilson and many others.

"In a thoroughly contemporary twist on the classic jazz lore tradition of the territory band, the Jazz Heritage Orchestra reflects the contributions of an impressive range of musicians from several points on the Midwestern map..." - Willard Jenkins (journalist for JazzTimes, Downbeat, BET On Jazz, WPFW)

Get your tickets now as we showcase this incredibly polished jazz orchestra in their return to BLU! Featuring Brad Wagner, Chris Coles, Chris Burge, Eddie Bayard, David Kay, Chris Anderson, Mark Mauldin, Jason Smith, Eric Dregne, Mike Wade, Derrick Gardner, Ted Chubb, Paul Johnston, Glenn Holmes, Bobby Ferrazza, Reggie Jackson & lead trumpet / artistic director, Dennis Reynolds!