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The new sound of Jazz in the Queen City:
Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra!

Listen to our upcoming artist:
Andy Brown!

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The Music

The ensemble explores the works of contemporary composers as well as those of the masters of the Jazz heritage, including Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis and Gil Evans.

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The Creds

Members of the CCJO have performed, toured and recorded with many of the top names in the jazz and commercial music industries, including Ray Charles, The Woody Herman Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Michael Feinstein, Conrad Herwig, the Temptations, Arturo Sandoval, Tony Bennett, Clark Terry and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

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The Classroom

As educators, nearly all of the ensemble members serve on the music faculties of prominent university music schools, including: Miami University, Northern Kentucky University, Butler University, Xavier University, the University of Dayton and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

The Director

Rob PartonThe CCJO is led by artistic director Rob Parton who currently serves as associate professor of trumpet at Capital University.

CCJO Updates

CCJO receives matching grant for ArtsWave!

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$5 Live 'N Local Series Wednesdays at Esquire Theatre!

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CCJO named best jazz ensemble in Cincinnati for 2016!

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The CCJO believes in the power of music to transform lives for the better and seeks to bring the beauty and elegance of Jazz to students and audiences alike.