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Get ready for the new sound of Jazz:
Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra!

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.

Listen to the CCJO

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

Live-&-Local-Page

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

$5 live music each Wednesday at the Esquire Theatre! Check out http://esquiretheatre.com/events.asp#live…
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CCJO named best jazz ensemble in Cincinnati for 2016!

The Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Ensemble has been named the…
NYE 2015 Pops CCJO

CCJO Presents: New Year's Eve 2015 with the CCJO Trio

Come hear the CCJO Trio led by Aaron Jacobs as they ring…

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.

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